For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

WXXI-TV’S Homework Hotline BRINGS HOME A NEW YORK STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

(Rochester, NY) July 7, 2006 Homework Hotline, WXXI-TV’s live, statewide homework-help show, received the award for best program or series designed for children from the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA). WXXI’s Vice President of Television Elissa Orlando accepted the award at the 41st Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting on Lake George in Bolton Landing on June 27, 2006. This is the sixth award Homework Hotline has garnered from NYSBA in this category.

Geared to children in grades five through 12, Homework Hotline provides the tools students need to succeed with homework and supports academic achievement across a variety of New York State Learning Standards. The program is produced in partnership with the New York City and Rochester Dial-A-Teacher programs, which staff phone banks across the state enabling children to call in for homework help. Selected students have their homework problems worked out live on the air by Homework Hotline teachers/hosts who are experts in math and science. Homework Hotline airs on public television throughout New York State during the school year, and in Rochester, airs Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11). Homework Hotline is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and New York State United Teachers.

The NYSBA’s Annual Awards Competition encourages professional performance and recognizes outstanding achievement among NYSBA member radio and TV stations in our state.

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