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India secures 33 shortlists at 2017 NYF Radio Program Awards

RBNL’s Big FM is leading the charge with 9 shortlists followed by Radio Mirchi and Radio City securing 5 shortlists each

The New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards has announced the 2017 Finalists where India has secured 33 shortlists. Among Indian finalists, RBNL’s Big FM is leading the charge with 9 shortlists followed by Radio Mirchi and Radio City securing 5 shortlists each. My FM from DB Corp and Red FM have secured 4 shortlists each while HT Media’s 3 entries have made it to the finalists this year.

List of Indian finalists:

Category

Title

Entrant

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Note The Point

Club FM

Best Public Affairs Program

Ek Rakhi Fauji ke Naam

DB Corp Ltd - Radio Division

Best Public Affairs Program

Jaye to Jayein kahan

DB Corp Ltd - Radio Division

Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program

Silver Jubilee

DB Corp Ltd - Radio division

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Anti Corruption Day

DB Corp Ltd - Radio division

Best Information/News Talk Show

Morning No.1 with Raunac

Digital Radio (Delhi) Broadcasting Limited

Best Editing

Kya Woh Sach Tha

HT Media Ltd.

Community Service

Run Satish Run - A journey to get back a lost limb

HT Media Ltd.

Health/Medical

Green Corridor

HT Media Ltd.

Best Information/News Talk Show

Morning No.1- Happy New Year

KAL Radio Limited

Best Radio Personality: Local Market

RJ Disha Oberoi

KAL Radio Limited

Best Special Event

Radiocity Blockbuster Katha

Music Broadcast Ltd

Educational

Radio City Candy Class

Music Broadcast Ltd

Best Human Interest Story

Ye Hai Meri Kahaani

Music Broadcast Ltd

Station ID

Rag Rag Main Stationality

Music Broadcast Ltd

Station Promotion

Rag Rag Main Stationality

Music Broadcast Ltd

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Women's Day

Radio Mango 91.9

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Election Campaign

Radio Mango 91.9

Best Audio Book - Fiction

Ha Ja Ba Ra La

Radio Mirchi

Best Human Interest Story

Help Dorris

Radio Mirchi

Best Innovation

Mone Achhe Tor

Radio Mirchi

Best Two Way Telephone Talk/Interview Show

Hi Kolkata - Telephone Talk

Radio Mirchi

Public Service Announcement Promotion

5 Years of Nirbhaya

Radio Mirchi

Best Announcer Presentation

Suhaana Safar With Annu Kapoor

RBNL

Best Comedy Special

Actor Calling Actor

RBNL

Best Music Special

Benadryl Big Golden Voice Season 4

RBNL

Best Radio Personality: Network/Syndicated

Lamhe with Mantra

RBNL

Program ID

B-100-Program ID-Entry 1-Monsoon Song

RBNL

Best Radio Personality: Local Market

NYF Awards Category B63- RJ Siddharth

RBNL

Climate Change & Sustainability

NYF Awards Category B23 - Paani Pohochao

RBNL

Station ID

NYF Awards Category B104- Station Id Ganesha

RBNL

Station ID

NYF Awards Category B104- Jagmag Diwali

RBNL

Best Two Way Telephone Talk/Interview Show

Women Diaries

South Asia FM Limited

 

NYF’s Grand Jury selected 336 Finalists from entries submitted from 32 countries worldwide including such far-reaching countries from Afghanistan to Namibia. Entries were judged by the 2017 Grand Jury on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. All entries achieving Finalist status proceed to the medal round.

RTÉ Ireland dominated this year’s competition with an impressive 47 entries moving on to the medal round. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation saw a robust 30 entries move forward and TBI Media was a strong force with 15 entries achieving Finalist status. Radio New Zealand saw 10 entries move forward and Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, India saw 9.

2017’s Radio Program Awards competition marked a year of exceptional storytelling submitted from the around the globe and showcased the depth and breadth of radio today by expanding the theater of the mind,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of New York Festivals Radio Program Awards.

Documentaries led the way, showcasing stories with a distinctive voice and a riveting point of view. Finalists include: “Kicking The Bucket” RTÉ Ireland /Documentary on One; “Mrs. Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano” RTÉ lyric fm; “The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away” TBI Media UK; “George Carlin - A Life in Comedy” SiriusXM USA; “The Untold Story of the SBS Broadcaster who died on 9/11” SBS Australia; “Blue Canvas : The Artist Miles Davis” Freewheel Productions /BBC UK; “David Bowie: Verbatim” Zinc Media UK; “Nonsense Melancholia” Radio France; “Conspiracy Against Nisman: The Case That Never Dies“ RADIO MITRE S.A.  Argentina; “Madly Musical” Radio Television Hong Kong; “Wilde Stories” Athena Media Ireland; “Street Violence: City of Lost Hearts” Radio Rivadavia Argentina: “Where The Walls Have Ears - Listening in to Anna Akhmatova” Robin Ravlich/ABC Radio National Australia; “Cultural Mindshift: Full Spectrum Sustainability and Resilience” Bioneers USA; and “Inside the National Recording Registry” Ben Manilla Productions USA.

Drama Specials showcased compelling stories from around the globe.  Finalists include: “I, Robot” BBC Radio 4 UK; “Merry-go-round [In times like these]” Radio Romania; “Robin of Sherwood - The Knights of The Apocalypse” Spiteful Puppet Entertainment UK; “The Neverending Story” Swedish Radio / Youth Radio Drama Sweden; “Flight Risk by Kevin Brew with Ellie Kisyombe” Drama on One RTÉ Ireland; and “Black and Blue” Corporation For Independent Media /BBC  USA.

Entries into Best Talk/ Interview Special category moved forward: “100 Women - The Interviews” BBC World Service UK; “Sitrep Iraq Enquiry Special” BFBS Radio UK; “The Kalb Report” The George Washington University USA; “I’m Unfaithful” Danish Broadcasting Corporation Denmark; and “Ideas” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

From classical to jazz and in between, captivating Music Specials advanced:” American Jazz: Tribute to Genius” University of Maryland University College (UMUC) & George Washington University; “Celebrating the 175th Anniversary Season” New York Philharmonic USA; “Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert” JAZZ.FM91 Canada; “Celebrating 30 Years: U2 - The Joshua Tree” Andy Wells Media  Australia; and “Bill Nighy's Record Collection: Restored” TBI Media UK.

Audio Books are one of the fasting growing segments in publishing and spoken word entertainment entries thrived this year. Finalists include: “Baker's End: Gobbleknoll Hall” Bafflegab Productions UK; “Opera In the Dark; La Boheme, a World Premiere of Barrier-free Opera for Visually Impaired People” KNN Republic of South Korea; “Ha Ja Ba Ra La” Radio Mirchi India; “Alligator Pie” Soulpepper Canada; “So, Anyway...” Penguin Random House UK; “Eating Smoke” Radio Television Hong Kong; and “Painting in the Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist” SueMedia Productions USA.

New York Festivals, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information, established the United Nations Awards in 1990 to honor programs highlighting global concerns of interest to the UN. This coveted award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideas and goals of the United Nations.

The World’s Best Radio Programs at the 2017 awards ceremony will be held on June 19 at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

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