Best Local Newscast, Best Sports Show, Best Human Interest Feature Story were just some of the awards WAER's news and sports staff members were honored with Saturday Night at the Syracuse Press Club's annual awards banquet. The yearly awards honor the best in broadcast, print and online journalism over a broad area in Central New York.
The awards were for material broadcast in the 2012 calendar year:
Valerie Crowder reports on arrests at drone protest
About 250 anti-war protestors from across New York and several other states rallied at Hancock Air National Guard base Sunday to protest the military’s use of armed drones. The demonstrators wore long, black robes, carried fake coffins, and held pictures of innocent victims of drone strikes as they solemnly walked along Thompson Road to the base’s gates. They tapped drums and chanted “arrest the war criminals.”