WAER News

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  WAER broadcasters and staff were honored for several awards in both News and Sports categories in the most recent Syracuse Press Club awards, during a ceremony Saturday night.  The station's work swept the categories of Best Radio Sports Show and Best Radio Sports Story.  WAER's Newscast was also judged Best Regularly Scheduled Local Newscast.

(Complete Awards Listings Below)

Dan Gurzynski / WAER News

Listeners on the fringes or weak spots of WAER's broadcast signal probably noticed a big change in recent days... they can actually hear us again!  The station recently  installed a new transmitter that brings our signal to it's FCC licensed 50,000 watts.   As radio equipment goes, WAER's old transmitter could no longer do the job, and was running at low power for months.  

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: