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Rochester radio and television stations captured eight awards Monday night at the New York State Broadcasters Association’s annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council was a big winner. The PBS affiliate’s radio station WXXI-AM 1370 won for “Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series” and “Outstanding Feature Story.” In addition, WXXI-TV won for “Outstanding Individual Program or Series Designed for Children.”
WBGT-TV 18 won for “outstanding Local Sporting Event,” for its airing of 2011-2012 Section V Class A Hockey Championship, and “Outstanding Sportscast.”
WHEC-TV 10 won for “Outstanding Hard News Story.” WHAM-TV 13 won for “Outstanding Spot News.” WROC-TV 8 won for “Outstanding Commercial.”
The event was held at the Sagamore Resort Hotel in Bolton Landing, Warren County.
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