2013 Winners

MA stations receive accolades for work in news, sports, advertising and public service

Awards were handed out to broadcast stations in eleven categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at The Verve Crowne Plaza, where comedian Lenny Clark provided the entertainment for the evening.

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

Best On-Air Personality for radio went to WMAS-FM & WHLL-AM’s Kellogg Krew, and      WSHM-TV’s Nick Morganelli for television.  First place awards for best Public Service Campaign went to WQRC-FM for their work on “Cape Cod Broadcasting Falmouth Prevention Partnership Drug Take Back” and WCVB-TV for their “Grinch Stuff a Truck” campaign.

WCVB-TV was the night’s biggest winner with 5 first place awards.  A complete list of winners is below.

Individual Commercial/Commercial Campaign

Radio
Merit:
WATD-FM
Finding Summer at CabbyShack

First:
WQRC-FM
Griggs and Brown 2013

Air Personality

Radio
Merit:
WATD-FM
Rob Hakala

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Chris Kellogg (left) from the Kellogg Krew.

First:
WMAS-FM & WHLL-AM
Kellogg Krew

Television
First:
WSHM-TV
Nick Morganelli

Station Promotional Announcement

Radio
Merit:
WQRC-FM
Best Buy

First:
WPXC-FM
iPhone/Android Apps

Television
Merit:
WCVB-TV
When You See The Five

First:
WWLP-TV
Nor’easter

Sports Feature

Radio
First:
WAMQ-FM
Yankees Renew Rivalry With Army

Television
First:
WWLP-TV
Wheel Chair Little Leaguer

Best Spot News Story

Radio
Merit:
WGBH-FM
Inside Offshoring

First:
WAMQ-FM
Paul Tuthill – “Markey Wins Senate Seat”

Television
Merit:
WSHM-TV
Honoring Our Fallen Officers

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WCVB-TV General Manager Bill Fine (right)

First:
WCVB-TV
Boston Marathon Bombings

Best Feature Story

Radio
Merit:
WHMP-AM
PVPA Tree

First:
WATD-FM
Peepers: A Call Of Love

Television
Merit:
WWLP-TV
Drunk Driving Cop Doesn’t Get Ticket

First:
WSHM-TV
Pay it Forward

Best Use of Digital Media

Radio
Merit:
WMAS-FM & WHLL-AM
CMN Radiothon Facebook

First:
WMRC-AM
Local Music Awards

Television
Merit:
WWLP-TV
www.wwlp.com

First:
WCVB-TV
James “Whitey” Bulger Trial

Local Special Program/Event

Radio
Merit:
WMAS-FM & WHLL-AM
Kids Safety Event

First:
WAQY-FM
Four Decades of WAQY

Television
Merit:
WWLP-TV
Officer Torres Funeral

First:
WCVB-TV
Boston Strong Concert

Public Service Announcement/Campaign

Radio
Merit:
WATD-FM
Love Your Library

First:
WQRC-FM

Cape Cod Broadcasting's Steve Marcus (left)

Cape Cod Broadcasting’s Steve Marcus (left)

Cape Cod Broadcasting Falmouth Prevention Partnership Drug Take Back

Television

Merit:
WWLP-TV
XtheTXT

First:
WCVB-TV
Grinch Stuff a Truck

Above & Beyond Award

Radio
Jordan Levy
WTAG-AM

Television
Ryan Walsh
WWLP-TV

Station of the Year

Radio
Merit:
WNBP-AM

First:
WMRC-AM

Television
Merit:
WWLP-TV

First:
WCVB-TV

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