The criteria for the Living Legend Award is a broadcaster who has been in the market a long time, has achieved more than most, and has played a significant role in the local and broadcast community.
This year, the recipient of the Living Legend Award is
Steve Gilinsky, of MAGIC 101.7, WLTB.
Steve has been in Binghamton radio since 1977. starting at WINR and later, moving onto WMRV. Steve joined WEBO/WQWT in 1986.
Somewhere along the way, Steve found himself in ownership of the WEBO/WQWT, achieving the dream of most folks in broadcasting.
Congratulations to Steve on being named the
Living Legend for 1015.
Steve will be in attendance at the Reunion to accept his award.
The Broadcaster of the Year is someone who is currently involved in Binghamton Broadcasting, who is involved in the community, and who has dedicated his life to the industry.
The winner of the 2015 Broadcaster of the Year Award is Doug Mosher.
Doug was born in Binghamton and has had a history with the community as a broadcaster for over 30 years. The love affair started in the 80's, and is still going strong today. Doug has been a morning man, program director, public affairs director and news reporter at various stations. His introduction to radio broadcasting started as an intern at WAAL in the early 80's.
He worked part time at WEBO/Q102 in the mid 1980's and moved on to WHWK and WNBF in 1987, moving moved up to evenings on WHWK also filling in on the morning show.
Doug was involved in putting the first FM oldies format on the air WYOS/Oldies 104.
From there, Doug put WYOS and WBBI on the air, and moved on to Mix, Equinox and more.
In 2012, Doug went to Town Square Media where he is currently hosting the morning show host on WAAL.
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 winner of the annual Audio-Technica Working Broadcaster of the Year Award
will go to Dave Lozzi.
The Audio Technica Working Broadcaster award
is presented to someone currently working in Binghamton media, and who has become a broadcast veteran.
Dave Lozzi first joined Binghamton Broadcasting in 1989, joining the staff of Mix 1033 two months before the station went on the air.
Since then, Dave has been doing almost everything from being on the air, to assisting in continuity and traffic, and presenting the news.
In December of 2011, Dave was assigned the task of co-hosting the Mix 1033 morning show with Lori Martin.
Thanks to Paul Kaminski, a member of the Reunion steering committee and Audio Technica for making this award to Dave possible.
Bill Parker, the Dean of Broadcasting in Binghamton has been chosen as one of five New York State Broadcasters to be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association. That recognition took place in New York City.
During our Reunion, a re-creation of the induction ceremony will take place with Bill, and a representative of the New York State Broadcasters.
Joining Bill in the NYS Class of 2015, will be Al Roker and three others.
Past inductees into the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame are Walter Cronkite, Harry Harrison, Bill Paley, Don Imus, Charles Osgood and more. Check out the NYS Broadcasters website for a complete list.
Bill is in very good, and well deserved company.
We are thrilled to announce that Dave Whalen, of Time Warner Cable has been chosen as the recipient of the
2015 Distinguished Service Award.
Dave has been at TWC for over 20 years, and has done it all.
In conjunction with our Salute to Television, Dave will be recognized as not only a pioneer in Television and Cable, but for his work in the community.