Head of Production for 100.7 Heart FM Ian Fish has won a Finalist Certificate in the 2006 New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotions Awards competition.
The award was given to Heart for the Birmingham Christmas Lights Switch-On featuring Girls Aloud.
The New York Festivals recognises "The World's Best Work" in radio programming and promotion. Entries are judged by panels of industry experts, from stations and companies throughout the world for their production values, organisation, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.
The Christmas Lights Switch-On event, which was organised by the City’s Council, needed a promo that would attract attention and appeal to all ages in attaining a turn out that surpassed previous year’s audience figures. The event was a great success and the audio was such a talking point, that the Council were delighted with the response of concert goers.
On being awarded the Finalist Certificate, Ian Fish commented: “I'm really proud that the “Christmas Lights Correction" promo is amongst the World's Top 8 of 2005/6. I'm even more pleased, however, that there was only one other UK winner in the category of "Station Promotion". Thus making this award the only one to come from a commercial radio station in this country, and I think that’s a great achievement”.