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Readers’ Poll: Media

by The Staff on March 13, 2013 · 3 comments


Best Local Radio News, Best Local Talk Radio: WAMC

Best Local TV News

1. WNYT, NewsChannel 13

3. WTEN, ABC10


The results in this category never change—except this year, as News 10 edges out WRGB for second place.

Best Local TV News Anchor

1. Benita Zahn, WNYT

2. Jim Kambrich, WNYT

3. John Gray, Fox 23

The multiplicity of newscasts has tightened the results in this category up considerably: The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishers were close behind John Gray. But Benita Zahn is the clear winner, again.

Best Local Meteorologist

1. Steve Caporizzo, WTEN

2. Bob Kovachick, WNYT

3. Paul Caiano, WNYT

Steve Caporizzo is, by far, your favorite in the battle of the meteorologists.

Best Local Sportscaster

1. Rodger Wyland, WNYT

2. Marisa Jacques, YNN

3. Andrew Catalon, WNYT

Rodger Wyland wins again, but last year’s third-place finisher, Marisa Jacques, is catching up.

Best Local Radio News


2. WGY

3. Fly 92

It’s another landslide for WAMC’s comprehensive regional news operation. And apparently, a lot of people get their news from the Fly Morning Rush.

Best Local Talk Radio


2. WGY

3. Talk 1300

This was not as close as we expected: From The Roundtable in the morning to Vox Pop in the afternoon, WAMC was the clear winner. But Talk 1300 wasn’t far behind WGY.

Best Local Music Radio



3. Fly 92

Our readers leaned toward alternatuve and eclectic, as WEQX and WEXT battled it out with WEQX winning by a handful of votes.

Best Local Radio DJ

1. Jeff Morad, WEQX

2. Brian Cody, Fly 92

3. (TIE) Laura Glazer, WEXT, and Chris Wienk, WEXT

Call it the revenge of the commercial stations, as the dudes from EQX and Fly 92 displaced Laura Glazer from the top spot.

Best Local Publication

1. Metroland

2. Times Union

3. The Daily Gazette

We love you, too.

Best Local Arts Coverage

1. Metroland

2. Nippertown

3. All Over Albany

Again, gracias!

Best Local Print Journalist

1. Jordan Carleo-Evangelist, Times Union

2. Paul Grondhal, Times Union

3. Kristi Barlette, Times Union

A wide range of journalists received votes in this category, including quality writers from The Record, Daily Gazette, Saratogian and, yes, Metroland. But the TU swept the medal round this year. Advantage, Hearst!

Best Local TV Commercial

1. Fuccillo Hyundai

2. Ellis Hospital

3. Catseye Pest Control

Even though Billy Fuccillo isn’t in them much anymore, his dealership’s commercials are still huge.

Best Local Website, News

1. Times Union

2. All Over Albany

3. Keep Albany Boring

Look out, TU—AOA are gaining on you!

Best Local Website, Community

1. All Over Albany

2. Keep Albany Boring

3. Nippertown

Those damn meddling kids at KAB are relentless. They bumped us out of second place, with Nippertown delivering the KO for third.

Best Local Website, Arts

1. Nippertown

2. All Over Albany

3. Keep Albany Boring

Sara, Greg and the rest of the gang at Nippertown do a terrific job of keeping the site fresh.

Best Local Website, Music

1. Keep Albany Boring

2. Nippertown

3. All Over Albany

KAB has a lock on this category, although Nippertown wasn’t that far behind.

Best Local Blog

1. All Over Albany

2. Keep Albany Boring

3. Table Hopping

We don’t feel quite as alone in losing to those damn KAB kids; they took out Friday Puppy, too.

Best Twitter Feed

1. @CinephileNY

2. @albanyarchives

3. @SeanPCollins

Yeah, well, wait until next year: @MetrolandDrone will own this category.



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