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WRVO earns top honor at AP awards

WRVO received the lion's share of first-place awards this past weekend at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition.  For the second year in a row, WRVO received the NYSAPBA's Steve Flanders Award presented to the radio station with the largest number of first-place awards in the annual competition.  WRVO News Director Catherine Loper and Innovation Trail reporter Ryan Delaney represented WRVO at the awards presentation.

Below is the complete list of awards presented to WRVO:

Best News Special/Documentary

1st Place: WRVO, Joyce Gramza: Transforming Long Term Care in CNY

Best News Series

1st Place: WRVO, Ellen Abbott: Concussions

Special Mention: WRVO, Ryan Morden & Rachel Ward: What to do with Syracuse's unused buildings

Best Interview

1st Place: WRVO, Mark Lavonier: Interview with tabla drum master Ustad Tari Khan

Best Continuing News Coverage

1st Place: WRVO, Ellen Abbott: AIDS at 30: More about teens and less about adults

Best Enterprise Reporting

1st Place: WRVO, Joyce Gramza: Prom, Body Image and Eating Disorders

Best Feature

1st Place: WRVO, Dave Bullard: Maple syrup farming brings a family together

General Excellence In Use Of Medium

1st Place: WRVO, A. Randall Wenner: Remembering The Cardiff Giant

We would also like to congratulate some of the students that work with us. Their freelance work has proven a valuable part of our newscasts and content.

Best News Story

1st Place: Newhouse School, Matt Johnston: Quilt exhibition educates people about AIDS

Special Mention: Newhouse School, Durrie Bouscaren: WRAP_SouthSudan 7-11 - Durrie Lawrence