Radio Mantra leads with four Finalists, followed by Radio Mirchi with three Finalists. RBNL and Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting have two Finalists each, while KAL Radio, HT Media and Music Broadcast have scored one Finalist each
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 15, 2015
New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards announced the 2015 Finalists for the Worldâ€™s Best Radio Programs competition.
Worldwide since 1982, NYFâ€™s International Radio Program Awards honour the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.
The Grand Jury selected 289 Finalists from entries submitted from over 30 countries worldwide. Entries were judged on production values, organisation, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium. All Finalists proceed to the medal round to determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze trophies.
RTÃ‰ Networks Ireland programming dominated this year with 33 Finalists, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programming had 24 entries selected as Finalists, BBC 16, TBI Media United Kingdom 10, and Radio Television Hong Kong saw nine entries achieve Finalist status.
There is something to cheer for India with 14 entries making it to the Finalistsâ€™ list. Radio Mantra leads with four Finalists, followed by Radio Mirchi with three Finalists. Reliance Broadcast Network Limited and Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting Limited have two Finalists each, while KAL Radio, HT Media and Music Broadcast have scored one Finalist each.
To view the 2015 Radio Finalists click here (http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/radio/main.php?p=rp2015)
This year, NYFâ€™s radio Awards launched multiple new categories, including Best Innovation, launched to showcase creative and technical innovations in radio broadcasting. Eight entries moved on to the medal round. Finalists include: â€˜D-Day: 70 Years Onâ€™ TBI Media UK; â€˜The Sister Cities Connectionâ€™ Birmingham City University UK; â€˜IMGR - State of the Art Station Imaging, Production and Deliveryâ€™ IMGR UK; â€˜Park Benchâ€™ RTÃ‰ Radio 1 Ireland; â€˜Leaving Homeâ€™ BBC Radio Lincolnshire UK; â€˜Ek Kahani Aisi Bhiâ€™ Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting Limited India; â€˜Blowbackâ€™ Deutschlandradio Germany; and â€˜Radio, with new wingsâ€™ CBS Radio South Korea.
Audio Books categories were introduced to showcase the rising trend in spoken entertainment. Sound Art remained in the spotlight with two entries moving forward. History category entries were in the forefront with a robust 19 entries achieving Finalist status.
Music Specials struck a chord with this yearâ€™s jury. Entries moving on to the medal round exhibited crowd appeal in a variety of genres.
Categories focusing on comprehensive coverage of world events saw entries from around the globe achieve Finalist status. These include Coverage of Breaking News Finalists and Best Investigative News Finalists.
New York Festivals, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information, established the United Nations Awards in 1990 to honour programmes highlighting global concerns of interest to the UN. Each year, the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) convenes a panel to review nominated Finalists for the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This award honours radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideas and goals of the United Nations.
NYF enlists jurists from all over the world to serve on the Radio Awards Grand Jury.
The 2015 competition will honour the Worldâ€™s Best Radio Programs on Monday, June 22, at the annual awards gala taking place at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.
Production Hub is the official media sponsor of the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Awards.