BIG FM leads with 5 nominations followed by Red FM and Radio Mango with 2 shortlists each
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 15, 2012
TheÂ New York FestivalsÂŽ Radio Program & Promotion Awards, recognizing the Worldâs Best Radio Programsâ˘, has announced theÂ FinalistsÂ for the 2012 Radio Awards. Among the finalists from across the world, 13 finalists are from India where BIG FM leads with 5 nominations followed by Red FM and Radio Mango with 2 shortlists each. Suryan FM, Fever 104 FM, Club FM and 94.3 MY FM have managed to get one nomination each.
|Best Human Interest Story||News Reports/Features||94.3 MY FM||Ek Rupiya Abhiyaan|
|Community Service||Information/Documentary||Red FM - Bengaluru||Ondhu Chance|
|Best Comedy/Humor Personality: Local Market||On-Air Talent||Red FM||RJ Raunac|
|Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program||Entertainment||Suryan FM||Silly Fellow|
|Best Sound||Craft & Technique||Fever 104 FM||Fever Prastuti Gandhi|
|Public Service Announcement Promotion||Promotion Spots, Opens & IDs||92. 7 BIG FM||Rosy Massage Parlour|
|Station Id||Promotion Spots, Opens & IDs||92. 7 BIG FM||Morning Station Id|
|Best Radio Personality: Local Market||On-Air Talent||Radio Mango 91.9||Raghu|
|Best Sound||Craft & Technique||Radio Mango 91.9||Mimicry Jingle|
|Best Special Event||Entertainment||92. 7 BIG FM||Rosy Massage Parlour|
|Best Sound||Craft & Technique||92. 7 BIG FM||92.7 Big FM Early Morning Jingle|
|Public Service Announcement Promotion||Promotion Spots, Opens & IDs||92. 7 BIG FM||Teena|
|Best Information/News Talk Show||Club FM||It Happens Only In India|
Established in 1982, the competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.Â This yearâs GrandJury selected 196 entries representing 22 countries as Finalists.
The following prominent international companies took the lead in the preliminary judging round:Â RTE Ireland with 22 Finalists; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with 12 Finalists; Australian Broadcasting Corporation 10 Finalists; ESPN USA 8 Finalists; and Radio Netherlands Worldwide with 7 Finalists. American Public Media USA, Reliance Broadcast India, and Wise Buddha Creative UK were each honored with 5 Finalists. In addition, OâReilly Television Inc Canada, Radio Free Asia USA, and TBI Media UK each earned 4 Finalists. All Radio Finalists go on to the medal round of judging to determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners.
Selections from this yearâs Grand Jury Finalists include: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for âA Woman in Berlinâ; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for âThe Currentâ;Â EDI Media Inc for âMuhammad Ali - The Greatestâ; ESPN USA for âE:60 Angel in the Outfieldâ; Fresh Air Production UK forÂ âBeyond Disability: The Adventures of a Blue Badgerâ; Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) for âDialogue in the Darkâ;Â NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) for âChildrenâs Hourâ; Radio France for âClash the Classics! Voltaire's Candideâ; Radio Free Asia USA forÂ âUnification of North Korea: In Search of Answersâ; Radio Mango India for âMimicry Jingleâ; Radio Mitre S.A. Argentina for â10 Years After the Fall of The Presidentâ; RTĂ lyric fm Ireland for âJazz Alley - Louis Armstrong "Pops is Tops!"â; Sirius XM Radio/Howard Stern USA for âSNL on Sternâ; Ten Alps Radio UK for âMr Mojo Risinâ; and Wise Buddah Creative Limited UK for âSatchmo By Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Tapes.â
âI love the truly international nature of the Radio Awards and what excited me this year was the high qualityÂ of entries from countries around the world with thought provoking and often moving content. Foreign language is no barrier to entry to these awards so I was delighted to be able to listen to and appreciate the fine skills of radio producers from many countries,â commentedÂ John MacCalman, NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board, Broadcast Producer/Consultant, Scotland.Â âThe manner in which broadcasters have come to grips with the digital technologicalÂ age never fails to impress.Â The creative talent shone through whether the broadcasting organisations had vast resources or it was just the efforts of a small team.â
âNew York Festivals continually updates the competition with categories attuned to the evolving creative environment in the broadcast community,â said Rose Anderson, Executive Director, New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards. Â âThis yearâsÂ new categories designed to showcase those emerging trends include Program Open, Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program, Best Sports Special, and Best Student Documentary.âÂ Student Documentaries earning Finalist status include: 107 Spark FM, UK for âA Tale of Procrastinationâ and âThe Zombie and Youâ; The Audio Orchard Ireland for âThe Fear of 9/11â; RTE Radio One Ireland for âMy Dad's Depressionâ; and WSOU-FM, USA for âWSOU 25 Years of Metal: Documentary.â
Two categories were launched within the Podcast group: Sports & Recreation, and Culture & The Arts.Â Entries in those categories achieving Finalist status include: BBC WM, UK for their entry âFlaps Podcast - September 2011â in Sports & Recreation; and MBM Digital Inc, Canada for their entry âElectric Pow Wowâ in Culture & The Arts.
Trophy winners will be honored at a gala awards ceremony, to be held on Monday, June 18thÂ at theÂ Manhattan Penthouse, located at 80 Fifth Avenue (14thÂ St and Union Square).
All entries were judged by the NYF Radio Program & Promotion AwardsÂ 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.Â All entries are judged on their production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of medium.Â Each jury member listens to and scores entries via the NYF online judging website.