Second Annual BEMA Award Winners

The second annual Buffalo Excellence in Media (BEMA) awards dinner was held at Salvatore’s on Friday, April 26. There were nearly 250 people from various local media outlets and communications organizations in attendance as winners were announced in 11 categories. Melissa Holmes from WGRZ-TV and Jickster from 97 Rock served as the event emcees.


The winners were as follows:

Radio Personality of the Year Radio Station of the Year
Jud Heussler/WKSE-FM WGRF-FM/97 Rock
Best Use of Social Media Behind the Scenes Maverick
Rob Lucas/STAR 102.5
Mike Mombrea, Jr. /WIVB-TV
TV Personality of the Year TV Station of the Year:
Diana Fairbanks/WIVB-TV
Sales Executive of the Year Backpack Journalist of the Year
Lenny Kostelny/WIVB/WNLO-TV
Ed Drantch/WIVB-TV
Rising Star Award Trailblazer Award
Brittni Smallwood/WIVB-TV
Phil Arno/WBBZ-TV
Pinnacle Award
Eileen Buckley/WBFO-FM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