PAB Awards Competition

Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting

This competition encourages professional performance among radio and television stations in our state. All stations are encouraged to participate.

2020 PAB AWARDS

2020 Awards Competition




PAB 2020 Virtual Awards Program Booklet

2020 Winners List

Radio Winners

R-1 OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

  • WLAN-FM: #ElvisONTHeShelf WLAN-FM
  • WCCS-AM 1160 and 101.1FM LITTLE BUCCO CONTEST
  • WBEB-FM B101 DIGITAL TELETHON – RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES CHANGE THE LUCK OF A CHILD TELETHON

R-2 OUTSTANDING RADIO PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT/CONTEST

  • WHKF-FM – WHKF – ALL 90’S WEEKEND PROMOS
  • 7 MOUNTAINS MEDIA – 7 MOUNTAINS MEDIA — “DIGITAL”
  • WBEB-FM: B101’S QUEST FOR THE BEST PROMO

R-3 OUTSTANDING RADIO PUBLIC SEVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

  • WEZX-FM: FATAL ACCIDENTS DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
  • WBEB-FM: B101’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR COMPETITION 2019
  • WQSU-FM: MOVE THE LINE

R-4 OUTSTANDING RADIO FEATURE STORY/REPORT/SERIES

  • VIA PUBLIC MEDIA: KEYSTONE EDITION – BUCKNELL PROFESSOR SHINES LIGHT OF HOPE INTO THE DARKNESS IN LEBANON
  • WCCS-AM 1160 AND 101.1 FM: D-DAY REMEMBERED: WCCS IN THE MORNING
  • KYW-AM: STONEWALL: 50 YEARS LATER

R-5 OUTSTANDING RADIO PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM/PROGRAM SERIES

  • WILK: WILK’S SPECIAL EDITION WITH PAULA DEIGNAN
  • WDSN-FM: MADE IN DuBOIS
  • KYW-AM: KYW NEWSRADIO “FLASHPOINT” PROGRAM

R-6 OUTSTANDING LOCAL RADIO NEWSCAST

  • WATS/WAVR: CHOICE NEWS WITH CHUCK CARVER
  • WILK: WILK NEWS
  • KYW-AM: AN 8-HOUR STANDOFF IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA

R-7 OUTSTANDING RADIO COMMERCIAL

  • WLAN-FM – WLAN – FIELD OF SCREAMS
  • WFGI: TAPS N NAT
  • WMBS: KELLEY CLARK – “OH YEAH”
  • 7 MOUNTAINS MEDIA: CCRS
  • WOGI: COMPLETE DENTAL CARE – IT’S YOUR TOOTH

R-8 OUTSTANDING RADIO COVERAGE OF A LOCAL SPORTING EVENT

  • WCTL: BACKYARD BATTLE
  • WEEU: BACKYARD BRAWL
  • KYW-AM: KYW NEWSRADIO’S UNITY CUP BROADCAST

R-9 OUTSTANDING LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY/TEAM

  • WKRZ: JEFF + AMANDA – JEFF WALKER + AMANDA GREENE AFTERNOONS – 98.KRZ
  • WEEU: MORNINGS WITH MIKE
  • WTDY-FM: COOP & CASEY ON 96.5 TDY

R-10 OUTSTANDING STATION SPONSORED EVENT

  • WRVV-FM – 0.5k
  • 7 MOUNTAINS MEDIA: FRANKSGIVING
  • KYW-AM: GAMECHANGERS: RECOGNIZING PEOPLE UPLIFTING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

JUDGES’ MERIT – RADIO

  • WVYC: THIS IS A RADIO DRAMA PRESENTED BY THE YCP COLLEGE THEATER DEPT AND WVYC
  • WQSU: ON AIR PLEDGE DRIVE
  • WEEU: HOLIDAY HAPPINESS SHOW
  • WMGK: 30 DAYS OF DEBBI

TV Winners

T-1 OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

  • WHTM: DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: BEYOIND THE SKY AND INTO THE CLASSROOM
  • WNEP: LESSONS ON LIVING FROM THE DYING
  • WTAE: WATE DIGITAL

T-2 OUTSTANDING TELEVISION PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT/CONTEST

  • WICU: SHATTERED FAITH PROMO
  • WTAE: PROJECT COMMUNITY – PARKLAND TO PITTSBURGH

T-3 OUTSTANDING TELEVISION PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

  • WTAJ: YEAR IN REVIEW
  • WVYC: YORK COUNTY FOOD BANK
  • WLVT: NETA RED BILLBOARD

T-4 OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY/REPORT/SERIES (IN THE BLUE CATEGETORY THERE WERE 75 ENTRIES, THEREFORE MULTIPLE WINNERS WERE ALLOWED)

  • WNEP: SPEARHEAD: THE HEROIC STORY OF A WWII VETERAN
  • WHTM: THESE ARE COMFORTERS
  • VIA PUBLIC MEDIA: GLYNN LUNNEY – SEGMENT FOR STATE OF PA
  • WHP: ERIC’S STORY
  • WPMT: STEP INSIDE PENNSYLVANIA’S ONLY PRISON BOOT CAMP
  • WBRE/WYOU: INSPIRATION LIZZIE
  • WPMT: FOX43 FOCAL POINT: DIABETES
  • WFMZ: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE A SWING AT DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THEIR FRIEND
  • WICU: SHATTERED FAITH
  • WFMZ: 97-YEAR OLD WWII VET ACCEPTS FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOR
  • WPHL: WEEKEND PHILLER: INTERVIEW WITH AN ASTRONAUT
  • WTAE: TRANSFORMING PITTSBURGH

T-5 OUTSTANDING TELEVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM/PROGRAM SERIES

  • WOLF-TV: CLOSER LOOK WITH KATIE BYRNE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA
  • WQED-TV: HOMECOMING: SGT. HAMILTON’S LONG JOURNEY

T-6 OUTSTANDING TELEVISION SPOT NEWS

  • WNEP: FIRE AT POCONO MANOR
  • WCAU: FAMILY TRAGEDY

T-7 OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS REPORT

  • WHP: WEATHER WARN DAY
  • WCAU: REFINERY EXPLOSION

T-8 OUTSTANDING TELEVISION COVERAGE OF A LOCAL SPORTING EVENT

  • WTAJ: SPORTSBEAT
  • WPMT: PENN STATE COTTON BOWL CHAMPS
  • WOLF: FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS
  • WTAE: BLACK AND GOLD PRIMETIME

T-9 OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

  • WBRE/WYOU: PAHOMEPAGE.COM: EYEWITNESS NEWS PRESENTS “HIDDEN HISTORY: HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH” 2019
  • WGAL: JUVENILE LIFERS: THE LONG ROAD TO REDEMPTION
  • WPXI: DOCUMENTARY – REMEMBERING FLIGHT 426

T-10 OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE STORY/REPORT/SERIES

  • WTAJ: PIAZZA – DEATH FROM FRATERNITY HAZING
  • WPMT: FOX43 REVEALS: HOW HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PAIN PILLS FLOODED LOCAL PHARMACIES
  • WHTM: STOPPING A SCHOOL SHOOTING
  • WLVT: STOP THE VIOLENCE PART 2
  • WTAE: RECALLED CARS FOR SALE

JUDGES’ MERIT – TELEVISION

  • WOLF: WHERE TO WED
  • WGAL: CHRONICLE: GIFT OF SIGHT
  • WQED-TV: FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
  • WPHL: WEEKEND PHILLER EPISODE 408
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