WBFO & AM 970 captures six first place NYS AP Broadcasters awards

Jun 6, 2012

WBFO & AM 970 won six first place and 10 special mention awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards for excellence in local news coverage.

The following winners include:

General Excellence in Reporting:
First Place to Eileen Buckley
Special Mention to Daniel Robison

General Excellence in Use of Medium:
First Place to Daniel Robison for the Glad Hatter
Special Mention to Eileen Buckley for Yellow Jackets Sing Off

Best News Series:
First Place to Chris Caya, Daniel Robison, Jay Moran, Mark Leitner & Mike Desmond for the Ten Year Anniversary of 9/11.
Special Mention to Daniel Robison for Buffalo’s West Side: A Rust Belt Neighborhood

Best Interview:
First Place to Eileen Buckley for Hometown Star
Special Mention to Mike Desmond for Amos Oz

Best Feature:
First Place to Rich Kellman for 80 Years of Friendship

Best News Special/Documentary:
First Place to Daniel Robison for The Future of Fracking
Special Mention to Jim Ranney for Good For You

Best Continuing Coverage:
Special Mention to Eileen Buckley, Mike Mroziak and Ashley Hassett for NYS Same Sex Marriage

Best Website:
Special Mention to Timothy Nabzdyk and Eileen Buckley for WBFO.org

Best Enterprise Reporting:
Special Mention to Daniel Robison for Seneca Seek Rights to Dam                                                                       Special Mention to Sharon Osorio for Sharpening Hockey Eyes

You can click on audio links below to listening to the news stories that received first place AP honors:

Art Athens General Excellence in Individual Reporting - Best of Buckley:

Best Feature Reporting:

Best Interview:

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