Freeman gets top radio award

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Cliff Freeman & Partners, New York, won the $100,000 Radio-Mercury Gold Award Wednesday night for a humorous spot called "Teacher" for Staples Office Products. Nearly 1,000 people attended the New York ceremony, sponsored by the Radio Advertising Bureau and hosted by Dick Clark.

Winners of $20,000 gold awards were:

Paul & Wailt Worldwide, Hollywood (humor category; "The Simpsons-Robert Goulet," for 20th Television);
Houston Effler Herstek Favat, Boston (narrative; "Truth-Sackman," Massachusetts Department of Public Health);
Pomposello, New York (music/sound design; "Back to the Roots," Nickelodeon);
Barnstable Broadcasting, Waltham, Mass. (radio station-produced; "Galaxy Muffler," WGKX, Memphis, Tenn.).

The public service announcement award went to Lord, Dentsu & Partners, New York, for "Answering Machine 2" for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Copyright 1995 Crain Communications Inc.

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