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2023 Award Recipients

Excellence in Broadcasting 


Outstanding Commercial, WXBK, New York - “Essence Festival”

Outstanding Promotional AnnouncementWXBK, New York - “Black Music Month 2022 ‘How This Became That’”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WABC, New York - “77 ABC Back the Blue”

Outstanding Spot News, WINS, New York - “Sunset Park Subway Shooting”

Outstanding Newscast, WCBS AM, New York - “The WCBS Afternoon Roundup”

Outstanding Feature, WABC, New York - “Cindy Adams Interviews with Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo”

Outstanding Morning Show, WABC, New York - “Sid & Friends in the Morning”

Outstanding Radio Show, WFUV, New York - “One on One: Celebrating Vin Scully”

Outstanding Sports Coverage, WCBS AM, New York - “The Seaver Statue”

Outstanding Interview, WXBK, New York - “Interview with NYC Mayor Eric Adams About the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop”

Outstanding Use of Audio, WXBK, New York - “50th Birthday of Notorious B.I.G. Promo & Recap”

Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting, WABC, New York - “Columbus Day Parade”

Outstanding Election Coverage, WABC, New York - “Election Coverage”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, WABC, New York - “Radio Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighter Timothy Klein”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, WABC, New York - “Curtis Sliwa: Closing of Lenny’s Pizza in Brooklyn”

Outstanding Podcast, WABC, New York - “Other Side of Midnight w/ Frank Morano & Guest William Shatner”


Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign, WXTV TV, New York - “Contigo Regreso a Clases”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WXTV TV, New York - “Amigos de Univision”

Outstanding Feature News Story, WNBC TV, New York - “Jake Jetpulse”

Outstanding Use of Local News Video, WNBC TV, New York - “We Had Our Shelter”

Outstanding Series or Documentary, WNBC TV, New York - “Chasing Our Climate”

Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting, WXTV TV, New York - “Dominican Day Parade Live”

Outstanding Specialty Programming, WXTV TV, New York - “Comienza en Casa”

Outstanding Evening Newscast, WXTV TV, New York - “Best Evening Newscast 7/20/22”

Outstanding Use of Digital PlatformsWNBC TV, New York - “WNBC Digital/WNJU Digital”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, WNBC TV, New York - “Ashley Chaparro”


Outstanding Commercial, WKRL, Syracuse - “Woodford Bros”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement, WYJB, Albany - “Hannaford 20 Outstanding Women”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or SeriesWXXI AM, Rochester - “The Road to Inclusion”

Outstanding Spot News, WAMC, Albany - “Shootout Rattles Saratoga Springs”

Outstanding Newscast, WHAM, Rochester - “The Morning News 2/16/23”

Outstanding Feature, WXXI AM, Rochester - “It’s a Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls”

Outstanding Morning Show, WHAM, Rochester - “The Morning News 2/16/23”

Outstanding Radio Show, WTLA, Syracuse - “Orange Nation”

Outstanding Sports Coverage, WAMC, Albany - “2022 Meet Kicks Off at Saratoga Race Course”

Outstanding Interview, WTLA, Syracuse - “First Radio Interview with Adrian Autry After Becoming SU Head Coach”

Outstanding Editorial/Commentary, WHAM, Rochester - “Lonsberry: In Defense of Police Officers”

Outstanding Use of Audio, WXXI AM, Rochester - “Halloween House”

Outstanding Live-On Scene Reporting, WHAM, Rochester - “Lonsberry Live on North Clinton 9/16/22”

Outstanding Election Coverage, WAMC, Albany - “NY-19 Special Election Features Two County Executives”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, WLIW, Long Island - “Digital Presence”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, WYRK, Buffalo - “Kadie Daye”

Outstanding Live Local Coverage, WKRL, Syracuse - “Wheel of Tattoo LIVE!”

