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Regional Edward R. Murrow Award - 2022


WAMC received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the category News Documentary for its Oral History of the Capitol Siege.

New York State Broadcasters Association - 2022
WAMC is the proud recipient of three Excellence in Broadcasting Awards in the 56th annual New York State Broadcasters Association contest.

Outstanding Election Coverage, for coverage of elections in Pittsfield and North Adams

Outstanding Live Local Coverage, for coverage of the summer standoff between demonstrators and Albany Police outside a downtown police station

Outstanding Podcast, for "A New York Minute in History."

New York State Broadcasters Association - 2021

WAMC wins three NYS Broadcasters Association Awards
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Applying under the WAMQ banner, WAMC has won a Critical Coverage merit award for “station efforts to inform about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic” in the annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Sound Bites Awards. Watch video announcement.

WAMC has won three Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association. In the 55th annual competition, WAMC won in the following categories: 

Outstanding Election Coverage: WAMC Election Coverage 2020

Outstanding Live Local Coverage: Albany Protesters Turn Dangerous

Outstanding Podcast: A New York Minute In History

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award - 2021

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Edward R. Murrow Award

WAMC has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Podcast for A New York Minute In History.

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association – 2020

WAMC has won a Massachusetts Broadcasters Association “Soundbites” Award.

Recurring Segment: WAMQ-FM - First-place honor for 2019 Housing Series

The New York State Associated Press Association - 2020 

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WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock won the New York State Associated Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Art Athens General Excellence of Individual Reporting award from the New York State Associated Press Association went to Brian Shields, who retired after three decades in the WAMC newsroom in December 2019. 

First Place:

Spot News Coverage AP Award: Josh Landes, “Tragedy Hits Sheffield Family”

Weathercast: Paul Caiano and Garett Argianas, WAMC-FM, Albany.

Second Place:

Public Service AP Award: WAMC-FM, Albany, "Housing Series.”

Sports Coverage: Jesse King, WAMC-FM, Albany, "Play Ball: Vintage Teams Preserve Baseball History in New York."

Digital Presence AP Award: WAMC-FM

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award - 2020


WAMC News received a regional Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for “Use of Sound” in 2020 in "Albany Symphony To Celebrate The Uncanny Theremin."

New York State Broadcasters Association - 2020
WAMC received an award in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s Excellence in Broadcasting competition for WAMC’s remote Roundtable broadcast: Outstanding Live On-Scene: Tanglewood, July 26, 2019.

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association - 2019
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 14 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.

Feature Story Radio Merit: WAMQ-FM – Final Frames For Pittsfield's Candle Lanes 

New York State Broadcasters Association

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Outstanding Spot News: North County Bureau Chief Pat Bradley won for covering the escape from Clinton Correctional Facility.

Outstanding Local Sporting Event: Ian Pickus won for Hooley’s Heroics Lift UAlbany To NCAAs.

Best Public Affairs Program or Series: The Capitol Connection

Best Spot News: “Maloney Declares Victory; Hayworth Does Not Concede”

Best Feature Story: “Preserving The Story of the American Juke Box”

Best Local Sporting Event: “UMass Basketball Player Joins Growing List of Openly Gay Athletes”

Best Local Commentary/Editorial:  "Say It Ain't So, Jeter"

New York State Associated Press Awards

Best Newscast: Finalist for Midday Magazine, May 2015

Digital Presence: Finalist

Best Feature: Finalist, for "Café For Kids Aims To Fight Food Insecurity" by Jessica Bloustien Marshall

Best Continuing Coverage: WAMC was a finalist for Pat Bradley’s coverage of Escape From Clinton Correctional Facility.

For best public service, WAMC was a finalist for Pat Bradley’s coverage of Plattsburgh’s charter review process. First Place Award

For best sports feature, WAMC was a finalist for  “It's ‘Turn 2’ For Jeter In Capital Region, Where He Played In 1994” by Ian Pickus. First Place Award

Best News Special/Documentary: "WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Infectious Disease Doctor John Bennett Robbins," Alan Chartock, David Guistina

"Joan Rivers: In Memoriam," Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke

Best News Series: "WAMC News Student Loan Series," Staff

Best Continuing News Coverage: "Jim Levulis - North Adams Regional Hospital Closes"

Oil Trains Threaten Albany, Depending Who You Ask," Dave Lucas

Best Feature: "Preserving The Story Of The American Jukebox," Lucas Willard

Best Sports Coverage: "Say It Ain't So, Jeter," Ian Pickus

Arts Athens General Exellence of Individual Reporting: Allison Dunne

General Exellence in Use of Medium: "Preserving the Story of the American Jukebox," Lucas Willard

"North Adams Goes Unsilent: Electronic Audio Experience Fills Streets," Jim Levulis

Communicator Awards

Award of Excellence: for on-air talent, Joe Donahue

Production/Sound Design: “Preserving the Story of the American Juke Box,” Lucas Willard

Production/Sound Design: “North Adams Goes Unsilent,” Jim Levulis

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Mirror Awards Nomination
WAMC is a finalist in the category

Best Single Story - Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media: "Local Media Question Pittsfield's Press Protocol" by Jim Levulis, a Syracuse graduate.