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Serving New York Winners

Every year, NYSBA celebrates local broadcasters’ commitment to serving their communities. We also honor the public service groups that work with local stations to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the Empire State. We recognize commercial, non-commercial, and college stations for their efforts. Honorees receive the famous NYSBA Crystal Bowl. Markets are alphabetically ordered below.

 

                                      

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Register Round-Up - WTEN

News10ABC joined the annual Price Chopper/Market32 Register Round-up campaign In August 2023 that allows customers to round up their register receipts as a donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Dr. Pamela J. Harper Community Block Party -Alive Radio Network

This annual block party has been offered to the city of Albany to benefit the underprivileged community. The block party offers information, resources, games, and food for all. ALIVE Radio was proud to partner with the hosts and organizers to broadcast radio spots in Albany and the surrounding areas, at no cost. They partnered with New Jerusalem Home of the Saved Church.

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National Police Week - WRNQ/WRWD

iHeartMedia of the Mid Hudson Valley partnered with Athena Gyro, Eastdale Bagels, Mid-Hudson Subaru, and Williams Lumber for National Police Week. This honored and thanked our local Hudson Valley Law Enforcement Officers from Poughkeepsie Police Department, the Ulster County Sheriffs Office, the Hyde Park School District Police, force and the New York State Police.

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Capital Region Toys for Tots & Kelly's Angels Inc. - WNYT

WNYT and My4 are proud supporters of Kelly's Angels Inc. They are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that's dedicated to helping children and their families smile during difficult times. Kelly's Angels offers angel aid, scholarships, and more to capital region children whose lives have been forever changed by the loss of a parent or sibling to cancer or another illness.

Every holiday season, WNYT and My4 team up with Capital Region Toys for Tots to highlight, raise awareness of, and volunteer for the organization. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to children in need.

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WGY Cares for Kids Radiothon - WGY News Radio

The 25th annual News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River Cares for Kids Radiothon raised more than $330,000 for the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital, according to the Albany Medical Center Foundation.  All funds raised support programs and services provided by the children’s hospital, the only children’s hospital in the region and the local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital.

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Albany

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Fall Fund Drive With Adirondack Council - WAMC

As a community partner with WAMC, the Adirondack Council generously donated carbon reduction certificates to WAMC members during our Last Fund Drive of 2022. The result was 160 permanently retired RGGI carbon allowances, preventing 160 tons of smokestack carbon pollution. The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is an 11-state carbon reduction program designed to limit CO2 emissions from electric power plants from Maine to Virginia. RGGI requires power plants to buy one “carbon allowance” for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit. 

The Adirondack Council is the largest environmental organization in the Adirondack Park. They reduce the pollution level even further by buying up carbon allowances before power plants can get them. This reduces the available supply of carbon allowances and increases the cost of avoiding clean-up.

Overdose Awareness Day - WVCR 

WVCR partnered with the Nopiates Committee for this year's campaign. The general public gathered at West Sand Lake Elementary for vehicle procession. Vehicles were prompted to tune in to 88.3fm WVCR-FM to listen to recorded messages from loved ones as we honor those we have lost and promote awareness and support for those affected by substance use disorders. the presentation lasted :30 minutes and was supported by PSA's leading to the event.

New York Now - WMHT 

A majority of voters believe American democracy is under threat. Trust in US government is near an all-time low point. More than ever, Americans need media they can trust to wade through the political polarization and provide information that fosters civic awareness and civil debate. Introducing NY&, a brand-new YouTube series from WMHT tackling the ways New Yorkers can be more civically engaged to improve their lives and communities. Twice each month, we deep dive into topics like media literacy, voter fraud, and other key ways New Yorkers can stay tapped in.

Lake George Area Adventures - WLGR-FM

This is a weekly Warren County Radio Feature that airs twice daily during prime listenership on WLGR 93.5 FM to bring greater awareness to the many functions and facets of county operations and places of interest.  The emphasis is on profiling the very best of Warren County including its  numerous hidden gems and under-recognized and remarkable features.

These include the First Wilderness Corridor, the Warren County Bike Trail, Adirondack Canoeing, the Hyde Museum, hiking Prospect Mountain, X-Country Skiing, Glamping on the Hudson, White water rafting, maple sugar season tours, and island camping on Lake George. This feature is a highly produced segment including music beds, sound effects, interviews and narration to tell the stories of these unique adventures in the Adirondack region.

