Our readers chose the best in Capital Region reporting and entertainment outlets, here are the winners in media:
Best Radio Station
Our readers spoke loud on this one. WEQX occupies the number one setting on the radio dial.
Best Talk Radio Station
Featuring a wide variety of informational shows, NPR, BBC and the indefatigable, omnipresent Alan Chartock.
Best Radio (Music)
WEQX sparked and sustained interest in alternative music for generations of Capital Region residents. They’ve survived, against the odds, in a shrinking and increasingly corporatized field. We love them for it, and so do you.
Best Radio Personality
Whatta likeable guy – apparently worth not just one but multiple wins!
2ND ALAN CHARTOCK
3RD BRIAN & CHRISSY
Best Radio DJ
JEFF MORAD – WEQX
Jeff is not only king of the airwaves but he’s critically responsible for bolstering the local music scene and attracting the best up-and-coming artists to the area.
2ND JASON KELLER – WEQX
3RD KIM NEATON – WEQX
Best Radio Show
Three hours of spirited political discussion every weekday morning.
2ND HELLO PRETTY CITY
Best TV Station
Your favorite member-supported station.
CHANNEL 13: WNYT
Their beloved on-air team and weather station keep our viewers glued!
Steve knows which way the wind blows – but his most enduring quality is his love for pets and his commitment to finding homes for strays.
2ND BOB KOVACHICK
3RD PAUL CAIANO
Sports? We’ll take your word for it. Score, Roger!
Richard Lovrich once worked there. ‘Nuff said.
2ND THE ALT
3RD THE DAILY GAZETTE
LUKE STODDARD NATHAN
Luke is too busy FOILing an obscure government offshoot to accept this honor. Thanks for reading!
A Capital Region stalwart, his devoted readers have followed his evolution in his column since 2012.
THE ALBANY MADE PODCAST
Albany Public Library
Exploring local history, arts and entertainment and the library’s intersection in the greater community, this clear winner is a growing gem.
Best Arts & Entertainment Coverage
We’re blushing. But seriously, this means everything to us.
Best Political Coverage
Surprised? We were too – we’re just getting started!
2ND (TIE) TIMES UNION, WAMC
Best Local Website
ALL OVER ALBANY
This neighborhood blog helps Albanians better understand and inhabit their city.
3RD THE ALT