Friday, April 14, 2017

NYC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Honored With NYSBA Awards

WEPN ESPN New York 98.7 FM received three top honors from the New York State Broadcaster’s Association in the large market radio division. The New York State Broadcaster’s Association awards recognize excellence in broadcasting within the radio and television industry. ESPN New York 98.7FM honors:
  • Best On-Air Broadcast Personality/Team— Hahn, Humpty & Canty was honored as standout broadcast team. The show is hosted by two former professional athletes– first overall selection in the 2000 NHL draft by the New York Islanders Rick DiPietro (Humpty) and Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants Chris Canty– along with veteran broadcaster and journalist, Alan Hahn. The trio provides perspective and passion on New York’s biggest sports stories. Hahn, Humpty & Canty airs weekdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET.
  • Best Station Sponsored Event— The Michael Kay Show was recognized for “The Great Sports Debate” from Fordham University. Co-hosts Michael Kay and Don La Greca tackled issues that mattered most to the sports fans of New York including Carmelo Anthony’s value to the Knicks and which New York team is closest to winning a title. Moderated by co-host Peter Rosenberg, the live broadcast on election eve provided great entertainment, interaction and education for those in attendance. The Michael Kay Show airs weekdays from 3. – 7 p.m.
  • Outstanding Commercial — For the second year in a row, ESPN New York 98.7FM was awarded Outstanding Commercial. This year's winning campaign was produced in conjunction with New York Sports Clubs. The campaign highlighted a former athlete (Chris Canty), broadcaster (Alan Hahn) and ESPN senior director of network audio content (Justin Craig) and their experience with NY Sports Clubs as a method to better their health and fitness.
 Tim McCarthy, senior vice president of ESPN Radio Group, said, “I am so proud of the collaboration among the entire staff – sales and programming – to create unique content for our listeners and advertisers.  We are very lucky that our commentators understand and embrace the important role they play.”

Ryan Hurley, program director of ESPN 98.7FM, added, “It is always an honor to be recognized, especially for the results of hard work by a great team of people.”

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