WBFO Radio won four awards in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 52nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting competition, the station announced Friday.
The publicly funded, National Public Radio-affiliated station won for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for a two-part report by Angelica Morrison and Veronica Volk on the deadly results of unstable ice across the Great Lakes region. It also earned honors for Outstanding Spot News for Michael Mroziak's coverage of a destructive tornado that struck Hamburg on July 20.
Mroziak's feature on a Guinness World Record marathon hockey game that raised $1 million for cancer research won Outstanding Sports Coverage, and a story by Avery Schneider about high school students who used 3D printers to design prosthetic limbs for children in need won Outstanding Feature in the competition.
“This is continued affirmation of the terrific job WBFO and its reporters are doing to serve the community,” Dave Rosenthal, senior director of news and public affairs for WBFO, said in written statement. “We’re proud of their efforts and the variety of stories that received awards."
The New York State Broadcasters Association will present the awards at a luncheon April 30 in Syracuse.