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2011-08-04 11:40:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation making the operation of an AM or FM radio station without a license illegal in the state of New York. Violations will be treated as a "Class A" misdemeanor. The new law gives local law enforcement an important tool to protect consumers and stem the tide of illegal radio operation in New York. David Donovan, president of the New York State Broadcasters Association, applauded the governor's signing:...

2011-06-08 13:44:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) today announced that NBC News Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams will receive the 2011 Broadcaster of the Year award. Williams will accept the honor on June 27th during the Tony Malara Awards Dinner, which will serve as the opening event of the NYSBA's two-day Executive Conference held at the picturesque Sagamore Resort Hotel on Lake George. "Brian Williams isn't just a face and voice...

2011-05-24 16:25:00

ALBANY, N.Y., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) today unveiled its slate of activities for its 49th annual Executive Conference and the schedule surely will not disappoint. More than 350 of the most influential people in New York's media, advertising and broadcasting industries are expected to attend the two-day conference, which will take place June 27-28 at the picturesque Sagamore Resort on Lake George. The event will kick-off Monday...

2011-03-09 17:09:00

ALBANY, N.Y., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph A. Reilly, president of the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA), received multiple honors at the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) State Leadership Conference held Feb. 27-28 in Washington, DC. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/NY62555 ) Reilly, who will step down from his position June 30, 2011 after the 49th Annual Executive Conference following 31 years of service to the broadcasting industry, was...

2010-11-10 10:57:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) announced that longtime President Joseph A. Reilly will step down from his position June 30, 2011, following the 49th Annual Executive Conference. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101110/NY99004 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/NY99004 ) "Our board, management and staff are extremely grateful to Joe for his dedication and untiring...

2010-06-24 15:22:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) announced today it will honor two TV executives -- WABC-TV President and General Manager Rebecca Campbell, and WNBC-TV President and General Manager Tom O'Brien -- and the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission's Chief of Staff, Ira Goldstein for their role in broadcasting AMBER Alerts into 13,000 New York City taxis. They will be honored during lunch on Tuesday, June 29 at the NYSBA's 48th Executive...

2010-06-21 16:23:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Film critic and entertainment reporter Dan DiNicola, political and business leader Percy Sutton, FM radio pioneer Scott Muni, veteran radio broadcaster Jim Roselle, and television news broadcaster Don Alhart comprise the 2010 Hall of Fame announced today by the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA). The nominees, who will be inducted during the Tony Malara Awards Dinner at the NYSBA's 48th Executive Conference slated for Monday, June 28th at...

2010-06-09 10:59:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) announced today that veteran ABC News journalist Charles Gibson will receive the 2010 Broadcaster of the Year award. Gibson, one of the most distinguished journalists in television with more than 40 years of experience, will receive the award at lunch on Tuesday, June 29th during NYSBA's 48th annual Executive Conference held June 28-29 at The Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, NY. "Charles Gibson...

2009-10-06 17:01:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Six of the state's most distinguished broadcasting legends will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association's (NYSBA) Hall of Fame on Thurs., Nov. 12 at The Paley Center for Media, 25 W 52nd Street in New York City. Immortalized at this year's reception, which is slated to start at 5 p.m., will be: celebrated CBS News Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood, legendary CBS radio personality Harry Harrison, longtime WIVB News 4 reporter...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'