> The Creative Services Department of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has
> been awarded two first place honors for Television Commercial
> Production and Public Service Announcement in the 2003 New York State
> Broadcasters Association Awards. The awards were presented at a
> ceremony in Lake George, New York on June 22, 2004.
> The New York State Broadcasters Association conducted its 39th Annual
> Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Sagamore Resort Hotel.
> WCAX-TV Head writer Thea Dion and Writer/Producer Eric Ford accepted
> the awards from CBS Anchor Dan Rather. WCAX-TV was awarded first
> place in the Television Commercial category for Johnny Danger, a spot
> for Lenny's Shoes, written and produced by Eric Ford. First place in
> the Television Public Service category was awarded to Bop 'Til You
> Drop, a public service announcement for the Sara Holbrook Community
> Center, written and produced by Thea Dion. Bruce Babbitt served as
> Art Director and Dan Burke served as videographer/editor on both
> This competition encourages professional performance and recognizes
> outstanding achievement among radio and television stations serving
> New York, and all stations in the state are urged to submit entries.
> WCAX-TV serves the Burlington, Vermont-Plattsburgh, New York
> television market. Stations compete based upon market size.
> "I'm especially proud of the creative team and thankful that they have
> been recognized by the News York State Broadcasters Association for
> the second year in a row," said Creative Services Director Jim
> Strader. "Their creativity, teamwork, and desire to consistently
> deliver the best shows everyday, but I am happy to see them recognized
> and honored again."
> Earlier this year, WCAX-TV's Creative Services Department was
> presented similar awards in the commercial, public service, and
> promotional categories in competition of the Vermont Association of
> Broadcasters, in Montpelier, Vermont.
> WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vermont, and is locally
> owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.