> The Creative Services Department of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has> been awarded two first place honors for Television Commercial> Production and Public Service Announcement in the 2003 New York State> Broadcasters Association Awards. The awards were presented at a> ceremony in Lake George, New York on June 22, 2004.>> The New York State Broadcasters Association conducted its 39th Annual> Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Sagamore Resort Hotel.>> WCAX-TV Head writer Thea Dion and Writer/Producer Eric Ford accepted> the awards from CBS Anchor Dan Rather. WCAX-TV was awarded first> place in the Television Commercial category for Johnny Danger, a spot> for Lenny’s Shoes, written and produced by Eric Ford. First place in> the Television Public Service category was awarded to Bop ‘Til You> Drop, a public service announcement for the Sara Holbrook Community> Center, written and produced by Thea Dion. Bruce Babbitt served as> Art Director and Dan Burke served as videographer/editor on both> projects.>> This competition encourages professional performance and recognizes> outstanding achievement among radio and television stations serving> New York, and all stations in the state are urged to submit entries.> WCAX-TV serves the Burlington, Vermont-Plattsburgh, New York> television market. Stations compete based upon market size.>> “I’m especially proud of the creative team and thankful that they have> been recognized by the News York State Broadcasters Association for> the second year in a row,” said Creative Services Director Jim> Strader. “Their creativity, teamwork, and desire to consistently> deliver the best shows everyday, but I am happy to see them recognized> and honored again.”>> Earlier this year, WCAX-TV’s Creative Services Department was> presented similar awards in the commercial, public service, and> promotional categories in competition of the Vermont Association of> Broadcasters, in Montpelier, Vermont.>> WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vermont, and is locally> owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.