Big Frog 104 wins "Best Morning Show" Award

June 17, 2024 by
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UTICA-ROME -- The married morning duo of "Polly Wogg" and "Tadpole" have been named "Best Morning Show" by the New York State Broadcasters Association. The pair will collect their trophy on behalf of Big Frog 104 (WFRG) when the NYSBA holds their 2024 awards luncheons this fall.

NYSBA hasn't released the full list of winners yet, but Polly shared the news in a public Facebook post:

In addition to sharing the big news, Polly thanked listeners for tuning in, and shared a screenshot what appears to be part of the email she received from NYSBA, informing her of the win.

Although NYSBA hasn't released the full list of winners yet, winners are notified so they can clear their calendar to attend the NYSBA awards ceremony. Formerly held as a dinner event in one location statewide each year, NYSBA is hosting seven smaller regional awards luncheons throughout September.

And if you're wondering, like we were -- "wait, didn't Tadpole retire?"

Polly confirms that he in fact did retire, but came back "temporarily" to the station after former co-host Carl Neff left for a new opportunity in November. She said Tad was only planning to keep co-hosting until the spring, but the Townsquare Media station hasn't yet named a permanent replacement co-host.

In the annual NYSBA "Excellence in Broadcasting" competition, entries are judged and awarded in three separate groups. Group #1 is exclusively for New York City media. Group #2 includes Albany, Buffalo, Long Island, Rochester and Syracuse. Group #3 covers the rest of the state, including the Utica-Rome market.

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