WBGO Jazz 88.3 Wins 3 NY Association of Black Journalist Awards
(Published: May 29, 2013)
WBGO JAZZ 88.3 RECEIVES THREE AWARDS
FROM NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
AT 25TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS BANQUET
NEWARK, NJ, May 29, 2013 - The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) recognized the work of area journalists, including the presentations of three honors to WBGO Jazz 88.3, at its 25th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet, which took place May 14 at Time-Life in New York City.
WBGO took home three of the four awards presented in the Radio category. Assistant News Director/Anchor Andrew Meyer received two first-place awards in the Spot General News and General Feature categories for reports on Althea Gibson and Newark's Fairmount Heights initiative. News Director/Anchor Doug Doyle was named the winner in the Sports category for his Sports Jam program with football legend Jim Brown. The WBGO News Department has won more than 60 NYABJ Awards since 1998.
Joining Doyle and Meyer at the awards celebration were Cephas Bowles, WBGO's President/CEO, news reporter Alexandra Hill and marketing coordinator Carmen Balentine.
The evening, hosted by 1010 WINS anchor Larry Mullins and NY1 anchor Diana King, benefited NYABJ's college scholarship fund. Musical entertainment was provided by Rhonda Ross. CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston was named the recipient of the NYABJ Lifetime Achievement Award and the audience of approximately 250 included broadcasting legends Bill McCreary, Carol Jenkins and Norma Quarles.
An advocacy group established in 1976, the New York Association of Black Journalists provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members. It is an affiliate of NABJ, the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation.
Founded in 1979, Newark Public Radio, Inc. is a publicly supported cultural institution that champions jazz at WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, New Jersey and worldwide via wbgo.org. WBGO is the recognized world leader in jazz radio and one of the most respected jazz presenters in the country, and offers award-winning news and innovative children's programs. Beyond reaching 400, 000 weekly listeners (including 17, 000 contributing members) on air, online and via mobile devices, WBGO presents live broadcasts from prestigious jazz venues and produces acclaimed programs for NPR heard by millions. WBGO is Jazz Week magazine's 2010 Major Market Station of the Year.
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More Information: http://www.wbgo.org
Carolyn McClair Public Relations