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NYF International Radio Program Awards announces Grand Jury

Michael Freedman, Sr. VP & professor at University of Maryland University College has been named to the Radio Grand Jury. There are five Indians on this jury

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 4, 2014

NYF Radio Trophies Gold Silver and BronzeNew York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs has announced the appointment of Michael Freedman, senior vice-president and professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), to the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury panel.

The 2014 NYF International Radio Program Awards Grand Jury assembled so far includes the following prominent radio industry executives from India:

Arjun Madhusudan - Radio Mango; Zohar Rehaan - Reliance Broadcast Network, Alii Zaheer - Radio Mantra, Gaurav Sharma - Fever FM, and Swarup BR - Stark Communications.

“Michael Freedman brings over 35 years of broadcast journalism experience to his role as Advisory Board and Grand Jury member,” said Rose Anderson, executive director, NYF International Radio Program Awards. “His creative vision and reputation within the industry will be a tremendous asset.”

“I am honored to serve on the Board of Advisors and hope to be able to add value to the organisation as well as to learn from the fabulous Rose Anderson, her team and my fellow board members,” said Freedman. “The diversity of radio programming honoured by New York Festivals is a testament to the impact of the medium in the digital age.”

Freedman is executive producer of the acclaimed public broadcasting series, ‘The Kalb Report’, moderated by Marvin Kalb; executive producer for ‘This Just In!’ a weekly radio series on the history and future of journalism; and ‘American Jazz’, a weekly cultural radio series produced in collaboration with Tony Bennett.

“As a Grand Jury member I am reminded each year of the superb work being produced around the world on multiple media platforms,” said Freedman. “And as a very proud five-time Gold World Medal recipient and winner of a 2012 Grand Award, I know first-hand the value of an honour from New York Festivals.”

New York Festivals will honor the 2014 award-winning entries on Monday, June 23, 2014 at an awards ceremony in New York City. The deadline for entering the 2014 competition is March 19, 2014.

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