89.1 The Point Wins Nine State Awards

Student on air at the radio station

89.1 The Point/WBSU Brockport were named winners in nine of 17 categories in the 2021 New York State Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards competition.

89.1 The Point/WBSU Brockport were named winners in nine of 17 categories in the 2021 New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Excellence in Broadcasting Awards competition in the College Radio division.

Category winners:

Outstanding Promotional Announcement

  • “Don’t Be Like My Sister”

Outstanding Spot News

  • “Rochester Red Wings Cancel Their Season”

Outstanding Feature

  • “No Coffee Needed”

Outstanding Interview

  • “Cap & Co”

Outstanding Use of Audio

  • “Don’t Be Like My Sister”

Outstanding Live On-Scene

  • “SUNYAC Men’s Basketball Championship: Brockport vs. Potsdam”

Outstanding Election Coverage

  • “WBSU Election Night 2020”

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms

  • “The Point’s Digital Platforms”

Outstanding Live Local Coverage

  • “SUNYAC Men’s Basketball Championship: Brockport vs. Potsdam”

Students involved with the above projects include graduate student Derrick Abbey; seniors Shay Gauthier, Ben Blakely, Leslie Hoag; juniors Matt Delaney, Peter Buffone, Tucker Cergol; sophomore Gio Battaglia and freshmen Kathleen Maurer, Lily Wegerski.

The station has now won 12 state or national awards during the 2020-21 academic year and 48 over the last 33 years.

In addition, Gauthier’s class project entitled “The New Norm” also won for Outstanding Classroom Digital Project.

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