Press Release


Secaucus, N.J., July 20, 2011  - The winners of The 2011 Communicator Awards were recently announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Positive Sounds is a weekly Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Radio Program hosted by Bob Taylor. It earned an Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the Radio Programs Category. 

Positive Sounds airs on WTBQ. This program quickly achieved the number one position with Men 18-34 years old and ranked number two with Women 25-54 years old in the Newburgh-Middletown, New York market.

With thousands of entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive competition honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines. They are dedicated to embracing progress in the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including:  Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent ,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art , Tribal DDB, Victoria ’s Secret, Wired, Yahoo!, and many others. 

“Having the ability to program music that encourages the lives of people with the message of God’s love is a blessing to all who are touched by it,” said Bob Taylor, host and programmer of Positive Sounds. “The goal is to remind New York area listeners that God is on their side, and loves them no matter how bad things seem to be in their lives. I am blessed by the opportunity that WTBQ has given me to create this program, and feel fortunate to record and edit at the facilities of the Max Radio Network. The ratings success is proof of God’s favor in action.”

“We’re happy that Positive Sounds has won this prestigious award. The message heard in the songs adds a real encouraging sound to our programming,” said Frank Truatt, President of WTBQ. “At WTBQ, we’re about quality, and Positive Sounds has exceeded our expectations. We embrace our relationship with the Max Radio Network.”


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