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Backpack Heroes with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY - WRGB

CBS 6 Backpack Heroes raises money for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY Backpack Program which provides children in food insecure households with a backpack filled with healthy food and child friendly (easy to prepare) weekend meals. These children mostly rely on the free/reduced breakfast and lunch program at school for consistent meals so this program fills the weekend meal gap. 2022 marked the seventh year of the campaign (year 8 begins on 9/12/23!) to date, the campaign has raised $529,171. These funds have supported the Backpack Program in 83 Capital Region schools and helped the Food Bank with the costs associated with running the program.

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Ronald McDonald House Radiothon - WKLI-FM

The cat & the team at Albany Broadcasting hosts a 2 day radiothon to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald house.  This year the campaign raised $154,728.

Binghamton

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Real Men Wear Pink Telethon - WETM

WETM held a telethon for the American cancer society of the southern tier. Spearheaded by the sports director, the telethon was able to earn over $1,000 in one evening and donations continued throughout the month of October.

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Twin Tiers Honor Flight - WBNG

WBNG has been the media team for the Twin Tiers Honor Flight over the past few years. Anchors Maci Cosmore and Kaitlin Pearson accompanied the veterans on the Honor Flights to Washington DC. Veterans shared their stories through the newscasts as well as with a PSA bringing Awareness to the organization

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Ciliberto & Friends helps Launch a new Radio Station - WVOS-AM

Ciliberto & Friends is a legacy local talk show in Sullivan County and the Catskills that provides lighthearted talk and public service. They've been providing local news and information for over fifteen years.

 

Host Paul Ciliberto spends each morning interviewing a variety of individuals including community groups & organizations, public figures, community leaders, and businesses. Ciliberto and Friends supports countless community organizations and fundraisers.

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WVOS Celebrates its Diamond Anniversary - WVOS

WVOS Celebrated its Diamond Anniversary in September 2022. Sullivan County’s first radio station WVOS, known as the Voice of Sullivan, began broadcasting at 1240 on the AM dial on September 26th 1947. The station licensed to Liberty New York was the county’s only radio station for the next 30 years, with a companion FM signal added in 1964. During the month of September, Bold Gold Media and 95.9 VOS FM commemorated this Diamond Anniversary with a look back on the music and the memories from those involved with WVOS through the years. Bold Gold Media worked with the Sullivan County Historical Society to create a special WVOS exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville.

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98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon - WSUL

The 98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon celebrated its 45th year on Friday, February 17, 2023, and raised over $103,000 for heart disease in the Sullivan Catskills.  This year’s focus was on the prevention, education, and treatment of heart disease, with proceeds benefitting Cardiac Equipment for Garnet Medical Center Catskills; The Warrior Teens Program and an Outdoor Fitness Pad in Monticello with Sullivan 180; and A Singe Bite’s Real Food School Education Program. 

Ciliberto & Friends Saving Friends - WDNB

Ciliberto & Friends Saving Friends was a promotion in partnership with Sullivan County Public Health. The goal was to raise awareness about the local Opioid Epidemic and the benefits of having people in the community trained to save lives. The promotion called for businesses and organizations to pledge to get their staff Narcan Trained, with the goal of training 102 Community Members. Also, the entire Bold Gold Media New York staff was Narcan trained with a video of that training shared on social media. On air promos featured members of the Sullivan County Drug Task Force, plus weekly live progress updates. Over twenty businesses and organizations pledged to Narcan train, easily exceeding the 102-participant training goal.

Full Plate Project - WIVT-TV

NewsChannel 34 looked in depth at hunger in our community and how the Full Plate Project is working to ensure no child, adult, or family goes hungry. WIVT-TV and WBGH-TV devoted a day to broadcasting special PSA messages from the NewsChannel 34 on-air team, highlighting the importance of the project and how viewers can help it succeed. Our 6pm & 11pm Newscasts, along with our website Binghamtonhomepage.com, included special stories devoted to hunger and food insecurity. NewsChannel 34’s owner Nexstar Media Group supported the Full Plate project last year with a donation of $5,000 from its foundation and matched that contribution again this year.

Mac'N Cheese Bowl - WFIZ

In 2013, the Cayuga Radio Group’s top 40 station “Z95.5” partnered with Foodnet Meals on Wheels for a new event called “The Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl”. 2023 marked the 10th year for this event. A sold-out crowd of over 1,300 people sampling a total of over a dozen submissions. A Total of over $40,000 was raised- and a grand total of $300,000 in the last 10 years.

POLAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS NY - WICB

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, members of WICB participated in Ithaca's annual Polar Plunge at Taughannock Falls State Park in support of Special Olympics New York. WICB's team raised $410. In total, the community event raised over $101K for the organization, surpassing the overall fundraising goal. WICB is ithaca college's student-run radio station.

VIC Radio's 36th Annual 50-Hour Marathon - VIC Radio 

During the weekend of Friday, April 21st - Sunday, April 23rd (2023), four student DJs stayed awake and on the air to raise money for a local non-profit organization. In total, the event raised $4,026 for the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, an organization that provides domestic and sexual violence services in Ithaca and Tompkins County, NY. The weekend's broadcast was streamed live on vicradio.org and simulcasted on WICB 91.7 FM and Ithaca College Television (ICTV). VIC is Ithaca College's student-run online radio station.

Norwich Gus Macker Basketball Podcast for the YMCA - WCDO 

The Norwich Gus Macker basketball tournament is the biggest Macker event in New York State with over 250 teams participating from all over the northeast. This is a major tourism draw for the city of Norwich and is a big fundraiser for the Norwich YMCA. WCDO now has a new FM signal in Norwich and has teamed up with the YMCA to promote this event to bring in more players and spectators. WCDO sponsored 9 teams this year and did a live podcast from the event interviewing a variety of players and spectators. This partnership with the Norwich YMCA has really helped bring more participation to the event and the podcast was a big hit with listeners. WCDO is proud to support this fundraiser which brings in over $15,000 for the Norwich YMCA each year.

Cars and Bikes at Otsiningo Park With Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association - Equinox Broadcasting 

Classic and custom car and motorcycle show to benefit the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association to support their mission of "vets helping vets."

Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon 2023 - WNKI-FM  

For over 20 years, Wink 106 (WNKI-FM, Elmira, NY) has been a partner with The Children’s Miracle Network and local hospital, Arnot Health; recently adding the support of sister stations Bigfoot Country Radio, Jamz 101-7 & 107-9 and Magic 106.7 & 106.9. The 2023 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon; which ran March 8th and 9th, was extra special because we, as a community, collectively raised a record-shattering $161,168.28 which helps CMN and Arnot Health buy even more life saving equipment for local children in need. All proceeds from our CMN Radiothon stay in our community to purchase life saving equipment and support services for our N.I.C.U. and Pediatric Department at Arnot Health. The local Children’s Miracle Network serves 11 counties in our region.

Why vote? — NAACP/Radio Catskill Community Forum - WJFF  

As voting rights across the country are under attack and as hostile conditions at school board meetings rise, Radio Catskill partnered with the Sullivan County Chapter of the NAACP for a series of educational forums.

In August, we jointly presented an online community forum about the value of voting. We were  joined by representatives of the League of Women Voters of Pike County, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans of Sullivan County, the League of Women Voters of New York State, and Associate Professor Stephen Pampinella of SUNY New Paltz’s Political Science Department."

Buffalo

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Sinclair Day of Service with Sleep in Heavenly Peace - WUTV/WNYO 

On Wednesday, April 12, Sinclair held its first company-wide Day of Service. The Day of Service is an Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) that provides an opportunity to spotlight the culture of caring shared by Sinclair employees while helping improve the communities we serve. We partnered with the amazing team at sleep in heavenly peace to build beds for children in Buffalo who don't currently have a safe place to sleep. 

Erie County Agricultural Society: Erie County Fair & Other Events - WBBZ

The Erie County Agricultural Society manages the annual Erie County Fair. WBBZ-TV has been a multi-year partner with the Agricultural Society, promoting not just the fair, but the 4-H and agricultural components to support the scholarship funds for students. The station does this through special videos produced for fundraising dinners, with segments on the daily "Fair Day Live" program aired during the fair, along with "The Big Picture," "Passionate Living," and a live stream of the AG Bonanza" featuring various animal shows and competitions. 

Buffalo Strong Hurricane Relief: Red Cross - WKBW 

October 4th, 2022, 7WKBW partnered with the American Red Cross for an all-day telethon focused on relief efforts following the devastation from hurricanes Ian and Fiona. Through the generosity of our Western New York community, this multiplatform one-day push raised more than $93k to directly help those affected by these storms.

Coats 4 Kids - WIVB

Coats 4 Kids is an annual program created by Colvin Cleaners. Winter garments are dropped off at various sites, cleaned, and then distributed to area community agencies. WIVB provides promotional support for the program as well as live coverage of the big drop-off event to increase awareness and donation amounts.

