2022 Winners


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


November 17, 2022 –  Awards were handed out to broadcast radio and television stations in nineteen categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association on Thursday, November 17 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.  Guests included Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health CEO Marlene Warner, National Association of Broadcasters Senior VP of Technology Lynn Claudy, and CPT Michael Chadwick of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  Comedian Kelly MacFarlane performed in front of nearly 200 radio and television broadcasters in attendance.  2015 MBA Broadcaster of the Year Candy O’Terry emceed the event.

The winners in the Station of the Year category were MyFM 101.3 WMRC-AM and 22 News WWLP-TV for radio and television, respectively.  94.7 WMAS and Springfield’s Western Mass News WGGB/WSHM-TV were runners up in the Station of the Year category.

Highlighting broadcaster’s commitment to their communities, 94.7 WMAS won the radio Sound Bites Award for best Public Service Announcement for their “Drop the Device” PSA urging drivers to not text and drive.  WBZ-TV won the television Public Service Announcement award for their “Why I PMC” PSA highlighting stories of participants in the Pan-Mass Challenge.

The MBA highlighted the best in broadcast “localism” with #WeAreBroadcasters awards to MyFM’s “Quest for the Best” and WCVB-TV’s production of “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration.”

Now in its eleventh year, the Sound Bites Awards received more than 200 award entries, highlighting the excellent work done each year by local broadcasters in Massachusetts.  See a complete list of winners below

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Category Type Place Call Letters Headline or Title
Individual Commercial Radio Merit 105.5 WEEI Stolen Bases
Individual Commercial Radio First WWBX Buchika’s Holiday Sale
Individual Commercial TV Merit WCVB Eastern Propane “Training”
Individual Commercial TV First WBZ-TV 99 Restaurant: Football Frenzy
Commercial Campaign Radio Merit WMAS Community Services Institute – I’m Listening Sponsor
Commercial Campaign Radio First WLZX More Reason to Shop Four Seasons
Commercial Campaign TV Merit WFXT DiBella Law
Commercial Campaign TV First WCVB See Plymouth “Talk to the Rock”
Station Imaging Radio Merit WBOS-FM Rock 92.9 Imaging
Station Imaging Radio First WBGB Topical and Personality Station Imaging from past year
Station Promotional Announcement Radio Merit WRCA Bloomberg 106.1 Breaking News Promos
Station Promotional Announcement Radio First WBOS Blackened: Metallica Home & Away
Station Promotional Announcement TV Merit WCVB Harvey Leonard
Station Promotional Announcement TV First WBZ-TV Eric Fisher: The Weather Guy
Air Personality Radio Merit WFRQ The Frank-FM Morning Show with Doug & Mina
Air Personality Radio First WHYN-FM, WSRS-FM The Morning Show With Chris Zito and Suzanne Lewis
Air Personality TV Merit WCVB Antoinette Antonio
Air Personality TV First WBTS Jeff Saperstone
Sports Feature Radio Merit WATD Hold the Line Hockey
Sports Feature Radio First WBZ-AM Bubble Soccer
Sports Play-by-Play Radio Merit WPKZ-AM The 115th Thanksgiving Day Classic on The K-Zone
Sports Play-by-Play Radio First WBZ-FM Patriots – Buccaneers
Spot News Story Radio Merit WATD 9/11 First Responders in Studio
Spot News Story Radio First WATD After Multi-State Search Missing New Hampshire Boy, Elijah Lewis, Located in Abington
Spot News Story TV Merit WFXT New England’s Unsolved: Finding Judy Chartier
Spot News Story TV First WCVB The Blizzard of 2022
Investigative Reporting TV Merit WCVB Taxpayer Waste: Paid for Years to NOT Work
Investigative Reporting TV First WGGB Investigative Series
Feature Story Radio Merit WAMQ Documentary features story of 96-year-old Auschwitz survivor
Feature Story Radio First WMVY/MVYRADIO 9/11 – A Soldier’s Story
Feature Story TV Merit WWLP Ukrainian Illustrator
Feature Story TV First WCVB Remembering 9/11: The Ogonowski Farm
Meteorologist TV Merit WBZ Jacob Wycoff
Meteorologist TV First WCVB Harvey Leonard
Photojournalist TV Merit WCVB David Mongeau
Photojournalist TV First WWLP Mike Houle
Excellence in Sound Radio Merit WMEX 1510 AM WMEX Top 1510 Countdown Show with Jeff Lawrence
Excellence in Sound Radio First WATD Friday The 13th
Recurring Segment Radio Merit WPXC-WHYA-WKFY-WFRQ Inside Cape Cod – Suicide Prevention and Veterans Affairs
Recurring Segment Radio First WATD Almost Famous: Live From The Tiny Stage
Recurring Segment TV Merit WGGB Getting Answers
Recurring Segment TV First WCVB 5 For Good
Digital Media Radio Merit WAMQ WAMC Digital Media
Digital Media Radio First MyFM 101.3 MyFM’s Quest For The Best
Digital Media TV Merit WWLP Day of Caring Ukraine
Digital Media TV First WGGB WesternMassNews.com
Public Service Announcement Radio Merit WICN Public Radio WICN’s Instrumental Partners Program
Public Service Announcement Radio First WMAS FM Drop The Device – Keep Kids Like Me Safe
Public Service Announcement TV Merit WCVB 50 Years Fund
Public Service Announcement TV First WBZ-TV Why I PMC
#WeAreBroadcasters Radio Merit WATD Veterans Food Drive
#WeAreBroadcasters Radio First MyFM 101.3 MyFM’s Quest For The Best
#WeAreBroadcasters TV Merit WWLP Toys for Tots
#WeAreBroadcasters TV First WCVB America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Above and Beyond Radio First WATD Rob Hakala
Station of the Year Radio Merit 94.7 WMAS
Station of the Year Radio First MyFM 101.3
Station of the Year TV Merit WGGB
Station of the Year TV First WWLP

About the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) is the only voluntary, statewide trade organization serving the Bay State’s over-the-air television and radio stations. The Association’s key responsibilities include assisting its members with general and broadcast-specific business challenges and assisting in the networking of fellow broadcasters. Please visit www.massbroadcasters.org for more information.