2017 Winners

Awards were handed out to broadcast radio and television stations in fourteen categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association on Thursday, November 2 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.

Now in its sixth year, the Sound Bites Awards received more than 225 award entries and saw 24 different winners.

Individual Commercial
Radio
Merit
95.9 WATD
“South Shore Gutter Monkeys – Sparky”
Credits: Bob Parkis, Writer

 

Individual Commercial
Radio
First
99.9 The Q, WQRC-FM
“Bryden and Sullivan – Summer Toys”
Credits: Steve Marcus, Director of Creative Services

 

Individual Commercial
TV
First
WCVB-TV
“Museum of Fine Arts – Matisse in the Studio”
Credits: Ben Phillippo, Producer/Cinematographer; Randy Nielsen, Lighting Director

 

Commercial Campaign
Radio
Merit
The Legends, WNBP-AM
“The Butchery”
Credits: Larry Murphy, Sales Rep and Writer; Jeff Lawrence, Producer/Editor

 

Commercial Campaign
Radio
First
CodComm, WPXC, WHYA, WFRQ and WKFY
“Cape Cod Gutter Monkeys”
Credits: Marylee, Production Director and co-writer

 

Commercial Campaign
TV
Merit
WBZ-TV
“John Hancock: Moment in Time”
Credits: Peter Masucci, Producer; Jonathan Case, Designer/Editor

 

Commercial Campaign
TV
First
Boston25, WFXT
“Kings Bowling”
Credits: Amy Sullivan, Executive Producer; Jim Goff, Photographer; Hannah Donnelly, Producer

 

Air Personality
Radio
Merit
98.5 The Sports Hub
“Toucher and Rich”
Credits: Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb, Hosts

 

Air Personality
Radio
First
96-1 WSRS
“Suzanne and Greg in the Morning”
Credits: Suzanne Lewis and Greg Bedard, Hosts

 

Air Personality
TV
Merit
NBC Boston
Nick Emmons
Credits: Nick Emmons, Anchor/Reporter

 

Air Personality
TV
First
WCVB-TV
Ben Simmoneau
Credits: Ben Simmoneau, Anchor/Reporter

 

Station Promotional Announcement
Radio
Merit
Hot 96.9
“I Like Big Bucks”
Credits: Doug MacAskill, Creative Services Director; Cadillac Jack, Program Director; Scott Morello, Asst. Program Director

 

Station Promotional Announcement
Radio
First
107.3 WAAF
“WAAF presents Metallica at Gillette Stadium”
Credits: Adam Ralson, Marketing Director; Ron Valeri, Program Director; Andrew Kaiser, WAAF Imaging Director

 

Station Promotional Announcement
TV
Merit
WCVB-TV
“NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener – Thanks”

Credits: Russ Nelligan, Producer/Writer; Richard Feindel, Photographer/Editor; Mike Mulvey, Photographer

 

Station Promotional Announcement
TV
First
WBZ-TV
“WBZ: A Boston Legacy”
Credits: Sean Barnacoat, Producer; Jonathan Case, Editor/Designer

 

Sports Feature
Radio
Merit
Northeast Public Radio – WAMQ/WAMC
“1980 Miracle on Ice Scoreboard Decommissioned”
Credits: Pat Bradley, North Country Bureau Chief

 

Sports Feature
Radio
First
WBZ Newsradio 1030
“Sale on Sox”
Credits: Michael Coleman, Producer; Peter Casey, Program Director

 

Sports Feature
TV
Merit
WCVB-TV
“Woburn Runners Honor Longtime Coach”
Credits: Mike Lynch, Sports Anchor

 

Sports Feature
TV
First
22News, WWLP
“Patriots in Houston”
Credits: Tamara Sacharczyk
Sports Play-by-Play
Radio
Merit
The K-Zone, 105.3 WPKZ
“Leominster High School Football on the K-Zone”
Credits: Kate Robbins, Todd Robbins, Bill Thomas

 

Sports Play-by-Play
Radio
First
98.5 The Sports Hub
“Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings: January 24, 2017”
Credits: Dave Goucher, Play-by-play; Bob Beers, Analyst

 

Spot News Story
Radio
Merit
The stations of CCB Media, WQRC/WOCN/WFCC/WKPE
“Fentanyl Crisis”
Credits: Matt Pitta, News Director

 

Spot News Story
Radio
First
95.9 WATD-FM
“Lunchtime Lobbyist”

 

Spot News Story
TV
Merit
WBZ-TV
“East Boston Officers Ambushed”
Credits: Johnny Green, News Director

 

Spot News Story
TV
First
WCVB-TV
“Cambridge 10-Alarm Fire”
Credits: Mike Cole, Executive Producer; Lisa Simmons, Producer; Satenik Karapetyan, Producer

