UK scoops 24 New York Awards
Scott Mills, Graham Torrington, Johnnie Walker and Paul Gambaccini are just some of the UK presenters who have picked up trophies at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Award ceremony on Thursday evening.
The United States and United Kingdom tied for the number of world medals awarded with 24 each – the US with nine Gold, five Silver, and 10 Bronze medals, the UK with eight Gold, ten Silver, and six Bronze.
Out of the 24 awards, there are Gold medals for BBC Radio 2's documentary about Sgt. Pepper’s 40th Anniversary, Radio Forth's 2007 Scottish Parliamentary Election Coverage and Radio Clyde's SuperScoreboard Live commentary and Analysis.
Classic FM won Gold for Best Music Special with "Galaxy of Stories – Rumplestiltskin" and Planet Rock picked up two top prizes for music and culture programmes.
Bauer also claimed quite a few Silver medals – Radio City for best top 40 format, Adam at Breakfast on Rock FM for best music/personality show and TFM Radio for best station ID. Planet Rock also picked up a third award, gaining Silver in the best music special category for "Live At Leeds".
Kim Michaels from Wave 105 picked up second prize for "Falklands 25 – In Their Own Words" in the best news documentary/special. On winning the award, Kim says: “This is such an honour for me and it’s fantastic to have been recognised by such a prestigious worldwide broadcasting award."
Finally, in the Silver Bronze winners list are Metro Radio's Nightowls, Radio 1's Scott Mills for best comedy personality. Graham Torrington for the best talk show host (which has just been axed after 13 years) and The Johnnie Walker Show on BBC Radio 2 which is produced by Wise Buddah.
All work is judged by an international jury of renowned industry professionals representing the top creative minds in their field from 12 countries and spanning 5 continents.