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WRHU Wins 1st Place Award – NY State AP Broadcasters Association

WRHU Wins 1st Place Award – NY State AP Broadcasters Association

Hofstra University’s WRHU-FM, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and WFUV-FM at Fordham University were first-prize winners in the college category of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual news awards competition

The WRHU News Team, including Bill Goodenough, Ashley Armstrong, and Dennis Foley, placed first in the Bill Leaf Memorial Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Local News Program.

New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association (NYSAPBA)
WNYC, WENY win top honors in AP’s broadcast awards
Published by Associated Press
June 2, 2013

WNYC radio in New York City and Elmira’s WENY-TV have won the top awards in the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual news awards competition. The awards were presented June 1, 2013 during the NYSAPBA’s annual banquet in Saratoga Springs.

WNYC won eight first-place awards to earn the NYSAPBA’s Steve Flanders Award, given to the radio station with the most top finishes in the competition for news stories aired during the previous calendar year. WENY took first place in six categories to win the grand prize in the television competition. The station also won the award in 2012. WNYC edged out WRVO-FM in Oswego, which won seven first-place awards. Buffalo’s WIVB-TV won five first-place awards.

Other TV stations winning multiple first-place awards included WKTV in Utica with four and Buffalo’s WGRZ-TV and WNBC-TV in New York City with three apiece. The News 12 stations for Long Island, Westchester-Yonkers and the Hudson Valley won a total of six first-place awards. Other radio stations taking home first-place awards included Buffalo’s WBFO and WBEN with six and three, respectively, and WCBS in New York City with two.

In the college competition, WHRU-FM at Hofstra University, WFUV-FM at Fordham University and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School were first-prize winners. WFUV in the Bronx won the inaugural Chris Ulanowski Memorial Award for best news story, named for the former longtime WRVO news director and NYSAPBA board member who died in 2011.

The banquet’s guest speaker was former New York Gov. David Paterson, who was a radio talk show host on WOR in New York City after he left office in 2010.

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