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.

1-103The 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