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India secures 18 finalists at NYF 2013 Radio Awards

BIG FM leads with 7 shortlists followed by Radio Mirchi and Fever FM with 3 nominations each

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 14, 2013

New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promos Awards announced the Finalists for The World’s Best Radio Programs. The competition, which received submissions from 36 countries, honours the most innovative work in radio broadcasting. The 2013 Grand Jury selected 233 entries as Finalists. All Radio Finalists go on to the medal round of judging to determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation saw 19 entries moving on to the medal round, followed by RTE Ireland with 14 and TBI Media United Kingdom with 8 entries moving forward. Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, 100-102 Today’s FM Ireland, and BBC UK were each honoured with 7 Finalists.

ESPN USA, Radio Television Hong Kong, and Real and Smooth Radio United Kingdom each had 6 entries achieve Finalist status. Wise Buddah Creative United Kingdom saw 5 entries moving forward as Finalist.

The following companies each had 3 entries moving on to the medals round: Wise Buddha Jingles & Music Imaging Ltd.; O’Reilly Television Inc. Canada;  British Forces Broadcasting Service England;  Radio France; Fever 104 FM India;  Radio Mirchi 98.3FM India;  Radio Netherlands Worldwide; GMG Radio United Kingdom; Ben Manilla Productions, Inc. USA; New York Philharmonic USA; and Sirius XM Radio USA. To view the complete list of 2013 Radio Finalists visit: Finalists.

Finalists from India:

Category

Title

Entrant

Best Human Interest Story Sharad Ki Madad - Main Bharat ka Rashtrapati Chunaav Ladna Chahata hoon ! - The day a common man wanted to stand for the Indian Presidential election. HT Media Ltd.
Best Music Special Keri On (Go Mango) MY FM
Best Music Special Red Raas South Asia FM Ltd.
Best Narration B60 - Raghuvir Yadav Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program Vellarikkapattanam Radio Mango 91.9
Best Sound Radio City Acapella Jingle Music Broadcast Pvt Ltd
Best Special Event Borderless Radio MY FM
Community Service HIV Patient Ravi calls Fever for Help: Kya HIV +ve Ravi ko Dilli me Ghar mil paayega? HT Media Ltd.
Community Service B 20 Green Ganesha Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
Human Relations Mission Rihayee - Campaign that helped release a prisoner HT Media Ltd.
Religious Programs B29 Vaishno Mata Ki Katha Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
Social Issues Hi Delhi - Dilli Meri Hai (Delhi is Mine) Radio Mirchi 98.3FM
Social Issues Dilli Meri Hai (Delhi Is Mine) Radio Mirchi 98.3FM
Social Issues Kudiyaan Di Lodi Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
Station ID Republic Day Jingle Integration Radio Mirchi 98.3FM
Station ID Station ID Accepella Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd
Station ID B88 Early Morning Jingle Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
Station ID B88 Afternoon Jingle Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

NYF Radio Awards Grand Jury member Stefan Frech, host NDR2 & hr3, Germany, said, “We had wonderful entries from all over the world. What is fascinating is that more and more radiomaniacs concentrate on very difficult and serious topics. They represent not only outstanding radio crafts but also braveness and great journalism. Obviously radio is not only games ’n gags!”

This year the competition launched several new categories to honour the exceptional work created by the radio community. Finalists included: “Bob Edwards Talks with Children’s Book Author Jack Gantos” Sirius XM Radio USA (Best Interview); “The Thistle & Shamrock” Fiona Ritchie Productions Scotland (Best Interview) and Ciarán Hinds for “The Dreaming of Roger Casement by Patrick Mason” RTE Radio 1 Ireland (Best Performance by an Actor). Other new categories with Finalists included Social Issues, Current Affairs, and Student Drama.

In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), New York Festivals established the United Nations Awards in 1990 to honour radio programmes that best exemplify the aims and ideals of the UN. Finalists in the 2013 Radio Awards who meet these criteria will be judged by a panel convened by the United Nations to select the Gold, Silver and Bronze UNDPI Award winners.

Entries are judged on 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.

The 2013 competition will celebrate the World’s Best Radio Programs & Promos on June 17 at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

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