BIG FM wins 4 medals including 1 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze while MY FM and Radio City bag a Gold each. Fever FM gets a Silver medal
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 18, 2013
New York FestivalsÂŽ International Radio Programs & Promos Awards, honoring the Worldâs Best Radio Programs & Promosâ˘, announced its winners Monday, June 17th at the 2013 awards ceremony held at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. The Grand Jury awarded 2 Grand Trophies, one to Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the second to TBI Media UK. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was recognized with the title of Broadcaster of the Year and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year.
India has got seven medals from 18 shortlists including 3 Gold, 3 Silver and one Bronze medal while eleven finalists were awarded Finalist Certificates.
BIG FM led the tally with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze. MY FM and Radio City won a Gold each. Fever FM won a Silver medal for âHIV Patient Ravi calls Fever for Help: Kya HIV +ve Ravi ko Dilli me Ghar mil paayega?â
List of Indian winners:
|Best Sound||Radio City Acapella Jingle||Music Broadcast Pvt Ltd||Gold|
|Best Special Event||Borderless Radio||MY FM||Gold|
|Station ID||B88 Early Morning Jingle||Reliance Broadcast Network Limited||Gold|
|Community Service||HIV Patient Ravi calls Fever for Help: Kya HIV +ve Ravi ko Dilli me Ghar mil paayega?||HT Media Ltd.||Silver|
|Community Service||B 20 Green Ganesha||Reliance Broadcast Network Limited||Silver|
|Station ID||Station ID Accepella||Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd||Silver|
|Station ID||B88 Afternoon Jingle||Reliance Broadcast Network Limited||Bronze|
Â âBenghazi Blogger - The State Weâre Inâ Radio Netherlands Worldwide earned the Grand Trophy for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story chronicling the journalist/blogger who posted a photo of Gaddafiâs forces during Libyaâs Arab Spring.
Greg Kelly, Editor, Radio Netherlands Worldwide had this to say, âWinning the Grand Award is more than a professional honour. It represents international attention to the plight of 'Mohammed' and others like him, who've put their lives on the line to tell the truth to power. Elation isn't our primary feeling right now: its hope that 'Mohammed' will be able to live his life fully without fear of judgment, and in good health.â
âTitanic - Minute by Minuteâ TBI Media UK received the Grand Trophy in the History category for their ambitious live program documenting the Titanic disaster in real time.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was honored with the Broadcaster of the Year Award. In addition, the CBC took home 3 Gold Trophies, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze and 8 Finalists. Golds include âGenius Born of Anguish - Ideasâ Religious Programs; âReturn to Sarajevo -The Currentâ Best News Documentary or Special; and âInside Syria -World Reportâ Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story.
âCBC Radio appreciates the opportunity to showcase our programmersâ most innovative work along with other international broadcasters.Â And this year, we're thrilled that the New York Festivals has honouredÂ CBC with the Broadcaster of the Year award, recognizing that our many programs, created by our talented producers, have resonated and touched jurors...and listeners around the world,â Â said Chris Boyce, Executive Director Radio & Audio, English Services, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The spotlight was on TBI Media, the UK based company earned the Production Company of the Year Award, and struck Gold with 4 entries: âTitanic - Minute by Minuteâ received 2 Golds for Best Music Special and History along with a Silver for Best Drama Special. âThe Beach Boys at 50â garnered a Gold in Best Music Special; and â12 Hours to Please Meâ received a Gold for Best Special Event and a Silver for Best Music Special. âIslam Without Godâ Religious Programs earned a Silver, and âBelongingsâ was awarded a Bronze for Social Issues.
Â âWe are incredibly proud of the trophies we have from past New York Festivals Radio Awards, and so weâre completely thrilled with this yearâs results. 4 Goldâs, 3 silvers and a bronze would have been unbelievable enough but for me personally, forÂ the company I started with a list of ideas on a note pad 6 years ago to win Indie of The Year is absolutely fantastic and testimony quite simply to a wonderful team at TBI. Iâm also particularly thrilled about the Grand award for Titanic minute by Minute. If there was one project of the over 500 programmes we made last year that I hope embodies our approach to programme making at TBI (which stands for The Big Idea) - it was Titanic.â - Phil Critchlow, Founding Director, TBI Media UK
The Grand Jury awarded multiple Golds in the Best Investigative Reporting category: Project Simoomâ SR Ekot, Swedish Radio; âUnderground Tradeâ WGBH USA; and âThe Strange World of the People's Mujahedinâ BBC World Service, Wise Buddah Creative UK.Â âSolitary Confinementâ Vahid Pourostad, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty â Radio Farda Iran; and âThis American Life #468 Act II: Forgive Us Our Press Passesâ This American Life USA each received Silver Trophies.
Craft categories scoring Gold Trophies include: âThe New York Philharmonic This Weekâ USA, Best Sound; âGleeful Barbariansâ Falling Tree Productions, Sarah Boothroyd, Canada, Best Editing; âTom Crean - Enduranceâ Henchman Productions for Radio Kerry, Ireland, Best Writing; and âBBC Radio 2 Jingle Package 2012â Wise Buddah Jingles UK, Best Sound.
Social Issues took center stage with multiple Gold Trophies:âThe Marriage Breakers of Bangladeshâ Crossing Continents, BBC UK; âPhilosophy Talkâ Ben Manilla Productions USA; âTake No Moreâ Grey Heron Media for RTE Radio 1 Documentary On One Ireland; and âAfter the Abortionâ Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company.
Award-winning radio executives presented this yearâs award segments: Karen Shrosbery and Aaron Kearney, ABC Australia; Ben Manilla, Ben Manilla Productions, USA; Habiba Nosheen, Reporter/Producer of the This American Life episode "What Happened at Dos Erres?" USA; and Chris Straw, Senior Director, Network Talk, CBC.
Each year the New York Festivals in collaboration with the United Nations appoint a panel to select work that exemplifies the aims and ideals of the United Nations. Their selections are awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) Award. âUnderground Tradeâ WGBH USA earned the Gold UNDPI Award in the Best Investigative Report category; âThe Oliver Twist of Kabul - The State We're Inâ Radio Netherlands Worldwide was recognized with the Silver UNDPI for Best Human Interest Story; and âIt's their Life - The Sunday Edition" Canadian Broadcasting Corporation received the Bronze UNDPI in Health/Medical category. Stephane Dujarric, Director of News and Media Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information presented the awards.
The 2013 Grand Jury awarded 40 Gold Trophies, 44 Silver, 47 Bronze, and 102 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from 36 countries
All entries were judged online by the NYF Radio Awards Grand Jury of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe. To view the 2013 Radio Awards winners showcase go to: www.newyorkfestivals.com/worldsbestradio/2013/
Production Hub is the official media sponsor of the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Awards.
Photography from the ceremony will be available from Marc Bryan-Brown Photography. Visit: http://www.bryan-brown.com/nyf