VITA program with the United Way - WDOE/WBKX

WDOE/WBKX News Director Dave Rowley worked with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County to promote the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) during the 2023 tax season. Dave interviewed representatives of the United Way about the free program and how local residents could schedule appointments.

Ride For Roswell - WGRF/WHTT/WEDG

Cumulus Media's stations were major supporters of the ride for Roswell.  The stations supported the event with a series of announcements encouraging the community to participate. Major station personalities from 97Rock, 103.3 The Edge, & Classic Hits 104.1 recruited listeners to join riding in the fight against cancer. Collectively, station teams raised over $40,000 through the ride. Additionally, station personalities acted as emcees on the day of the ride to host and cheer on the community participants.

Ch 2 Day/Opening day Erie County Fair food drive

with FeedMore WNY WGRZ

WGRZ 2 On Your Side promotes opening day free admission at Erie County Fair with a donation of 4 canned food items. 2023 Opening day brought in a record-breaking 140,834 lbs. of food from the community. The donation equates to 117,362 meals for neighbors across Buffalo. The Erie County Fair’s Opening Day food drive is the largest summertime food drive for FeedMore WNY. 2 On Your Side is a proud sponsor of opening day at the Erie County Fair and also a proud supporter of the mission of Feedmore WNY.

Long Island

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Free Summer Concert Series with Nassau County WKJY

Each year, hundreds of thousands of residents benefit by attending safe, fun, and free entertainment as KJOY 98.3 teams up with the town of Hempstead and Nassau County to promote and host the free summer concert series. This year, nearly 50 free concerts were held, with the highlights being a Labor Day weekend performance by Sugar Ray and the kick-off performance by Boyz II Men, which saw over 40,000 attendees; a record-breaking crowd for an event of its type.

Stamp Out Hunger with National Association of Letter Carriers for Island Harvest - WBZO

103.1 MAX FM was a proud partner of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive with the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents were asked to leave a bag of non-perishable foods at their mailbox for their letter carrier to collect. This happened on 5/13/23 across the US. MAX FM was part of leading the drive for Long Island (along with sister stations at Connoisseur Media Long Island). Together, they helped drive donations to over 500,000 pounds of food collected.

WALK 97.5 Cares: Diabetes - WALK

WALK 97.5 dedicated a month-long campaign to raising awareness for Diabetes. Did you know that insulin is the 2nd most expensive liquid in the world (second to oil)? Over 4-weeks in May 2022, we shared stories, information, resources, and the support of a community to raise awareness for diabetes. We had physicians, patients, adults, and children participate in our messaging which aired more than 60 vignettes each week for 4 weeks. Achieving more than 1.3 million impressions across Long Island, WALK Cares: Diabetes helped give a voice to so many people and organizations.

Hope Rocks  - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/Long Island Chapter - WWSK

Suicide affects so many people and carries a stigma that makes it an unapproachable topic. But at 94.3 The Shark, we believe it’s a topic that needs to be talked about. In partnership with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/Long Island Chapter, we hosted a day-long radiothon and auction raising over $8000. We had celebrities, sponsors, and local stories from listeners shared throughout the day. The more we talk about it, the more we can help prevent suicide and see the early signs and warnings of mental health challenges.

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach with Bethpage Federal Credit Union - WHLI

For the 19th year, WHLI is the official and exclusive media outlet to broadcast the live play-by-play of the Jones Beach air show.  For over 400,000 people on the beach and thousands of locals who line up around the airports to watch the planes take off, they can hear shoe boss, Rob Rider, announce all the military and civilian performers.  The Air Show acts as a feature attraction for military recruitment and advancement and we’re thrilled to be part of this annual tradition.

Hampton Classic Horse Show - WVVH-TV

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a 501 (c) not-for-profit organization with a two-fold mission: to put on a world-class equestrian event and to support other local charities. Since 1977, the Hampton Classic has made annual financial contributions totaling more than two million dollars to date to its official community partner, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. In addition, the Classic provides onsite booth space for Hospital staff to interact with the public, as well as two VIP tables that the Hospital can use to thank current and cultivate new supporters. All Stony Brook Southampton Hospital employees are admitted for free.

