Radio City shines with a Gold (Suno Na Dilli), Silver and Bronze. Fever and Red FM win 3 Bronze medals each. BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 21, 2016
New York FestivalsÂ International Radio Program Awards, honouring theÂ Worldâs Best Radio Programs, announced this yearâsÂ award winnersÂ at the 2016 Radio Program Awards Gala yesterday at New York Cityâs Manhattan Penthouse.
Indian radio stations won a total of 11 awards including a Gold, a Silver and nine Bronze awards. The only Gold was won by Radio City for itsÂ âSuno Na Dilliâ programme in Best/Talk Interview SpecialÂ category. The station also won a Silver and a Bronze medal.
Fever FM and Red FM bagged 3 Bronze awards each while My FM and Radio Mirchi won a Bronze each.
The title of Broadcaster of the Year was awarded to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). London-based TBI Media earned Production Company of the Year. The 2016Â Grand JuryÂ honoured Athena Media, the BBC, and TBI Media with the Grand Award.
The BBC also earned 1 Grand Award, 7 Gold trophies, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze, 5 Finalist Certificates and two UNDPI Awards (1 Silver trophy and 1 Bronze).
Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio, said, âThese awards celebrate the power of radio and how it allows us to tell remarkable stories, share exhilarating performances and connect to audiences with an intimacy and passion unique to our medium. Itâs a huge honour to be named Broadcaster of the Year and also humbling to see BBC Radio represented alongside such an impressive range of programmes and broadcasters in many categories. We are truly grateful for this award and I am incredibly proud of the creative ambition of our programme makers who have earned it. It is their flair, skill and commitment which enable us to bring some of best content in the world to our audiences in the UK and around the world.â
The BBC earned the 2016 Grand Award for Information/Documentary for âA New Life in Europe,â an intimate account of one Syrian familyâs journey as they crossed the Aegean to seek refuge in Europe.Â BBC reporter Manveen Rana followed the family as they negotiated the trials and difficulty of getting to Europe and the pressures on the family as they try to settle in to their new home.
TBI Media UK received the Production Company of the Year Award.Â âThe Battle of Britain at 75â TBI with Snappinâ Turtle Productions earned the Grand Award for Special Event. The live program was a complex musical undertaking featuring narration, live drama and archive footage supplemented with newly recorded thoughts of veterans and a soundtrack featuringÂ over 100 musicians. The cast was led by Simon Callow playing Sir Winston Churchill. TBI also earned 8 Gold trophies, 1 Silver trophy and 2 Finalist Certificates.
âThe Kinder Lettersâ from Athena Media, Ireland, took home the Grand Award in the History category for their documentary that captures a rare glimpse of post-war Europe through the microcosm of a childrenâs book.
âThis yearâs entries focused on the critical issues facing our world today, from breaking news to documentaries to investigative journalism.Â On every platform, thereâs a real engagement in whatâs happening,âÂ said Rose Anderson, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.
News coverage was front and centre focusing on topics and events unfolding around the globe.Â Gold trophy winners for Best Investigative report: include: âISIS: Young, British and Radicalisedâ Snappin' Turtle Productions UK; âThe Closed Roomâ Swedish Radio. The Best News Documentary or Special category Gold trophy winners include: âISIS: Young, British and Radicalisedâ Snappinâ Turtle Productions UK and â7/7: London Remembers I The LBC Documentaryâ Global Radio UK. Global Radio also earned a Gold trophy for âBritain Decides I LBCâ for Best Coverage of Ongoing News Story.
Entries in Talk Radio categories were in the winnerâs circle. âSuno Na Dilliâ Radio City India earned the Gold trophy for Best/Talk Interview Special, and âThink Out Loud: At Home with ALSâ Radio New Zealand earned a Silver trophy.Â In addition, âUp Close & Far Out with Michael Harrisonâ Goodphone Communications USA was honoured with a Bronze trophy.
