Hudson Valley Radio Program Honored in Albany, New York
I’m proud to announce that In Touch has won the 2023 New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Award for "Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series," as part of the 57th Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. This recognition would not be possible without the incredible team here at Townsquare, all our phenomenal guests that we learn from and grow with every single week, and of course you, the listener!
2023 NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards
Last Friday, September 22nd, I drove up to Albany to attend the New York State Broadcasting Association's 57th Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. Now, this luncheon did not have every single winner. The NYSBA's hold regional luncheons for winners so that winners are not put out with too much traveling. The Albany luncheon was the easiest for me to attend, especially because I had a wedding in Lake George the next day, and the luncheon would be on my route!
They had a delicious buffet for us to enjoy! I had a little bit of everything: some chicken, steak, and salmon. Also, the sautéed vegetables and salad were great! I had the pleasure of sitting with the team at CBS 6 that produces Backpack Heroes, which raises money so underprivileged students will always have food on the weekends. It was a real honor to be in a room with such esteemed journalists, hosts, producers, engineers, and more. Each person in that room was making New York a better place by the rich news and stories they share on a daily basis. It was a real pleasure to be honored alongside everyone in that room.
Today, I get to write this article with a sense of pride as the NYSBA award sits on my desk knowing that is because of YOU here in the Hudson Valley. It's the organizations and trailblazers in the area that make In Touch shine, along with the listeners who learn and grow with each episode.
What is In Touch?
In Touch is Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley's Public Affairs and Issues Program. We highlight the wonderful work that is being done to brighten the community. In Touch covers topics ranging from Arts & Education, Community Awareness, Health Awareness, Local Economy, Tourism, Legislation and more. On In Touch, we strive to have real conversations with our guests, and make them feel comfortable when on the mic. I love when guests say at the end, "That was so easy!"
There are few other programs in the Hudson Valley where you can find the diversity of guests as In Touch. Where else can you find national institutions such as Peer Health Exchange and Goldman Sachs; spectacular and zany community events such as the Alzheimer's Association's Subzero Heroes or Greystone Program's Leap for Autism Skydiving event; award-winning authors such as Nick Bruel of the Bad Kitty series; and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like Denny Laine, founding member of The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney and the Wings, in one place? And that's only scratching the surface of what In Touch has to offer!
Where to Find In Touch
In Touch is so hard NOT to find! It's everywhere! First of all, it airs in the 6AM on WPDH, WRRV, and WKXP and at 11PM on WCZX every Sunday. You can find In Touch episodes new and old on your favorite streaming services like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and more! That, and listen On Demand with your Townsquare Radio Station Mobile App. Of course, you can still find all articles and audio under the In Touch Tab on this radio station’s app and website. And don’t forget, we are also on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram @intouch_hv. All of our links can be found at this Linktree!
Thank You to the Wonderful In Touch Community
Whether you’ve been listening for a while, or you just found us, thank you for taking part in the conversation and staying In Touch with what’s going on in the Hudson Valley. To see the full list of award recipients, visit the NYSBA 2023 Award Recipients Web Page.