The Classic supports many other local non-profit organizations and equestrian-related charities. Following is a summary of the Hampton Classic’s charitable activities, beyond its own 501(c)3 status and its annual financial donation and in-kind support to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

PET Patrol with the The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation - WLNG 92.1 Sag Harbor

Since 1963 WLNG has helped to find Lost Dogs and Cats, even Rabbits, Pot Bellied Pigs, and Canaries! We work with all the animal shelters on Long Island notably The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Campus Food Pantry the NEST - WHPC – Nassau Community College

Bill Horan learns about the on-campus food pantry at Nassau Community College, called “The Nest at NCC.” Our guests today are Sharon Masrour, the Executive Director, and Valerie Fasanello, the Assistant Director at the NEST. They are also both Professors in Nassau’s English Department.

American Cancer Society Making Strides on Long Island- WBAB

The Making Strides movement raises lifesaving funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and caregivers through every step of the journey. Joe Rock from 102.3 WBAB once again helped promote the event, hosted the kickoff, and participated. The Making Strides walk at Jones Beach is the largest in the nation and at WBAB, we are proud to partner and support the mission with the American Cancer Society

Empire State Ride Long Island with 106.1 BLI  Catholic Health Cancer Institutes and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center - WBLI

Syke and Ally from the Syke Morning Show with Ally Ali on 106.1 BLI once again promoted and actually biked in the Empire State Ride on Long Island. The riders, volunteers, donors, and sponsors made this event a huge success and raised nearly $90,000. The funds will go to cancer research and clinical trials at Catholic Health Cancer Institutes and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

New York City

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Love is in the House (Ronald McDonald House)WCBS-AM

Multi-platform Campaign to bring awareness to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and their work to support families with seriously ill children through live interviews, PSAs, and news content

De'Longhi's 'Days Of Giving' with z100 - WHTZ

Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show helped promote this incredible cause by giving our listeners a chance to win De'Longhi products. On 12/15 Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show presented a check in the amount of $150,000 to Cookies 4 Kids' Cancer.

Q104.3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Concert - WAXQ

Every year, the Q104.3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert donates a portion of ticket sales to help God’s Love We Deliver. This year, TSO performed (2) shows at Prudential Center on December 27th.

KTU's Stuff-A-Truck - WKTU

103.5 KTU once again joined in the season of giving and partnered with Associated Supermarkets Group for Stuff-A-Truck 2022! Listeners were encouraged to join 103.5 KTU at Met Foods on Friday, November 11th from 1 pm until 6 pm along with partners, Kellogg’s, Domino Sugar, and Kraft Heinz to donate food items to benefit the Food Bank For New York City."

Lite FM’s HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS RADIOTHON - WLTW

Lite FM hosted its fifth annual Hope for the Holidays radiothon. Each year, our listeners come together to support the kids of NY. Since its start in 2018, "Hope for the Holidays" has raised for $5 Million to benefit Hassenfeld Children's Hospital. We raised $1,625,000.

Chick-Fil-A & Power 105.1's "The Court Refresh Program" - WWPR

Chick-fil-A Basketball Court Refurbishment took place on the Upper East Side and Red Bank New Jersey where we refurbished rundown basketball courts for the community.

GOOD DAY CARES: FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY FOOD DRIVE - WNYW

FOX 5 was proud to partner with Food Bank For New York City for a live on-air holiday food drive to help those facing food insecurity across the five boroughs. Under the station’s charity banner “Good Day Cares,” a special episode of “Good Day New York” was broadcast on Friday, December 16th encouraging viewers to bring their food and monetary donations to the FOX 5 studio, while also featuring a line-up of celebrity guests and public figures with their own charitable contributions.

 

Food Bank For New York City is one of the city’s largest and longest-running hunger-relief organizations, mobilizing an extensive network of food providers, partners, donors, and volunteers to nourish the estimated 1.2 million New Yorkers struggling to feed themselves and their families. With a reach that stretches across the five boroughs, Food Bank is on a mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good.

Diversity Thru Literacy - WPIX

WPIX highlighted a wonderful campaign during diversity month to inspire parents to help their children learn to read. This public service campaign aired on WPIX-TV and generated huge impressions. Click here to view the spot.

Voice of Uniondale with Nicole Burke - WRHU

WRHU / Hofstra University partnered with community leader Nicole Burke to create a weekly half-hour public service talk program specifically designed to deeply serve the local residents of Uniondale, NY. Timely and relevant topics/issues are discussed and many local Uniondale residents who make positive contributions to their community are featured and celebrated.

