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Awarded first place in seven categories; Buckley wins Art Athens Award

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WBFO-FM 88.7 was the recipient of the top award in the New York State Associated Press Association's annual news awards competition on Saturday, June 6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

WBFO took home a total of seven first-place wins including the prestigious Steve Flanders Award for the second consecutive year, after sharing the grand prize with WRVO in Oswego in 2014. WBFO also won the Flanders Award in 2006 and 2009.

“We’re honored to be recognized so highly by the Associated Press,” said WBFO news director Brian Meyer. “With over 320 years of collective news experience, our news team continues to set the bar for local radio journalism year after year.”

The awards for news stories broadcast in 2014 were presented during the NYSAPA's annual banquet. WBFO was also awarded seven first-place AP awards in 2014.

WBFO was awarded first place in the following categories: Best Continuing News Coverage, "Snowvember: A Historic Lake-Effect Storm," staff; Best Spot News Coverage, "Snowvember: A Historic Lake-Effect Storm," staff;  Best News Series for "If Our Water Could Talk," Eileen Buckley, Jay Moran and John Grant; Best Interview for "Peter, Paul & Mary's Paul Stookey," Eileen Buckley; Best Enterprise Reporting, "Most At-Risk Teens," Eileen Buckley; and Best Website/Digital Platforms, staff. 

In addition, senior reporter Eileen Buckley was once again the recipient of the Art Athens Award for General Excellence of Individual Reporting. She is a seven-time recipient of this award, winning for stories produced in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for her work at WBFO. This year’s award recognized her 2014 work on Focus on Education

WBFO staffers Chris Caya, Mike Desmond, Omar Fetouh, Cheryl Hagen and Jay Moran also earned special mentions from the AP for stories and interviews they produced in 2014.

 

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Published in WBFO 88.7 FM
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:04

Contribute to WNED|WBFO by June 30

Back by popular demand, the Classical 94.5 WNED pledge free campaign returns! We’re listening to your requests and reducing the amount of time devoted to on-air pledge drives. Instead of hearing our normal fiscal-year-end fundraising campaign, this May and June you will be listening to your favorite music without long pledge breaks.  But keep one important factor in mind! The financial needs of this station are still very real. 

You may ask yourself … “Why should I make a contribution to Classical 94.5 WNED during this “pledge free” time period?” Well, there are many good reasons. First of all, your contribution makes it possible to broadcast this beautiful classical music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year!  Second, when you value something, it’s usually worth protecting ... and that’s what your financial support does for this public radio station.  It keeps the music on the air! Third, your financial support ensures that May and June remain “pledge free”, while the station still achieves its much needed financial goal by June 30th. Now ask yourself ... “Do I care about these things?” If the answer is “yes” then don’t wait any longer. CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE!

Your support is as important as ever! In order to avoid a significant loss of revenue, we have faith that - during this pledge free period - you will come through financially and support the station that you value! If you received our pledge free letter by mail, please respond immediately with your contribution. If not, you can contribute now with your call to 1-877-511-1017 or  CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE

You can keep Classical 94.5 WNED pledge free and still help us hit the financial goal by June 30th. Your contribution of 35, 60 or 120 dollars can do it. Time is short, so do your part today!

 

Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

7% Impact

WNED-TV is one of the most watched PBS television stations. Since 1977, Classical 94.5 has offered round the clock classical music. WBFO is already a compelling News & Information station and is growing every day. All three of your stations could be so much stronger. But they need to be financially supported by the people that use them.

The PBS/NPR industry average of member-to-audience is 7%. WNED|WBFO are at only 4%, which is hard to understand. Hence, we are launching 7% Impact – an endeavor to bring the ratio up to industry standards and strengthen your public broadcasting stations’ programming. You can make the difference with your financial support! Be part of 7% Impact now. 

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