WRVO has received scores of awards over the years in recognition of high achievement in news reporting and public affairs programming. In 2011 and 2012 WRVO received the prestigious Steve Flanders Award from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. The Flanders award recognizes one station among all commercial and public radio stations in New York State for excellence as reflected in the number of first place awards received overall in competition with other stations.
WRVO has also received numerous awards from the Syracuse Press Club and the Associated Press Broadcasters Association of New York (see related story by Jeff Rea, SUNY Oswego Office of Public Affairs).
New York State Broadcasters Association Awards, 2012
Best News Special/Documentary
1st Place: WRVO, Joyce Gramza: Transforming Long Term Care in CNY
Best News Series
1st Place: WRVO, Ellen Abbott: Concussions
Special Mention: WRVO, Ryan Morden & Rachel Ward: What to do with Syracuse's unused buildings
1st Place: WRVO, Mark Lavonier: Interview with tabla drum master Ustad Tari Khan
Best Continuing News Coverage
1st Place: WRVO, Ellen Abbott: AIDS at 30: More about teens and less about adults
Best Enterprise Reporting
1st Place: WRVO, Joyce Gramza: Prom, Body Image and Eating Disorders
1st Place: WRVO, Dave Bullard: Maple syrup farming brings a family together
General Excellence In Use Of Medium
1st Place: WRVO, A. Randall Wenner: Remembering The Cardiff Giant
We would also like to thank some of the students that work with us. Their freelance work has proven a valuable part of our newscasts and content.
Best News Story
1st Place: Newhouse School, Matt Johnston: Quilt exhibition educates people about AIDS
Special Mention: Newhouse School, Durrie Bouscaren: WRAP_SouthSudan 7-11 - Durrie Lawrence