2014 Winners

Awards were handed out to broadcast stations in twelve categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association on Wednesday, October 29th at The Verve Crowne Plaza, where comedian Bob Marley provided the entertainment for the evening.

The winners of the night in the Station of the Year category were WCTK-FM and WCVB-TV for radio and television, respectively.  This is the second consecutive year that WCVB-TV has taken home this honor. WMAS-FM and WWLP-TV were runners up in the Station of the Year category.

Best On-Air Personality for radio went to WHMP-FM, WRSI-FM & WHMP-AM’s Bob Flaherty, with Greg Hill from WAAF-FM receiving the merit award.  For television, Best On-Air Personality went to WCVB-TV’s Ed Harding, with WWLP-TV’s Laura Harding receiving the merit award.  First place awards for Best Feature Story went to WMJX-FM for their work on “Exceptional Women: Grace Under Fire” and WSHM-TV for “Meeting Mr. Forbes.”

WCVB-TV was the night’s biggest winner with four first place awards.  A complete list of winners is below.

Best Individual Commercial/ Commercial Campaign
Radio
MERIT
WBEC-AM, WBEC-FM, WUPE-AM, WUPE-FM, WSBS-FM & WNAW-AM
Advance Hearing Aids
FIRST
WCOD-FM
Beyond Beauty
Air Personality
Radio
MERIT
WAAF-FM
Greg Hill
FIRST
WHMP-FM, WRSI-FM & WHMP-AM
Bob Flaherty
Air Personality
Television
MERIT
WWLP-TV
Laura Hutchinson
FIRST
WCVB-TV
Ed Harding
Station Promotional Announcement
Radio
FIRST
WAAF-FM
WAAF Artist Experiences
Station Promotional Announcement
Television
MERIT
WWLP-TV
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
 FIRST
WGGB-TV
40 Force Campaign
Sports Feature
Radio
MERIT
WATD-FM
Unlikely Bonds Through Baseball
FIRST
WAMQ-FM
Delaware County Company Basking In Super Bowl Spotlight
Sports Feature
Television
MERIT
WSHM-TV
Welcome to Fenway Westfield
FIRST
WCVB-TV
High 5 Thanksgiving Heroes
Sports Play-by-Play
Radio
MERIT
WEEI-AM
Game 2 of the ALCS: The infamous “David Ortiz, David Ortiz, David Ortiz” game
FIRST
WPKZ-AM
2014 Leominster High Football Play-by-Play
Best Spot News Story
Radio
MERIT
WATD-FM
Search for a Murder Suspect
FIRST
WATD-FM
Marshfield Plane Crash
Best Spot News Story
Television
MERIT
WWLP-TV
Agawam Microburst
FIRST
WSHM-TV
Standoff at Baystate Medical Center
Best Feature Story
Radio
MERIT
WTAG-AM
Patty Fleming Interview – Boston Marathon First Responder
FIRST
WMJX-FM
Exceptional Women: Grace Under Fire
Best Feature Story
Television
MERIT
WCVB-TV
Tyler’s Transplant
FIRST
WSHM-TV
Meeting Mr. Forbes
Best Use of Digital Media
Radio
MERIT
WMRC-AM
2014 WMRC Local Music Awards
FIRST
WCTK-FM
This is Cat Country
Best Use of Digital Media
Television
MERIT
WCVB-TV
Red Sox Banner Poster
FIRST
WWLP-TV
WWLP.com
Local Special Program/Event
Radio
MERIT
WHMP-AM & WRSI-FM
Monte’s March 2013
FIRST
WBEC-AM, WBEC-FM, WUPE-AM, WUPE-FM, WSBS-FM & WNAW-AM
Cause for Paws
Local Special Program/Event
Television
MERIT
WWLP-TV
A Ride To Remember
FIRST
WCVB-TV
Boston Strong Reunited
Public Service Announcement
Radio
MERIT
WMAS-FM
Kids Safety Expo 2014
FIRST
WAAF-FM
Sound Stupid?
Public Service Announcement
Television
MERIT
WCVB-TV
PMC Terry
FIRST
WWLP-TV
WWLP 22News Summer of Caring
“Above and Beyond” Award
Radio
FIRST
Monte Belmonte
WHMP-AM & WRSI-FM
“Above and Beyond” Award
Television
FIRST
Laura Hutchinson
WWLP-TV
Station of the Year
Radio
MERIT
WMAS-FM
FIRST
WCTK-FM
Station of the Year
Television
MERIT
WWLP-TV
FIRST
WCVB-TV
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