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WAMC wins three awards from New York State Broadcasters Association

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio has received three honors in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 57th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting competition.

WAMC was honored for Spot News, for “Shootout Rattles Saratoga Springs,” Sports Coverage, for “2022 Meet Kicks off at Saratoga Race Course,” and Election Coverage, “For NY-19 Special Election Features Two County Executives.” 

WAMC will officially receive the honors during a regional luncheon in September. 

“These honors prove yet again what our listeners just demonstrated during our successful $1 million June Fund Drive: WAMC’s newsroom produces high-quality journalism that the audience relies on,” said interim WAMC CEO Stacey Rosenberry. “We are excited to keep up the good work.”

“On behalf of everyone in the newsroom, we are grateful to the New York State Broadcasters Association for recognizing our hard work over the past year,” added WAMC News Director Ian Pickus. “It’s especially gratifying to win awards in a wide range of categories.”

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a non-commercial, public radio station and nonprofit organization that presents award-winning news and cultural programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WAMC’s listening area reaches parts of seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire; as well as parts of Canada. With over 400,000 monthly listeners, WAMC ranks among the most-listened-to public radio stations in the United States. WAMC is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. For more information on WAMC, please visit or call 518.465.5233.

WAMC-FM 90.3 FM, Albany, NY; WAMC 1400 AM, Albany, NY; WAMK 90.9 FM, Kingston, NY; WOSR 91.7 FM, Middletown, NY; WCEL 91.9 FM, Plattsburgh, NY; WCAN 93.3 FM, Canajoharie, NY; WANC 103.9 FM, Ticonderoga, NY; WRUN 90.3 FM, Remsen-Utica, NY; WAMQ 105.1 FM, Great Barrington, MA; WANZ 90.1 FM, Stamford, NY; WANR 88.5 FM, Brewster, NY; WQQQ 103.3FM Sharon, CT; 103.9 FM Beacon, NY; 97.3 FM, Cooperstown, NY; 106.3 FM Dover Plains, NY; 96.5 FM Ellenville, NY; 102.1 FM Highland, NY; 97.1 FM Hudson, NY; 88.7 FM Lake Placid, NY; 106.3 FM Middletown, NY; 90.9 FM Milford, PA; 107.7 FM Newburgh, NY; 90.1 FM Oneonta, NY; 99.3 FM Oneonta, NY; 95.9 FM Peekskill, NY; 93.1 FM Rensselaer-Troy, NY; 92.9 FM Scotia, NY, 107.1 FM Warwick, NY, and online at,,, and

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‘The Dan’ Makes Its Debut in Downtown Tampa This Spring

1920s-Inspired Restaurant Opens this Spring with Soulful Gulf Coast Cuisine & Unique Handcrafted Cocktails

‘The Dan’ Makes Its Debut in Downtown Tampa This Spring
Interior dining room at The Dan, in downtown Tampa, FL.

The Dan (formerly known as the Sapphire Lounge) opened its doors in Downtown Tampa, inside the historic Floridan Palace Hotel, this spring. The Dan is a modern fusion of Gulf Coast cuisine and old-school speakeasies. The menu can be described as “Gulf coastal with soul” and highlights both local ingredients and classic dishes, balancing current with the familiar. A variety of raw oysters, steaks, and local seafood is also featured alongside a historically-inspired cocktail program. 

“We’re thrilled to bring a unique dining experience to NoDo, an epicenter of culture and nightlife in downtown Tampa. Our team has worked hard to create an environment unlike any other, and we’re excited to share it with Tampa Bay locals and hotel guests alike,” says Crystal Rivera, General Manager of Floridan Palace Hotel. 

At the bar, guests can find specialty libations such as the Green Door, So We Beat On, and Bourbon Street Blues. The cocktail menu also features timeless cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni, Espresso Martini, and Sazerac. The Dan provides guests with a cotton candy treat when the check is dropped as a sweet send off. It also serves as garnish for The Dan’s signature Champagne Cocktail

foBT Hospitality, a restaurant consulting firm based in New York City, is responsible for the reimagined concept at the historic hotel. The Dan serves dinner seven days a week, weekday lunch, and will soon offer weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Interior lighting is soft and the music played is a lively 1920s jazz tune with a familiar beat.

“The renovation set out to create a captivating experience that celebrates the 1920s’ era and the spirit of the building’s origination,” says Christina Kirkpatrick, Senior Designer at Jacki Arena Interiors. “It features a fully refurbished historic bar, new floor, wall, and ceiling finishes. All new furniture including custom lounge-style banquettes with beautiful tufting and integrated lights that will span the entire distance of both window walls. A special ceiling feature along the center of the space highlights new seating zones in the restaurant’s new layout. Along the perimeter, there are new glamorous light fixtures to add liveliness and luster to the space.”

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THE DAN: Settled in Downtown Tampa at the historic Floridan Palace Hotel, The Dan is a modern fusion of Gulf Coast cuisine and old-school speakeasies. The Dan serves dinner seven days a week, weekday lunch, and weekend brunch. The restaurant is located 905 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 – entrance on Cass St.

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Sarah Tromley Introduces the World to ‘Rexford’ and Her New Track ‘One Horse Town’

Born of heart and soul, Sarah ushers in a new image and new music to match with the arrival of her anticipated single. Exploring the ins and outs of life, Rexford narrates her exciting journey within an intimate lens of connectedness and bare emotion.

Today, Sarah Tomley lets the world know that ‘things are different now’ as she dives headfirst into the complexities of real life, the burdens of love and the joy of metamorphosis. Introducing fans to her elevated persona, “Rexford”. The emergence of Rexford marks a moment in Sarah’s career where she is pulling from deep within. Writing from a space of truth and raw power in order to share the fullness of her entire world with fans.

Marrying the essence of then and the spirit of now, Rexford isn’t running away from the moments that shaped her but embracing the scars that made her. Rising from the bricks and rubble of broken structures to being present in this current state of “home”. Rexford is a symbolic representation of the place that allowed her to grow.

In this artistic rebirth emerges “One Horse Town”, which is her newest release out on all platforms today. Co-written and produced by “Twin Shadow”, the track is about releasing the things that you’ve outgrown yet empathetically understanding the purpose it had in your journey.

Rexford’s work will encompass an ethereal display of imperfect beauty as it swells with waves of realness and relatability. The music is a dialogue of risk-takers having a human experience in a world that values “stuff” over “soul”. 

“I think this new journey is really a polaroid of feelings rather than an image of glamour. The evolution of this awakened version has helped me to heal my inner child and get back to the core of me,” as Sarah reflects on “Rexford”.

“Rexford” breathes new life into Sarah’s artistry. An inalienable piece of what has always been there just hidden under the dust of this world’s expectations. This exciting chapter will drag you out of the middle of that “one-horse town” of shackled uncertainty and into a universe of cathartic release.  


Sarah Tromley is a native Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter and actress based in Los Angeles. A multi-hyphenate artist whose work is layered with experiences that inform her creative process with both clarity and depth. Sarah has worked with industry heavy hitters responsible for the projects of Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator and the late Mac Miller. She is changing the game as an artist on the rise.


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