Three New documentaryÂ categoriesÂ provided a platform for those with a distinctive voice and point of view.Â Compelling Biography/Profile entries earned Gold trophies including: âSteve, David and GoliathâÂ Australian Broadcasting Corporation, â30 Years Man And Boy, A Calmer Chameleon: The Boy George Storyâ Magnum Opus Broadcasting UK. Silver trophy winners include âConversationsâ Bell Media Canada, and âArthur Miller - Speaking Of New Yorkâ Just Radio Ltd., UK and âEncountering Marina Abramovi?- Artist and Icon, ABC Radio National Australia. In addition, In the Climate Change & Sustainability category, theÂ BBC was honoured with a Silver trophy for âIn the Balance: The Climate Debates.â
Gold trophy winners in the Music Documentary category include: âVocal Chords: The Odyssey of the Voice with Iarla ĂâLionĂĄirdâ Athena Media, Ireland, and âThe Story of the Byrdsâ Document Media, UK. Entries earning Silver trophies: âSinatra in the UK 1953â Trevor Dannâs Company, UK; âBring It On Home: Led Zeppelin in the West Midlandsâ Birmingham City University, UK; and âSomebody Did It Better, presented by Miss Moneypennyâ BBC UK.Â âSounds to Illustrate Dreams: The Lullaby: The Untold Stories of Lullabiesâ KBS South Korea earned a Bronze trophy.
Multiple programmes earning Gold trophies in Best Music Special include: âSong Travels: Home for the Holidaysâ South Carolina Public Radio, âVE Day at 70â and âThe Battle of Britain at 75â both created by UK-based TBI Media with Snappinâ Turtle Productions.
Audio dramas were recognized for creativity and drew attention to the international nature of drama. Gold trophy winners: âPeace in Our Time - NoĂ«l Cowardâ Digital Drama UK and Issues âJohn Lennon: Verbatimâ Culture & the Arts, Des Shaw UK.Â Swedish Radioâs âAs If By Magicâ received a Bronze trophy.Â âAs If By Magic âalso earned a Gold trophy for Best Children/Young Adult Program.Â In addition,Â âVisitorsâ - an original new drama by Emma Samms, BBC UK earned a Bronze trophy.
Entries in the Craft categories received top honours. Best Sound entries scored multiple Golds including: âWise Buddah Jingles Portfolio 2015/16â Wise Buddah UK and âMaking Up; eleven scenes from a Bangkok Hotelâ RMIT University Australia, RMITâs entry also received a second Gold for Best Writing.Â Both âThe Vinyl Cafe in Chicagoâ The Vinyl CafĂ© Canada, and The ANZAC Centenary Tributeâ CBA New Zealand each received Gold trophies for Best Writing.
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. The 2016 UNDPI winners: âFĂŒr ein StĂŒck GlĂŒckâ Orf Austrian Broadcasting Corporation earned the UNDPI Gold Award, âEbola: Winning the Battle in Sierra Leoneâ BBC UK earned the UNDPI Silver Award, and âA New Life in Europeâ BBC UK earned the UNDPI Bronze Award.
To view all of the 2016 New York Festivals Worldâs Best Radio Programs, please visit:Â HERE.
Indian winners at NYF Radio Awards 2016
|Best Talk/Interview Special||SUNO NA DILLI||Radio City 91.1||Gold|
|Community Service||Abki Baar De Do Akhbaar||Radio City 91.1||Silver|
|Community Service||Dil Deke Dekho||Radio City 91.1||Bronze|
|Best Audio Book â Fiction||Sunday Suspense Presents â The Hound of the Baskervilles||Entertainment Network India Limited||Bronze|
|Best Human Interest Story||Phir Maregi Nirbhaya (Nirbhaya will die again)||DB Corp Ltd - Radio Division||Bronze|
|Best Human Interest Story||Morning No.1 with Disha Oberoi||KAL Radio Limited||Bronze|
|Best Innovation||Ek Kahaani Aisi Bhi- Season 3||Digital Radio (Kolkata) Broadcasting Limited||Bronze|
|Best Sound||Fever Prastuti âSainath Sabka Malik Ekâ||HT Media Ltd||Bronze|
|Best Two Way Telephone Talk/Interview Show||Women Diaries||South Asia FM Limited||Bronze|
|Public Service Announcement Promotion||Fever 104 FM says âAmbulance Firstâ||HT Media Ltd||Bronze|
|Social Issues||Fever 104 FM says âAmbulance Firstâ||HT Media Ltd||Bronze|