November 27, 2022
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ICTV, WICB and VIC Radio take home awards at annual competition

Ithaca College’s student-run television and radio stations, ICTV, WICB and VIC Radio, were given multiple first-place awards in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards competition.

The winners were announced in June but were honored Sept. 22 at the annual Serving NY Regional Award Luncheon at the Double Tree Hotel in Binghamton. 

ICTV won the Outstanding Public Affairs Program award with its “A City of Progress” episode — which aired Dec. 8, 2021 — in the station’s monthly local news program, “ICTV Reports.” The episode was produced by junior Paige Tolan and seniors Julia Davis and Riley Garand.

ICTV also won the Outstanding Series award with its recap docuseries, released April 1, of the college’s 2019 football season titled “The Inside Report – Pride & Poise: Journey to the Meadowlands.” The series was produced by Garrett Bampos ’20, Matt Clement ’21, Sam Shapiro 21, Dan Passante 22 and senior Andrew Guerra.

ICTV took first place in the Outstanding Live On-Scene Reporting award with the “Election Night” watch party episode of Ithaca’s Common Council candidates: Travis Brooks and Cynthia Brock. John Vicari ’21 and sophomore Ryan Harmon reported the live updates Nov. 2, 2021.

ICTV won the Outstanding Sportcast award with its Nov. 7, 2021, episode of “Sports Final” —  the weekly local sports highlight show — produced by juniors Allie Barbaro and Jesse Schmalholz and senior Josh Silverstein. 

ICTV won the Outstanding Morning Newscast with its Dec. 3, 2021, episode of “Good Day Ithaca,” produced by Megan Sileo 21, junior Roxie Palladino and seniors Lauren Dague and Emily Hung.

ICTV was awarded with Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for its Oct. 27, 2021, news coverage titled “Storm Causes Widespread Flooding in Ithaca,” reported on by sophomore Grant Johnson and Hung.

WICB radio took first place for Outstanding Radio Show with its Nov. 16, 2021, air of “Homebrew,” the weekly local music show hosted and produced by senior Dylan Brown.

WICB radio also won the Outstanding Use of Audio award for its May 2, 2021, package titled “India’s COVID Crisis From Those Experiencing It, which aired on “Ithaca Now,” produced by senior Himadri Seth and Vedant Akhauri 21.

WICB and VIC radio stations were also each awarded a Serving NY award for their fundraising efforts. Students in WICB raised over $300 worth of toys during an on-campus holiday toy drive for Cops, Kids and Toys. VIC radio also hosted their annual 50 Hour Marathon, where they raised $5,104 for the Southside Community Center.

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