98.7 FM Youth Sports Zone - WEPN-FM

ESPN New York 98.7-FM teamed up with Huntington Tri-Village Little League on Long Island to give little leaguers an ESPN experience with pre/post-game interviews, video highlights, and a broadcast booth photo op. ESPN New York created an upload link for parents and players to submit content to be featured on 98.7fm, the ESPN New York YouTube page, and custom baseball cards on ESPNNewYork.com

Strikes a Chord - WFUV

WFUV regularly engages with local communities as part of the Strikes a Chord public affairs campaign. This quarter we've focused on nonprofits that foster women as leaders in the music industry, organizations that promote safety in the community, and groups that use art to change lives and spread hope in our community.

REMEMBERING SOME OF THOSE WE LOST - WBLS

In 2022, the entertainment industry faced a year of profound sorrow and remembrance. WBLS New York's own News Director, Ann Tripp, took the opportunity to pay a heartfelt tribute to the multitude of individuals, actors & and actresses, singers, composers, rappers, sports legends, and more, who departed from us throughout the year. In honoring their legacies, we aim to serve New York by providing a platform for reflection, unity, and the celebration of the enduring impact these remarkable figures had on our city and beyond. 

Hip-Hop 50 Forever - WBLS

WBLS’ own JusNik was privileged to host a conversation that dove deep into the heart and soul of Hip-Hop culture on our digital platform. She sat with two titans of the Hip Hop genre; the legendary LL Cool J and the iconic DJ Red Alert, to discuss half a century of Hip-Hop's influence. With their unparalleled expertise, LL Cool J and DJ Red Alert took us on a journey through the rhythm, rhyme, and revolution that is Hip-Hop. LL Cool J spoke about how Red Alert was the first to play his music, performing,  and the contrast between the previous generation and the current generation and his concert celebrating Hip Hop Rock the Bells. Red Alert spoke about being a pioneer for Hip Hop on the radio and the golden era of Hip Hop and its pioneers. These interviews were a celebration of the enduring power of Hip-Hop and its unparalleled ability to connect, inspire, and serve as a beacon of creativity for New York and the world. 

African-American Black History - WBLS

WBLS aired a special episode of Openline with Bro. Fatiyn & The Openline-Online Team Of Bobby Childs, Jaime Harris, Sabrina Lamb & Larry Hamm. They discussed the New Florida African-American Black History Curriculum with guests such as Andrew Spar, President Of the Florida Education Association Union & Dr. Melissa Chester, Co-Founder And CEO Of Black Educators Rock, Inc. They also spoke with special guest Lillie N. Nkenchor, Esq., about business and estate planning.

Street Soldiers - Happy Birthday Hip Hop - WQHT

This episode of Street Soldiers was titled "Happy Birthday Hip Hop," and was hosted by Lisa Evers. The episode embarks on a remarkable journey through the past five decades of Hip-Hop, exploring its profound influence on our beloved city. They celebrate the art form that was born on the streets of the Bronx and spread like wildfire across the globe. Lisa had a trio of legendary guests who have played pivotal roles in this movement; the iconic Melle Mel, the visionary Ralph McDaniels, and the insightful Carl Lamarre. Together, they provided invaluable insights into the evolution and impact of Hip-Hop in New York City and beyond. They discussed the influence Hip-Hop had on fashion, DJing, and their favorite era within the genre.

Contigo A Salvo - WXTV

For the last three years, Univision NY has been executing the "Contigo A Salvo" campaign aimed at educating and protecting parents and children about dangers at pools and beaches. The campaign is a gathering of agencies with messages about the prevention of drowning. 

Contigo Regreso a Clases - WXTV

For the fourth consecutive year, Univision NY executed the annual "Contigo Regreso a Clases, a forum to prepare parents and students to the new school year. The event offers attendees a forum with school officials on the do's and don'ts for parents along with the distribution of school supplies. 

Feria Contigo Y Tu Salud - WXTV

For a third time, Univision NY presented Feria contigo y tu salud, a health fair that offers free health screenings and workshops for NYC residents. The purpose is to empower and educate New Yorkers about their physical and mental well-being. 

Rochester

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Move to Include - WXXI

Move to Include is a multiplatform, national initiative that spotlights the lived experiences of people with disabilities and important disability issues, including education, healthcare, housing, employment, and more. 'A Good Life', a WXXI production, takes an intimate look into the lives of six adults living with I/DD and their families. The film shares the challenges and opportunities they face while leading national experts and historians in the field offer insight.

