CBC Divisions & Personalities Win Big in Cary Magazine’s Annual Awards

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CBC Divisions & Personalities Win Big in Cary Magazine’s Annual Awards

Maggy Awards 2008
Cary Magazine recently announced the winners of the 3rd annual Maggy Awards, the Best of Western Wake.   Several CBC divisions had a place on the list.  Readers sent in their votes in what the magazine called “overwhelming” numbers.

“For 26 years now, WRAL Meteorologist Greg Fishel has learned to not take himself too seriously, and always sparks laughter on and off the set of WRAL’s evening newscast,” read the Maggys.  “For the third consecutive year, Fishel has won the hearts of Cary Magazine readers as the Best Meteorologist.

“’I think people vote for me out of habit because they realize I’m not going away,’ he said with a laugh.”

Maggy AwardsThe Durham Bulls also made a three-peat win, sweeping the three years of the competition as the Best Local Sports Team.

“That’s quite a feat, especially considering the formidable competition on the ballot,” said the Maggys of the Bulls and Best College Football Team & Play-by-Play Announcer winners.  The N.C. State Wolfpack Football Team, which is promoted by CBC’s Wolfpack Sports Marketing, took the football honor.

From the Maggys
When Fishel started at WRAL, he attended a weather conference, and it was there that he learned that the single most important attribute to making it in broadcasting is longevity in one market.

“You hope you become part of the community,” he added. And although it’s impossible to please everyone with the forecast, Fishel said he enjoys making people happy with his weather reports.

It appears longevity is part of the culture at WRAL since Fishel’s colleagues, longtime news anchor David Crabtree and sportscaster Tom Suiter, are also Maggy Award standouts. Channel 5 continues to be the No. 1 TV station among our readers for weather, news and sports coverage.

And the CBC winners are:

SPORTS CATEGORY
Durham Bulls
Best Local Baseball Team
Winner

MEDIA CATEGORY
David Crabtree, WRAL 5
Best TV News Anchor
Winner

Greg Fishel, WRAL 5
Best TV Meteorologist
Winner

Tom Suiter, WRAL 5
Best TV Sportscaster
Winner

WRAL 5
Best TV Station
Winner

Bill Jordan, Mix 101.5
Best Radio Talk Show Host
Honorable Mention

Bill Leslie, WRAL 5
Best TV News Anchor
Honorable Mention

Debra Morgan, WRAL 5
Best TV News Anchor
Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL 5
Best TV Meteorologist
Honorable Mention

Jeff Gravley, WRAL 5
Best TV Sportscaster
Honorable Mention

Mix 101.5
Best Morning Show
Honorable Mention

Mix 101.5
Best Afternoon Drive Show
Honorable Mention

Mix 101.5
Best Radio Station
Honorable Mention

The Maggys Quote NC State Football Coach Tim O’Brien:
“I’ve said since the moment I took this job that Wolfpack fans are the best in the state, and I think this honor is further proof of that,” said first-year NCSU coach Tom O’Brien. “The fans pack the stadium, they wear red and they vote for their team. Because of them, our team has earned this recognition.”

Other winners related to CBC are:

LIFESTYLE CATEGORY
American Tobacco Trail
Lifestyle – Best Place to Ride a Bike

SPORTS CATEGORY
N.C. State
Best College Football
Winner

Kay Yow
Best College Coach
Honorable Mention

N.C. State
Best College Basketball
Honorable Mention

N.C. State
Best Local Baseball Team
Honorable Mention

 

POSTED: January 14, 2008

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