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India bags 45 shortlists at 2018 New York Festivals Radio Awards

Radio City and Fever 104 FM lead the Indian tally with eight finalists each closely followed by Radio Mirchi with seven finalists

A record 45 entries from India advanced to the finalist level this year at the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.

Radio City and Fever 104 FM secured eight finalists each closely followed by Radio Mirchi with seven finalists.

Sun TV Network’s FM stations bagged 8 finalists including five by South Asia FM, and one each by Kal Radio, Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting and Digital Radio (Mumbai) Broadcasting.

Radio Delhi secured four finalists followed by three each by Club FM, DB Corp and two shortlists by Radio Mango. One entry each from Radio One and Ishq FM advanced to the finalist level.

List of Indian finalists:

Category

Title

Entrant

Best Innovation

Vinodinde Prathikaram ( Vinod's revenge)

Club FM

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Kuzhi Map ( Pot holes Map)

Club FM

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Dim Light

Club FM

Best Human Interest Story

Ek Thi Dayan

DB Corp Ltd - Radio Division

Health/Medical

Maango Haq Se

DB corp Ltd - Radio Division

Best Public Affairs Program

Pagal Radio

DB Corp Ltd - Radio Divison

Best Innovation

Morning No.1- The Headphone Show

Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting Limited

Best Human Interest Story

Mumbai Khadde Mein

Digital Radio (Mumbai) Broadcasting Ltd

Best Comedy Special

Mirchi Murga

ENIL

Best Comedy/Humor Personality: Local Market

RJ Naved

ENIL

Best Talk/Interview Special

Medical Scam Expose'

ENIL

Best Audio Book - Fiction

Whispering in the Dark

ENIL: Mirchi 98.3 Kolkata

Best Audio Book - Fiction

Eksringa Abhiyan: Adventure of the One-Horned Peak

ENIL: Mirchi 98.3 Kolkata

Best Talk/Interview Special

Hi Kolkata

ENIL: Mirchi 98.3 Kolkata

Best Sound

Jai Bajrangi

Fever 104 FM

Community Service

Fever's Traffic Initiative with Dorris Francis who fights cancer battle

Fever 104 FM

Best Human Interest Story

Freedom from Guilt - Real confessions of Tihar jail life sentenced prisoners to victim's kin

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Community Service

Fever Voice of Change - Indian Radio's biggest CSR initiative

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Health/Medical

Not My Fault - A World Aids Day initiative for HIV+ children

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Religious Programs

Jai Bajrangi

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Social Issues

Bharat Ke Veer When radio raised funds for Indian Armed Forces Martyrs

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Social Issues

Fever Voice of Change - Radio's tribute to the men in uniform

Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd.

Best Digital Special Event

Free To Love

Ishq 104.8 Fm

Best Radio Personality: Local Market

Disha Oberoi

KAL Radio Limited

Community Service

Dilli Vs Crime

Music Broadcast Limited

Heroes

Resilience After Self Immolation to Change the World

Music Broadcast Ltd

Community Service

Diwali Ek Rupaye wali

Music Broadcast Ltd. (Radio City 91.1)

Heroes

Nikita ki Kahani

Music Broadcast Ltd. (Radio City 91.1)

Best Human Interest Story

Radio One - Sydney to Ganges

Next Radio Ltd

Best Original Music

Celebrating Emotions of The Nation

Radio City

Best Sound

Rag Rag 2.0 (Kaano Se Dekho City)

Radio City

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Rag Rag 2.0 (Kaano Se Dekho City)

Radio City

Station ID

Celebrating The Emotions of The Nation

Radio City

Program ID

Bitiya Rani

Radio- Delhi

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Bura Maano Holi Hai

RADIO- DELHI

Station ID

Children's Day

Radio- Delhi

Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program

Vellirika patanam

radio mango

Station ID

Indian Footboard League Jingle

Radio Mango

Best Mini Series

Aaj Bhi Sare Jahan Se Achcha

Radio Mirchi

Public Service Announcement Promotion

Pradyuman Open Letter

Radio-Delhi

Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story

V Ritual

South Asia FM Limited

Best Human Interest Story

Unhappy and Gay

South Asia FM Limited

Best Two Way Telephone Talk/Interview Show

Hashtag Me too

South Asia FM Limited

Community Service

Ek Devaki Aisi Bhi

South Asia FM Limited

Green Promotion

Red FM Bhopal Kabaad Se Jugaad

South Asia FM Limited

 

World-wide since 1982, New York Festivals Radio Program Awards honours the World’s Best Radio Programs, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe. 

NYF’s Grand Jury selected 353 Finalists from entries submitted from 31 countries worldwide. Entries were judged by the 2018 Grand Jury on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. All entries achieving Finalist status proceed to the trophy round. 

“From audio books, podcasts, and sound art to documentaries, drama, and breaking news,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of New York Festivals Radio Program Awards. “The international Grand Jury members once again selected Finalists whose content exhibited creativity and innovation.” 

Click here to view the complete list of 2018 Radio Program Awards Finalists. 

New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs will celebrate 2018’s award-winners on June 18 at the annual 2018 awards ceremony taking place at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

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