Golden Apple Award - WROC

WROC has honored outstanding educators with our Golden Apple Award for nearly twenty years. Every year we receive hundreds of nominations. This year we awarded 38 teachers and featured their inspiring stories. Advantage FCU has proudly supported the Golden Apple from the start. In 2017, in partnership with Roberts Wesleyan University and Advantage FCU, we added the Golden Apple Scholarship that awards 3x $10,000 scholarships to aspiring teachers, one undergraduate scholarship, one Pathway to Teaching Scholarship and one Masters of Education scholarship.

CPR Awareness and Training - WHEC

We partnered with Perinton Ambulance and several local businesses to create PSAs that educate and encourage the community to get trained in CPR.

Rochester Pride - WHAM/WUHF

13WHAM News is proud to partner with Trillium Health to serve as the ongoing media partner for "Rochester Pride," featuring on-air promotional spots and ample news coverage leading up to the annual parade and festival. Nearly 200 community organizations participated in this year's celebration, and approximately 15,000 onlookers lined the parade route - a testament to the impact of the station's promotional activities.  

Bee a Hero Radiothon - WBEE

WBEE has played an important role in the community for many years.  For over 30 years, WBEE has conducted the Bee A Hero Day radiothon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester. On October 21, the station conducted the annual radiothon, live on air, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Included in the radiothon is an online auction of which WBEE also supported by donating country music artist items, experiences, artist fly-away trips, and concert tickets. The event raised over $33,000 for the charity! To support Bee A Hero Day, the station began to promote the event two weeks in advance with over 150 live and recorded announcements, social posts, website placement, family interviews, and email blasts. The success of Bee A Hero Day truly comes from the passion that the air personalities have for the Ronald McDonald House and for helping their listeners and community members.

Jazz90.1 Back to School and Holiday Food Drives - WGMC-FM's

In partnership with the Greece Central School District, the station worked to bring in countless school supplies for district students who are unable to afford the cost on their own.

 

WGMC-FM's annual holiday food drive to support families in need in the Greece central school district.

Wayne County Bicentennial (Wayne County Historical Society) - WACK/WUUF

WACK and WUUF are running PSAs for the bicentennial events including a county-wide torch relay and historical music series. A daily produced feature “Wayne County Minute" and live interviews and news stories are running throughout the celebration (Apr-Oct).

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Legal Line - WKTV

WKTV partners with the Oneida County Bar Association to host a phone bank staffed by local attorneys that provides free legal advice to callers during evening newscasts. While no attorney-client privilege is established, our viewers and digital users who may not otherwise be able to obtain critical legal advice, are afforded this opportunity immediately.

United Way of CNY’s Day of Caring - WSYR

As local nonprofits face an increase in needs and prolonged staffing shortages, volunteers play an invaluable role in helping them fulfill their mission. WSYR aired a 6 week PSA TV campaign asking the community to volunteer at local nonprofits. The campaign generated over 1200 volunteers providing much-needed help in the community at various nonprofits.

Help Fight Hunger Telethon - NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com

In partnership with the Food Bank of Central New York and Cumulus Radio, along with our sponsors cxtec and Teraci, the 10th Annual 'Help Fight Hunger Telethon' raised a record $84,624 and nearly $450k over the past 10 years for food insecure families in our community. 

Taste of Syracuse - Donations to PEACE Inc, Big Brothers, Big Sisters & Sleep in Heavenly Peace - WTKW-FM

TK99 along with all Galaxy Media stations promoted the taste of Syracuse. The event partnered with Tops friendly markets and the Summit FCU, and all proceeds from their booths were donated to two local charities. This raised $23,872 for the local community!

Kicks For Kids - WFRG, WLZW, WIBX, WODZ, WOUR

Listeners support children going back to school by buying sneakers for those who need them.

St. Jude Radiothon - WFRG

Two-day marathon raising money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Over 87 thousand dollars was raised by the great people of Utica.

Jody Tosti - WSNN/WPDM

"Community Connection" is a five-minute long daily show that highlights local non-profits, community groups, and human interest stories.

United Way "Day of Caring" - WNTQ

The second annual Day of Caring with the United Way of Central New York was held on Thursday, August 3rd.  The goal was not only for the CNY community to volunteer that day completing projects for some 100 nonprofits in the area, but to hopefully be inspired to volunteer there all year long.

Aging Together In New York - WPBS-TV

Aging together in New York addressed mental issues faced by our aging population. These included isolation, depression, and caring for spouses at the end of life. This was addressed through a series of short segments that aired on WPBS weekly and then were uploaded to our social media.

