BUFFALO, N.Y. – Reporters from WBFO-FM 88.7 / WNED-AM 970 have been honored with a total of 16 award nominations from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association (NYSAPBA). The public radio stations each received eight nominations and will compete against commercial and other public radio stations in all of Upstate New York.
Nominations are in the following categories: Best News Special/Documentary; Best News Series; Best Interview; Best Continuing News Coverage; Best Enterprise Reporting; Best Feature; Best Sports Coverage; Art Athens General Excellence of Individual Reporting; General Excellence in Use of Medium; and Best Website. Numerous staff members have been honored with nominations including: Eileen Buckley, Chris Caya, Mike Desmond, Mark Leitner, Jay Moran, Timothy Nabzdyk, Jim Ranney, and Daniel Robison.
Top honors from last year included “Nuclear Waste at West Valley” by Robison in the Best Enterprise Reporting category and “Flight 3407 Anniversary” by Caya in the Best News Special/Documentary category. Stories that received special mentions included “Solar Goes to School” and “Befuddling Bioinformatics” by Robison, “Flight 3407 Investigation” by Caya and “Carl Paladino Interview” by Moran. First place winners for this year will be announced at the annual NYSAPBA awards banquet on June 2.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WBFO- FM 88.7 /WNED-AM 970, member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.