Indian FM radio stations have brought four medals home at New York Festival Radio Awards 2020. Red FM has won a Silver and a Bronze award while Radio City been awarded a Silver medal. Radio Mirchi bagged a Bronze award.
Red FMâs âThoda personal with Rubinaâ won the Silver in Best Talk Show Host category while âWater water everywhere, not a drop to drinkâ won a Bronze award in Climate Change & Sustainability category.
Radio Cityâs âThe sound of empowermentâ won a Silver in Best Sound category. âMirchi Ganesh Tales with Devdutt Pattanaikâ on Radio Mirchi was awarded a Bronze medal in Best Mini Series category.
Additionally, 18 Indian shortlists were awarded finalist certificates.
A global crisis could not prevent the Radio Awards Grand Jury from their commitment to judging world-class work.
New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury honored content creators across all platforms and in all genres and awarded in total of 2 Grand Awards, 51 NYF Gold Radio trophies, 52 Silver and 55 Bronze.
Compelling podcasts and audiobooks, dramas, documentaries, breaking news coverage entertainment and music specials created by storytellers around the globe impressed judges. For the complete list of the 2020 Radio Awards winners, visit HERE.
âNew York Festivals also wanted to honor our commitment to honor the men and women of the creative community around the world whose work so impressed the Grand Juries this year by keeping to the original date of the storytellers gala even though we are all at home,â said Rose Anderson, VP/ Executive Director of New York Festivals.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was honored with the 2020 Broadcaster of the Year Award. The network âs award-winning entries explore News, Entertainment, Sports, and Music. Gold-trophy winning entries from CBC Radio & Audio include: âTai Asks Why,â âUncover the Village,â âAlone: A Love Story - Season 3,â âThe Band Played Onâ and âPlayMe.â
âIt is truly an honour to be recognized as Broadcaster of the year amongst so many award-winning international colleagues. It is a testament to the level of dedication and depth of talent of CBC programmers across the country and their commitment to producing quality content.Â On behalf of CBC Radio and Audio, I would also like to express my gratitude to the New York Festival for this incredible recognition.â âCathy Perry Executive Director CBC Current Affairs and Investigative Programming
Hunting Warhead - News: Reports/Features: Best Investigative Reporting (CBC Podcasts)
The Grand winning podcast series follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the shocking darkest corners of the internet. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. This series is a co-production between CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG.
âOn behalf of everyone at CBC Podcasts, I am thrilled that the extraordinary work done by our team has been recognized in such a profound way.Â And we are truly humbled to accept the Grand award for Hunting Warhead, along with our incredible partners at Verdens Gang in Norway. It is an important and underreported story and our hope is that this honour helps it reach more people.â âLeslie Merklinger Senior Director, CBC Podcasts
Abbey Road Phase One and Two Documentary - Music (Howlett Media Productions Ltd./BBC Radio 2 Beatles and Sirius XM Beatles Channel) Beatles historian Kevin Howlett earned the Grand Award for his musical documentary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Abbey road. Howlett wrote and produced two documentaries that went deep into the creation of the last album the Beatles recorded together. Himesh Patel star of the movie Yesterday presented.
âIt is such an honour to have Abbey Road Phase One and Phase Two recognised in this way by an international Grand Jury of very talented radio people.
Through many years of producing programs, my goal has always been to move the listener by blending great music with inspiring speech. Well, there was undoubtedly great music to feature in this series. I was telling the story of how The Beatles created Abbey Road â the last album they recorded together â and assessing its powerful legacy. And I am so grateful to my interviewees, whose eloquence enhanced the shows. Furthermore, I was privileged to be given exclusive access to archive material controlled by The Beatlesâ company Apple Corps and to have Himesh Patel, the star of last yearâs hit movie Yesterday, read my script beautifully.
Iâm delighted listeners have enjoyed these documentaries. It was such a joy to make them. Thank you, NYF for promoting radio â the most intimate of all media. Thank you, Grand Jury members. Thank you, Sirius XM and the BBC. Thank you, Beatles!â âKevin Howlett, Kevin Howlett Media Productions.
