The New York State Broadcasters Recognize WBBZ-TV With Two Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

The New York State Broadcasters Recognize WBBZ-TV With Two Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

CLARENCE, NY ( Chris Musial, Vice President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown MeTV Station, is proud to announce that the station is the recipient of two awards in the 50th Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Competition.

Beat The Champ Paul Peck and Sue Nawojski

The station’s weekly bowling program “Beat The Champ” was recognized for “Best Coverage of a Sporting Event.” “Beat The Champ” is hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Paul Peck and Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski every Saturday at 4p.m. (with an encore Sunday night at 11p.m.) showcasing hometown bowlers competing for a weekly prize trophy.

Healthy Zone Game Show JD on stage with audience

“The Healthy Zone Game Show,” produced in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, was honored as the “Best Program Designed for Children.” This show featured 3rd graders from Buffalo Public Schools in a test of all things healthy airing from November 2015 through April 2016. Three “Finals” episodes will air June 3rd through the 20th.


Chris Musial commented, “Everyone at WBBZ-TV is honored by this recognition. A panel of judges reviewed entries from legacy and independent stations across the state. This is a tough competition to win, and we are proud.”

Owner Phil Arno added, “This is a testament to the hometown team we have at WBBZ-TV, committed to producing the best, and most unique local programming in the market.”

“This is a great honor for Buffalo and local programming,” commented Julie R. Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Relations, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. “We are proud that our partnership with WBBZ has encouraged our community to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle while showcasing Buffalo Public School children in a fun and engaging activity.”

The New York State Broadcasters Association represents the interests of over 300 television and radio stations in the New York State Assembly, the United States Congress, and various other legislative bodies. More information can be found at

WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1. Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch. 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and these Time Warner Cable channels: Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk Channel 99 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 21 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 71 (HD 1230).

WBBZ-TV is WNY’s only locally owned and operated television station. 4545 Transit Road, suite 750 Williamsville, NY 14221. 716-630-9229. “Like” WBBZ-TV on Facebook. Follow the conversation @WBBZ on Twitter.

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