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CBS, Emmis Tops in New York State


At its annual event held on beautiful Lake George at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, the New York State Broadcasters Association awarded WCBS-AM and WQHT-FM three trophies each for Excellence in Broadcasting.

WCBS-AM, the flagship radio station of the CBS radio network, collected awards for “Outstanding Local Newscast” (Hurricane Irene), “Outstanding Feature Story” (The Sock Lady-10 Years Later) and “Outstanding Local Sporting Event” (The New York City Marathon).

Emmis Communications-owned WQHT-FM netted wins for “Outstanding Commercial” (Scullcandy Rocnation Headphones), “Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series” (Hot 97 Street Soldiers) and “Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team” (The Angie Martinez Show).

The complete list of radio winners by program category and market are as follows:

* Outstanding Commercial: WQHT-FM (New York), WBAB-FM (Babylon) and WLVL-AM (Lockport)
* Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series: WBLS-FM (New York), WYJB-FM (Albany) and WLVL-AM (Lockport)
* Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign: WWRL-AM (New York), WBBS-FM (Syracuse) and WJGK-FM (New Windsor)
* Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series: WQHT-FM (New York), WXXI-AM (Rochester) and WGHQ-AM (Beacon)
* Outstanding Spot News: WOR-AM (New York), WGY-AM (Albany) and WIBX-AM (Marcy)
* Outstanding Local Newscast: WCBS-AM (New York), WGY-AM (Albany) and WVTT-FM (Olean)
* Outstanding Feature Story: WCBS-AM (New York), WXXI-AM (Rochester) and WIBX-AM (Marcy)
* Outstanding Station-Sponsored Event: WAVR-FM (Waverly)
* Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team: WQHT-FM (New York), WTKW-FM (Syracuse) and WPIE-AM (Lansing)
* Outstanding Local Sporting Event: WCBS-AM (New York) and WGVA-AM (Geneva)
* Outstanding Sportscast: WFUV-FM (New York), WTKW-FM (Syracuse) and WCKM-FM (Glens Falls)

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