BUFFALO, N.Y. – Three reporters from WNED AM 970 News have been honored with a total of six awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. The 24-hour public radio news station received two first place awards and four Special Mentions for stories that aired in 2010. Chris Caya, Jay Moran and Daniel Robison, who competed against public and commercial radio stations in all of Upstate New York, were recognized for their accomplishments Saturday night in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
“We’re very proud of our three reporters for receiving these incredible honors,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED president and CEO. “WNED AM 970 News continues to produce award-winning stories that make it one of the top news stations in the area.”
Top honors 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 include “Solar Goes to School” and “Befuddling Bioinformatics” by Robison, “Flight 3407 Investigation” by Caya and “Carl Paladino Interview” by Moran.
“These awards represent the excellent news coverage the WNED AM 970 staff provides every day,” said Jim Ranney, AM 970 News station manager and director of news/public affairs. “To be honored by our peers and other broadcast journalists is very gratifying. WNED AM 970 News is dedicated to providing the best in local news coverage to compliment the national and world coverage we bring listeners from NPR and the BBC.”
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, the member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.