 

Feature Story
Radio
Merit
Northeast Public Radio, WAMQ/WAMC
“Veterans Series: Adams’ Ski Troops”
Credits: Jim Levulis, Associate News Director

 

Feature Story
Radio
First
Newsradio WTAG
“Jordan Levy on the Opioid Crisis”
Credits: Jordan Levy, WTAG Afternoon Host

 

Feature Story
TV
Merit
22News, WWLP
“Human Trafficking”
Credits: Tamara Sacharczyk, Reporter

 

Feature Story
TV
First
WCVB-TV
“Unbreakable Bond”
Credits: Maria Stephanos, Reporter; Kevin Rothstein, Producer; Barry Mullin, Editor

 

Best Use of Digital Media
Radio
Merit
107.3 WAAF
“Facebook Video Campaign to support Guns N’ Roses Ticket Giveaway”
Credits: Peter Neudel, Entercom Video Operations Manager; Tony Capobianco, WAAF Digital Content Specialist; Ron Valeri, Program Director

 

Best Use of Digital Media
Radio
First
WRKO
“Introducing the All-New Boston.com Morning Show featuring Kim and VB”
Credits: Peter Neudel, Entercom Video Operations Manager; Michael Czarnecki, Program Director

 

Best Use of Digital Media
TV
Merit
WBZ-TV
“Carpool Concerto with Keith Lockhart”
Credits: Peter Masucci, Producer/Editor; Michael Ruzicka, Technical Director

 

Best Use of Digital Media
TV
First
WBZ-TV
“Secret Worlds of Boston Comic Con”
Credits: Jonathan Case, Producer/Editor; Brooke Nathanson, Producer; Sean Collins, Cinematographer

 

Local Program or Special Event
Radio
Merit
99.9 The Q, WQRC
“Christmas Wishes”
Credits: Cat Wilson, On-Air/Promotions; Anthony Pepe, Marketing Director

 

Local Program or Special Event
Radio
First
105.7 WROR
“Wally Retires”
Credits: Jamie Martel, Marketing Director; Brian Bell, Morning Show Producer; Ken West, Program Director

 

Local Program or Special Event
TV
Merit
Western Mass News – WGGB/WSHM
“10 Towns in 10 Days”
Credits: Patience Hettrick, News Director; Jacob Wycoff, Meteorologist

 

Local Program or Special Event
TV
First
WCVB-TV
“Someone You Should Know”
Credits: Maria Stephanos, Anchor/Reporter; David Hurlburt, Executive Producer; Barry Mullin, Editor

 

On-Air Contest
Radio
Merit
Hot 96.9
“Hot 96.9’s $96,000 Dash for Cash Takes Over Boston”
Credits: Cadillac Jack, Program Director; Scott Morello, Asst. Program Director; Mary Menna, Market Manager

 

On-Air Contest
Radio
First
94.7 WMAS
“Car Keys or 5 Gs”
Credits: Bridge Rohan, Promotions Director; Craig Swimm, VP/Market Manager; Jim Raimo, Program Director

 

On-Air Contest
TV
Merit
Boston 25, WFXT
“Ticket Tuesday”
Credits: Michele Lazcano, Host; Hannah Donnelly, Producer; Rick LeBlanc, Editor

 

On-Air Contest
TV
First
WCVB-TV
“#EyeOpenerBreakfast”
Credits: Russ Nelligan, Producer/Writer; Richard Feindel, Photographer/Editor; John Bonner, Photographer

 

Public Service Announcement
Radio
Merit
MVY Radio
“A Call to Preserve a Local Treasure”
Credits: Laurel Redington, Producer

 

Public Service Announcement
Radio
First
The New 97.7 WKAF
“The New 97.7 Celebrates Black History Month with Urban Champions”
Credits: Chris Malone, Program Director; Kevin Kline, Production Director; Phil Zachary, Market Manager

 

Public Service Announcement
TV
Merit
WCVB-TV
“Home for Little Wanderers Gift Drive – Scrooge!”
Credits: Richard Feindel, Photographer/Editor; Barbara Comiskey; Asst. Promotion Manager; Randy Nielsen, Lighting Director

 

Public Service Announcement
TV
First
22News – WWLP
“Cast Your Vote”
Credits: Anna Giza, Promotion Director; Robert Quinn, Editor; Corey Moquin; Editor

“Above and Beyond”
First
Ray Auger, MyFM WMRC

 

Station of the Year
Radio
Merit
MyFM WMRC

 

Station of the Year
Radio
First
WBZ News Radio 1030

 

Station of the Year
TV
Merit
22News, WWLP

 

Station of the Year
TV
First
WCVB-TV

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