Outstanding Podcast, WHAM, Rochester - “WHAM @100”


Outstanding Commercial, WNYT TV, Albany - “Oak Mountain”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement or Series, WSTM TV, Syracuse - “I-Team Investigates”

Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign, WYBN TV, Cobleskill - “Christian Day Camp Enrollment”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WGRZ TV, Buffalo - “commUNITY”

Outstanding Spot News, WKBW TV, Buffalo - “Terror Strikes at Buffalo Supermarket”

Outstanding Hard News Story, WHAM-TV, Rochester - “House Riddled with Bullets”

Outstanding Feature News Story, WIVB TV, Buffalo - “Niagara Daredevils at Oakwood”

Outstanding Use of Local News Video, WROC TV, Rochester - “Stan Carlson”

Outstanding Series or Documentary, WRGB TV, Schenectady - “Wasted Pandemic Resources”

Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting, WHAM-TV, Rochester - “Arrest in Brittanee Drexel Murder”

Outstanding Sportscast, WHAM-TV, Rochester - “13WHAM Sports”

Outstanding Specialty Programming, WSYR-TV, Syracuse - “Honoring Black History: Sharing Our Stories 2/2/23”

Outstanding Evening Newscast, WHAM-TV, Rochester - “13WHAM News at 6”

Outstanding Morning Newscast, WRGB TV, Schenectady - “CBS 6 Morning News: Tracking Ian”

Outstanding Weathercast, WSTM TV, Syracuse - “The Weight of Snow”

Outstanding Election Coverage, WRGB TV, Schenectady - “CBS 6 News at 11: Election Night”

Outstanding Use of Digital PlatformsWHAM-TV, Rochester - “Buffalo Plus”

Outstanding Social Media PersonalityWTVH TV, Syracuse - “Michael Benny”

Outstanding Podcast, WSTM-TV, Syracuse - “The Orange Zone”

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, WHAM-TV, Rochester - “Damar Hamlin Collapses on the Field”


Outstanding Commercial, WMTT, Elmira-Corning - “420 Novelties - Zombie Apocalypse”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement, WNYR, Waterloo/Geneva - “FLRG Recruitment”

Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign, WPIG, Olean - “Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center-Human Trafficking”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WCZX, Poughkeepsie - “In Touch”

Outstanding Spot News, WJFF, Jeffersonville - “Roe V Wade 6/24/22”

Outstanding Feature, WJFF, Jeffersonville - “The Local Edition: Hope Not Handcuffs”

Outstanding Morning Show, WFRG, Utica - “Polly & Carl in the Morning”

Outstanding Radio Show, WICY, Potsdam - “Afternoons with Brendyn Wayne”

Outstanding Sports Coverage, WPIE, Lansing - “NYS Class D Boys Soccer Semifinal: Southern Cayuga vs. Chazy”

Outstanding Interview, WJFF, Jeffersonville - “The Local Edition: Ukraine One Year Later”

Outstanding Election Coverage, WJFF, Jeffersonville - “Election 2022”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, WPIE, Lansing - “ESPN Ithaca’s Section IV High School Sports”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, WFRG, Utica - “Cooking with Polly”

Outstanding Podcast, WNGZ, Elmira-Corning - “True Crime Tuesday”


Outstanding Commercial, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh - “Riley Ford”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement or Series, WENY-TV, Elmira-Corning - “Stories with Heart”

Outstanding Public Service Announcement/CampaignWBNG-TV, Binghamton - “Southern Tier Tuesdays Grant Recipients PSAs”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WENY-TV, Elmira-Corning - “The Senior Notebook-Eileen Collins Interview”

Outstanding Spot News, WVNY-TV, Plattsburgh - “Saranac Lake Shooting”

Outstanding Hard News Story, WWNY-TV, Watertown - “Hearing the Homeless”

Outstanding Feature News Story, WICZ-TV, Binghamton - “Endicott Seamstress Weaves Her Way into History”

Outstanding Use of Local News Video, WBNG-TV, Binghamton - “Telling ‘her’ Story: Mission 14 of the Tin Tiers Honor Flight”

Outstanding Series or Documentary, WSKG-TV, Binghamton - “The Salt Babies”

Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting, WKTV-TV, Utica - “Nielsen Street Officer Involved Shooting”

