WRVO has received scores of awards over the years in recognition of high achievement in news reporting and public affairs programming. WRVO has received the prestigious Steve Flanders Award from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association three times in recent history. The Flanders award recognizes one station among all commercial and public radio stations in New York state for excellence as reflected in the number of first place awards received overall in competition with other stations.
In 2020, WRVO's Payne Horning received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for his story "The legacy of Oswego's Safe Haven is its lessons" which was featured on "Here and Now." WRVO has also received numerous awards from the Syracuse Press Club and the Associated Press Broadcasters Association of New York.
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WRVO News team brings home awards for work completed in 2013 (both SPC and NYSAPA)