Fever 104 FM and Radio Mango nominated in 2 categories each; Radio Mirchi and My FM too get one nomination each.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 17, 2011
New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards, honoring “The World’s Best Radio Programs™,” announced the 2011 Radio Awards Finalists. This year’s Grand Jury selected 183 entries from 26 countries as Finalists. Each year, NYF’s Radio Awards competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the world.
The following prominent international companies took the lead in the preliminary judging round: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with 19 Finalists; RTE Ireland, with 15 Finalists; Australian Broadcasting Corporation with 10 Finalists; Reliance Broadcast Network India with 8 Finalists; and BBC with 6 Finalists. In addition, both TBI Media Ltd England and GMG United Kingdom were each honored with 5 Finalists. All Radio Finalists will go on to the second round of judging to determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners.
The finalists tally from India is as below:
|Heroes||92.7 Big FM||Big Mumbaikar|
|Sports Promotion||92.7 Big FM||India Khele!|
|Public Service Announcement||92.7 Big FM||Hindostaan|
|Public Service Announcement||92.7 Big FM||Short Songs|
|Green Promotion||92.7 Big FM||Green Durga Pooja|
|Program ID||92.7 Big FM||Hello 927|
|Station Promotion||92.7 Big FM||RAIN|
|Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program||92.7 Big FM||No Tension|
|Best Sound||Fever 104 FM||Fever Radio Ramayan|
|Best Editing||Fever 104 FM||Fever Radio Ramayan|
|Best Special Event||Radio Mango||World Aids Day|
|Station ID||94.3 MY FM||Jiyo Dil Se Jingles|
|Best Personality: Local Market||Radio Mango||Raghu|
|Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program||Radio Mirchi 98.3FM||Mirchi Murga|
2011 Finalists include: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for “Pakistan Floods - Baby Benazir”; BBC Radio 2 England, for “To Kill a Mocking Bird at 50”; Ben Manilla Productions Inc. USA, for “Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy - The Radio Special”; CBS Television Distribution, USA for “ET Beth Holloway Exclusive”; ESPN Bristol USA, for “ESPN: Scared Straight”; KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), Republic of South Korea, for “Korea, China, Japan - A Story of Three Nations”; Radio Mango India, for “World Aids Day”; Radio Mitre S.A Argentina, for “Radio X”; RTE Radio 1 Ireland for “The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney”; Sirius XM Radio, USA for “The History of Howard Stern Act IV”; Showtime USA, for “Nurse Jackie”; Ten Alps Radio England, for “John Lennon: The New York Years”; and Wise Buddha Creative England, for “Jagger's Jukebox”.
New York Festivals continually adapts its categories to mirror worldwide programming trends in the broadcast industry. This year three outstanding entries were honored in the newly launched Heroes category: Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. for their entry, “We are all Laila,” Radio Netherlands Worldwide, for their entry “A Mother's Hope,” and Reliance Broadcast Network Limited for their entry “Big Mumbaikar.” This new category recognizes stories of ordinary people whose acts of heroism or advocacies have touched the lives of people and set an example for others to follow. Reliance Broadcast Network Limited was recognized as a Finalist for their entry “Green Durga Pooja” in the recently added Green Promotion category. Their entries “Short Songs” and “Hindostaan” also received Finalist status in the new PSA category.
Trophy winners will be honored at a gala awards ceremony to be held on Monday, June 20th at the Manhattan Penthouse located at 80 Fifth Avenue (at 14th St and Union Square).
All entries were judged by the NYF Radio Program & Promotion Awards Grand Jury, consisting of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe. The jury represents the most recognizable voices and experienced programming producers in the medium of radio.
Each entry is judged on its own merits. All entries are judged on their production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium. Each jury member listens to and scores entries via the NYF online judging website.