New York Festivals Opens Up 'World's Best Radio Programs' For Entries
January 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM (PT)
NEW YORK FESTIVALS is now accepting entries for the 2015 competition for "World's Best Radio Programs." Worldwide since 1982, the INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM AWARDS honors work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from 32 countries around the globe.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM AWARDS Exec. Dir. ROSE ANDERSON unveiled the following new categories for 2015, with Best Journalist and Best Music Program Host added to On-Air Talent and Best Innovation to showcase creative and technical innovations in radio broadcasting.
NYF’s Radio Awards unveiled a roster of Audio Book categories launched to showcase the rising trend in spoken entertainment in this age of digital distribution. Categories include Best Audio Book – Fiction, Best Audio Book – Nonfiction, Best Narration – Solo, and Best Narration – Ensemble.
Last year, the 2014 GRAND KIRU honored two exceptional programs with Grand Trophies: “The Girl Who Got Tied Down” SWEDISH RADIO and “The Dambusters 70 Years On” TBI MEDIA with SNAPPIN' TURTLE PRODUCTIONS. The CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORP. earned the title of Broadcaster of the Year and TBI MEDIA UK earned Production Company of the Year.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO AWARDS ADVISTORY BOARD is comprised of prominent international executives immersed in the radio broadcasting industry.
“Our world is filled with stories -- stories are how we track our lives, learn about others -- and develop empathy and understanding of the world. Broadcasting at its best informs, entertains, inspires and persuades, but most importantly, it connects people to one another through our stories,” commented 2015 Advisory Board and Grand Jury Member VALERIE GELLER, Pres. of GELLER MEDIA.
Since 1990, NYF and the UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION have offered the opportunity for the competition’s entrants to be awarded the UNITED NATIONS DEPT. OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AWARD, which honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the UNITED NATIONS.
The 2015 competition will honor the WORLD'S BEST RADIO PROGRAMS on MONDAY, JUNE 22nd at an awards ceremony at MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE in NEW YORK CITY.