Outstanding Sportscast, WETM-TV, Elmira-Corning - “Andy Malnoske Sportscast 2/23/23”

Outstanding Specialty Programming, WSKG-TV, Binghamton - “Expressions: Season 16”

Outstanding Evening Newscast, WKTV-TV, Utica - “NewsChannel 2 at 11”

Outstanding Weathercast, WENY-TV, Elmira-Corning - “Meteorologist Joe Veres 6 PM Forecast: September 9, 2022”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, WKTV-TV, Utica - “WKTV Digital Platforms”

Outstanding Social Media PersonalityWBNG-TV, Binghamton – “Lead Anchor, Scott Sasina”

Outstanding Podcast, WETM-TV, Elmira-Corning - “Twin Tiers Overtime”

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, WKTV-TV, Utica - “Nielsen Street Officer Involved Shooting”


Outstanding Promotional Announcement, WICB, Ithaca College - “Hobo’s Lullaby Promo”

Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign, WFUV, Fordham University - “Strike a Chord-Second Chances”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, WRHU, Hofstra University - “The Gun Control Debate 5/4/22”

Outstanding Spot News, WRHU, Hofstra University - “Mineola Gun Violence March”

Outstanding Newscast, WFUV, Fordham University - “The ‘What’s What’ On-Air Newscast 8/2/22”

Outstanding Feature, WRHU, Hofstra University - “Josh Bailey-One Team 1000 Games”

Outstanding Radio Show, WICB, Ithaca College - “Homebrew 11/22/22”

Outstanding Sports Coverage, WICB, Ithaca College - “Radio Row Review 2/10/23”

Outstanding Interview, WFUV, Fordham University - “Keanon Lowe on Hometown Victory: A Coaches Story of Football, Fate & Coming Home”

Outstanding Editorial/Commentary, WNYO, Suny Oswego - “The Kyle Spisak Show-Syracuse Blunders”

Outstanding Use of Audio, WRHU, Hofstra University - “Massapequa Celebrates Little League WS Team”

Outstanding Election Coverage, WRHU, Hofstra University - “Hofstra Votes Live 2022”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, WONY, SUNY Oneonta - “US Radio Updater”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, WRHU, Hofstra University - “Andrew Fantucchio”

Outstanding Podcast, WICB, Ithaca College - “How Are You, Actually? Episode 3”


Outstanding Promotional Announcement or Series, SUNY Oswego - “Run to Wonzones”

Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign, SUNY Fredonia - “Mike Igoe Colon Cancer PSA”

Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, ICTV, Ithaca College - “A Time of Reform”

Outstanding Spot News, Syracuse University - “Cazenovia College Closing Due to Financial Concerns”

Outstanding Hard News Story, Syracuse University - “Micron Computer Chip Plan Forces Clay Neighbors Out”

Outstanding Feature News Story, Syracuse University - “SU’s Secret Society of Music Makers”

Outstanding Use of Local News Video, SUNY Oswego - “Rich and Pour”

Outstanding Series or Documentary, Syracuse University - “NCC Spotlight Team: Home and Held Hostage”

Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting, Syracuse University - “Nicole Aponte”

Outstanding Sportscast, ICTV, Ithaca College - “Sports Final 2/26/23”

Outstanding Specialty Programming, Syracuse University - “President Biden Speaks in Syracuse”

Outstanding Evening Newscast, ICTV, Ithaca College - “Newswatch 11/15/22”

Outstanding Morning Newscast, ICTV, Ithaca College - “Good Day Ithaca 11/18/22”

Outstanding Weathercast, Syracuse University - “Ronnie Parrillo”

Outstanding Election Coverage, Syracuse University - “CitrusTV Election Night 2022 - 11/8/22”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms, Syracuse University -“CitrusTVSports on Instagram”

Outstanding Social Media Personality, Syracuse University - “Teagan Brown”

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, Syracuse University - “President Biden Speaks in Syracuse”

Outstanding Classroom Digital Project, SUNY Oswego - “Roots of Rivalry: Oswego & Plattsburgh Hockey”

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