WFUV Staff Take Top Honors and MoreContact: Jenny Hirsch
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WFUV (90.7 FM), Fordham’s member-supported radio station, has been recognized for its outstanding news and sports broadcasting this year, earning top accolades in two categories.
"The New Normal," a 10 part series on 9/11 by the WFUV news department, consisting of professional staff and Fordham students under the direction of George Bodarky, won Best News Series from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. The broadcast coincided with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Mike Giandomenico and John DeMarzo won Best Sports Coverage for "The Baseball Biker," about a man who traveled 10,700 miles across country to visit every Major League Ballpark on his bicycle. The association presented the awards on June 2.
The association gave special mention to Katie Moore, FCRH ‘11, in the Best Regularly Scheduled Local News Program category, Bodarky for "A 'Revealing' Conversation" as Best Interview, and "Hope Week 2011: The Yankees Give Back" in the Sports Coverage category.
Moore and two other former student employees won Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. Kate McGee, FCRH ’11, won for "Grieving in the Digital Age," Morlene Chin, FCRH ’13, won for "Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the Muslim Community," and Moore was named Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine.
WFUV also received awards from the New York Press Club, and New York State Broadcasters Association. Kyle Kesses won the award for Best Sports News-Radio for "61 is 50: Remembering Roger" from the New York Press Club. Colin Henderson won the award for Best Sportscast with "One on One Scoreboard" from the New York State Broadcasters Association.
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