Local TV News
2. Capital News 9
3. WTEN 10
stations, same order as last year, with WNYT 13 winning by a landslide.
Competent reporters, trustworthy anchors and a loveable meteorologist
all play a part in 13’s perennial success.
Local TV News Anchor
Lydia Kulbida, WNYT 13
2. John Gray, WXXA FOX 23
3. Liz Bishop, WRGB CBS 6
perpetual winner in this category, Lydia Kulbida has the Capital
Region news-watching audience in the palm of her very capable hand.
In other news, Liz Bishop fell just short of tying John Gray for
second place, and that leaves her in the very respectable third-place
Bob Kavochik WNYT 13 (LANDSLIDE)
2. Steve Caporizzo WTEN 10
3. Noah Francis WXXA FOX 23
K drops a steel elbow on the competition. We suspect with his tenacity,
his build and his stache, Kavochik could have made an amazing professional
wrestler. When it comes to the weather, Kavochik is our area’s tag-team
partner of choice. Tag us in Bob, tag us in!
Rodger Wyland WNYT 13 (LANDSLIDE)
2. Dan Murphy WTEN 10
3. Doug Sherman CBS 6
booming voice? The longtime branding of Big Board Sports? Coattails?
You make the call—or just call it a landslide.
Local News Radio
2. WGY 810 AM
3. WROW 590 AM
barely nosed ahead of WGY 810 AM to take the lead for this category,
giving the liberals the edge again this year.
Local Music Radio
WEQX 102.7 FM (LANDSLIDE)
2. TIE - WGNA 107.7 FM & 88.3 FM WVCR “The Saint”
is the last remaining bastion of alternative rock radio, and apparently
that’s what our readers like. Sure, you might have to occasionally
put up with a Nickelback tune or the thousandth Creed retread, but
it’s also one the only places you are likely to hear worthwhile
up-and-comers like Bloc Party and Interpol and alt-classics from
the Pixies and Placebo.
Local Radio DJ
Darwin WEQX 102.7 FM (LANDSLIDE)
2. Kevin Richards WGNA 107.7 FM
3. Laura (Hello Pretty City) WRPI 91.5 FM
our readers went overwhelmingly for WEQX the station; all they had
to do here was pick a DJ.
2. Times Union
3. Daily Gazette
elbow, wrist, wrist, wrist. Here’s our best royal hand-waving acknowledgement
of thanks to our legions of discerning readers.
Local Arts Coverage
2. Times Union
3. Troy Record
are better than you, and you, and you and you. Oh sorry, you caught
us letting it go to our head. Cut us some slack, we’re a free paper—we’ve
got to get our kicks somewhere.
2. Mark McGuire
3. Miriam Axel-Lute
sure, we would have liked to win this too, but you’ve gotta give
Fred LeBrun credit—he’s been writing knowledgeably and entertainingly
about the region and state government in his column for so long,
we bet you don’t remember when he was the TU’s arts editor and food
critic. (He was pretty darn good at those, too.)
Local Web site—News
Capital News 9, they are just everywhere, all the time. And they
must bring their Web guy along with them, because that Web page
is updated faster than the Drudge Report during the Republican primaries.
Local Web site—Community
stop, please, we’re blushing!
Local Web site—Arts
Local Web site—Music
Tie: www.weqx.com, www.rkstar.com
you can keep going.
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