WRVO Honored by Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club

Oswego, NY –
WRVO has been honored by the Syracuse Press Club and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for stories and programs aired in 2010.

At the AP's annual awards banquet in Saratoga Springs on June 4, WRVO picked up 16 awards, including 9 first place awards. WRVO's Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs was the only other person to win an AP award in the Small Market category (Emma's awards were won for her work at Binghamton's WSKG).

In addition, WRVO also won the grand prize, the Steve Flanders award, given to the radio station in the most first place finishes.

WRVO also received 10 of the 17 awards handed out by the Syracuse Press Club in the radio category during the Press Club's annual banquet on May 7.


Below is the list of winners from the Associated Press, followed by the Syracuse Press Club.


Associated Press Best News Special/Documentary First Place: WRVO's Community Forum: Helping Veterans - WRVO Staff
Special Mention: WRVO's Election Coverage - WRVO Staff

Best News SeriesFirst Place: The Innovation Trail - Ryan Morden
Special Mention: Global to Local: Immigration and Diaspora - Mark Lavonier, Jessica Hester

Best Interview First Place: Conversation with a Rape Survivor - Jasmyn Belcher Best Spot News Coverage First Place: Palermo Tornado - Dave Bullard
Special Mention: Rest Stop Closures - Joyce Gramza Best Continuing News Coverage First Place: Fort Ontario Stays Quiet - Dave Bullard
Special Mention: To Be a Muslim in Central New York - Michael Benjamin Best Enterprise Reporting First Place: Customers Question Energy Supplier's Marketing Tactics - Jasmyn Belcher Best FeatureFirst Place: New York's Last Pheasant Farm - Joyce Gramza
Special Mention: Living with Alzheimers Disease - Jasmyn Belcher

Best Sports Coverage First Place: Fighting New York's Mixed Martial Arts Ban - Jasmyn Belcher
Special Mention: Health Risks of Eating Too Many Local Fish - Jasmyn Belcher General Excellence in use of MediumFirst Place: New York's Last Pheasant Farm - Joyce Gramza
Special Mention: Fighting New York's Mixed Martial Arts Ban - Jasmyn Belcher

Syracuse Press Club Spot News First Place: Iroquois Nations Hold Historic Unity Meeting - Dave Bullard
Second Place: Palermo Tornado - Dave Bullard
Investigative Reporting First Place: Customers Question Energy Suppliers Marketing tactics - Jasmyn Belcher
Second Place: Questions Raised Over Urgent Care - Michael Benjamin
News Feature Second Place: New York's Last Pheasant Farm - Joyce Gramza
Sports Story First Place: Fighting New York's Mixed Martial Arts Ban - Jasmyn Belcher
Best Local Newscast First Place: The 6:30am Report - 11/3/10 - Jason Smith, Dave Bullard, Michael Benjamin, Joyce Gramza, Ryan Morden Best Public Affairs Program Second Place: WRVO's Community Forum - WRVO Staff Best Special Program First Place: A Central New York Musical Christmas - Dave Bullard
Second Place: The Midterm Elections: A WRVO News Special - WRVO Staff