WRVO-FM in Oswego and Elmira's WENY-TV won the top awards Saturday night in the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition.
WRVO won seven first-place awards to earn the association'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 seven categories to win the grand prize in the television competition.
WNYC in New York City took home six first-place awards in the radio competition, followed by Buffalo's WBFO and WNED and Albany's WGY with three apiece.
In the television competition, four stations each won three first-place awards: News 12-Westchester, News 12-Long Island, Utica's WKTV and Albany's WXXA.
Winners of at least two first-place radio awards include Buffalo's WBEN-AM and New York City's WINS-AM, WCBS-AM and WFUV-FM. In the television competition, Buffalo's WGRZ and WIVB and WNBC in New York City each won two first-place awards.
First-place award winners in the college competition included EIC-TV at Fordham University in the Bronx, Syracuse University's Newhouse School radio and WRHU-FM at Hofstra University in Hempstead.
The awards were presented during the association's annual banquet in Saratoga Springs. Robert Smith, National Public Radio's New York correspondent, was the keynote speaker.