The National Press Club was honored with the 2020 York FestivalsÂź Storytellers Gala Lifetime Achievement Award. The National Press Club, since 1908, has been recognized as the Worldâs Leading Professional Organization for Journalistsâą.
Podcasts dominated, compelling stories in diverse genres engaged listeners. Podcasts earning Gold trophies include â30 for 30 Podcasts: Season 6âÂ and âThe Sterling Affairs â both for (ESPN Films), âDolly Parton's Americaâ (OSM Audio), âBad Batchâ (Wondery), âThe Last Voyage of the Pong Suâ (The Age newspaper, Melbourne, Australia), âThe Shrink Next Doorâ (Bloomberg),Â and âStardustâ (Journal Media) and âGIANT - A Spotify Originalâ (Spotify Studios, âThe Little Match Girlâ (Almost Tangible), âTo the infernal Rhythm of the Bombaâ (ASCR), âRose:Â An Inspiring New Musicalâ (Soulpepper), âMobituariesâ (CBS News Radio) âWhat happened to Annie?â (Sky News), âGood Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcastâ (Rebel Girls) and Gertieâs Lawâ (Victorian Supreme Court).
Podcast Silver trophy winners include: âAmy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keithâ (Spotify Studios, âIt Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the Worldâs Hottest Chilliâ (Audible) âVoices in the Hallâ (BMP), and âAltamont - All Told Podcastâ (The Washington Post).
Documentaries captivated listeners showcasing engaging stories and diverse points of view. Gold trophy winners include: â1939: America on the Eve of War â (Westwood One), âThe Girl Who Fell From The Skyâ (ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), âEscape From Iranâ (ABC National Radio),â Mother's Blood, Sister Songsâ (Athena Media), âThe Case of Majella Moynihan â(RTĂ Radio 1), âChinaâs Great Famine:Â Sad Songs of Peasants in a Food Warâ (Radio Free Asia), âJourney to Jazz And Human Rightsâ (JAZZ.FM91), âThe Space Raceâ (B7 Media/Boffin Media) and âThe British Black Panthersâ(Brook Lapping Productions).
Leading entertainment entries were recognized with Gold including âBlockbuster: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg & the 1970s Movie Revolutionâ (Epicleff, ) âThe Ash Treeâ (Bafflegab Productions), âThe Brothers Lionheartâ (Swedish Radio) and âLaura Whitmore's Sunday Sessionâ (TBI Media). Silver trophy winners include Ricky Gervais is Deadly Siriusâ (SiriusXM) and âSound and Visionâ (BBCÂ 6 Music).
Music entries scored Gold including: âThe Story of Prince's 1984 Single "When Doves Cryâ (BMP Audio), âAbsolute Radio Storiesâ (Absolute Radio), âMusic Alive: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Phoenixâ (Radio New Zealand)Â and âSoundtracking With Edith Bowmanâ (Elbow Productions).
Sound Art trophy winners include: âZENScapes | Stadt, Land, Flussâ (GĂ¶tz Naleppa), âThe Skewerâ (Unusual/BBCFour) and âSoundwalk Collective with Patti Smith and Werner Herzog - The Peyote Danceâ (Soundwalk Collective).
Engrossing Audio Books engaged listeners and earned Gold trophies: âThe Handmaid's Taleâ narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and âThe Secret Commonwealthâ (Penguin Random House) and âWizenard Book Seriesâ (Granity Studios). âThe Fall of Gondolin by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, read by Timothy and Samuel Westâ (Harper Collins) was honored with a Silver Radio Award.
News, Investigative Reports and Talk/Interview Gold trophy winners include: âExodus in Hong Kong- Arduous Escape from the PolyUâ (Radio Television Hong Kong -Chinese News and Current Affairs) and âGetting Better, Not Bitterâ (Ocean FM). Additional trophy winners include: Christchurch Terror Attacks (Radio New Zealand) âEl Paso and Dayton Mass Shootingsâ (Westwood One) âPost Reportsâ (Washington Post), âForgotten Men of a Forgotten Warâ (Radio National -Australian Broadcasting Corporation), âBreaking Kids Newsâ (Swedish Radio) and âFireflies in the Darkâ (Radio Television Hong Kong).