 

WPBS worked with many different agencies (NY State OASAS, Credo, Farnham Teen Center,  Drug Court, and PIVOT) to create a series of segments addressing addiction, treatment, and overdosing. These segments aired on our program, WPBS Weekly, from January to September. They are also available on our social media sites.

TUNES Tools for Schools with JRECK Subs and Staples for the Watertown Urban Mission - WBLH

The 'TUNES Tools for Schools' program celebrated its 14th annual event in 2023. The program runs from July 1st to September 15th annually and implores help from our local partners, JREK Subs and Staples. The program raised roughly 7,500 back-to-school items in 2023's campaign with over 90,000 to date. All donated items are given directly to our non-profit partners, Watertown Urban Mission for direct distribution to local families, parents, and students in need. Watertown Urban Mission has been our 501c3 partner since the program's inception in 2010.

No Rent / No Mortgage Contest - WBLH

Tunes92.5 & 104.5 FM created and ran a new contest called the 'No Rent/No Mortgage' contest wherein, you guessed it, winners will have their rent or mortgage paid in full by our financial partners, Northern Credit Union. Four winners are picked at random and each winner has three months covered regardless of whether they are an N.C.U. member or not. The contest is open to all with no restrictions. For entry, TUNES and partners received upwards of 3,400 entries in a 6-week period. Four winners at three months a piece is the equivalent of twelve months of free rent/mortgage for an NNY family (max payout is $3,000 per winner for a total of $12,000). On a personal note, the station has been looking to run this contest for over a decade and finally found a local partner to also believe in the positive impact that type of payment relief could make for a local family or four!

Christmas Crusade for Kids - WBLH

The Christmas Crusade for Kids is an annual program started in 2008 and will be running its 15th year in 2023. The 2022 program collected gifts for over 1,000 NNY families! The station works directly with several nonprofit organizations and condenses their 'Angel Tree' programs into one on-air and online solicitation typically running from early November to the third week of December and concluding before the holiday season begins. Our local partners include the Community Action Planning Council, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Kiwanas, Watertown Urban Mission, and several local churches. To date, TUNES 92.5 & 104.5 FM has collected gifts for Christmas morning for more than 10,000 NNY children and parents.

The ‘Local Legendz’ Campaign - WBLH

Host of our 'In the Mix With Quince' afternoon show, Mykel 'Quince' Myrick invented, branded, and executes a segment every Thursday at 2:15pm called the 'Local Legendz' show presented by non-profit partner Holdown Upstate (non-profit started by Mykel himself). The show/PSA segment features three different 'New York only' bands, musicians, singers, or songwriters on the air free of charge. The featured artist receives a free on-air/online interview as part of the segment. They also receive the ability to play/perform live, push local appearances/gigs, talk about new music/content, and also allow the NNY market to learn about booking info.

 

Artists see a large and positive boost to their brand awareness, booking opportunities, and merch sales. All aspects of the segment are completely free of charge to the artists. The 'Local Legendz' segment just celebrated its 100th episode in July of 2023. Featured artists have appeared at the great New York State Fair and at a local music festival called 'Brew-York." A secondary stage for the first time ever was built called the 'Local Legendz' stage and featured artists who had appeared on the air for the segment. Episodes, Artists, and more can be found under our Spotify account as well as on our social media pages.

Community FM- WCNY

Community FM broadcasts great, locally-produced podcasts of interest to listeners throughout our region. Offering local people and local perspectives, the station launched this year includes shows and podcasts on veterans, the refugee community, innovation in education, non-profit organizations, local arts, culture, and issues including mental health and aging together.

Visual Storytelling Summer Camp - WCNY

During the summer, WCNY partnered with SUNY Oswego professor Francisco Suarez to host a 3-week visual storytelling camp for 8th and 9th graders from the Syracuse City School District. The students learned storyboarding, script writing, direction, videography, production, and post-production and produced a film that screened for a packed audience at the WCNY studios at the end of the three weeks.

Jobs Explained - WCNY

WCNY coordinated with schools and businesses in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley to educate middle school and high school students on the skills needed to earn jobs in the growing advanced manufacturing industry in the region. This includes posting three Tik-Tok videos per week for nearly two years and hosting in-person events shaped by youth and business advisory groups.

Entertainment Academy - WCNY

The Academy is a state-funded program to provide training for 25-39-year-olds from underserved communities in the skills needed to earn jobs in television and film production. the goal of the program is to train crew in an effort to provide meaningful work, establish a diverse workforce, and catalyze film and television production in Central New York.

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