Radio Clyde has won two prestigious World Medals at the International Radio Festival of New York for programming excellence in the categories for Community Service and Special Event Coverage.
The event took place in New York last night, and Richard Devlin (the on-air voice of Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids) picked up the award at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square.
Radio Clyde and it’s community arm, Clyde Action, have been rewarded for the radio coverage over the last 25 years which has helped Cash for Kids become one of Scotland’s most popular charities. Cash for Kids raised over £1.2 million in 2005 alone and helped over 91,000 children in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Some of the biggest names in rock, pop, sport and business have supported Cash for Kids including Stevie Wonder, Travis, Lionel Richie, Westlife, Lulu, Texas, McFly, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Dannii Minogue, Girls Aloud, Liberty X and Hue & Cry. The Cash for Kids 2006 Appeal launches next week.
The second World medal was for the Radio Clyde coverage of the G8 Summit in Gleneagles and the Live8 concert last July. The two major events were linked and to ensure that listeners received the best coverage of all the events, the Radio Clyde Engineering crew built 2 location studios at the Gleneagles media village and at Murrayfield Stadium.
Radio Clyde’s Managing Director, Paul Cooney said,
“Winning these awards is magnificent and it highlights the depth and diversity of Radio Clyde’s involvement with the community. Whether it’s helping local children through Cash for Kids or helping to make poverty history, the Radio Clyde listeners have once again demonstrated their amazing generosity and we’re delighted this has been recognised in New York with these World Medals.”