Stations await New York awards

Scores of UK stations, programmers and production companies are awaiting the results of the New York Radio Festival awards tonight.

Commercial radio groups Global, Bauer, GMG and Absolute are all nominated, along with programmes produced for the BBC by indies such as Wise Buddah, Blue Revolution, TBI, Fresh Air and Ten Alps.

The ceremony take place in New York tonight (24 September 2010) at 6pm EST at Manhattan Penthouse.

This year there's a new trophy for the winners, designed to resemble a 1920s art deco radio microphone.

The 'Best Music Special' category is perhaps the most hotly-contested, with 8 UK programmes nominated for the award.

Here's the list of UK stations and production companies nominated for this year's awards… make sure you check [b]Radio Today[/b] tonight to find out how we've done!

[b]Best Childrens/Young Adults Program[/b]
Cbeebies Radio on BBC Radio 7 for Sugar Plum Story Time / Wise Buddah Creative

[b]Best Music Special[/b]
Blue Revolution for 99 From The Noughties
BBC Radio 2 / 6Music for Reasons to be Cheerful – Ian Dury and the Blockheads / Fresh Air Production
102.5 Clyde 1 for The Paolo Nutini Story
BBC Radio 4 for Elvis By Bono / White Pebble Media and Ten Alps Radio
Absolute Radio for The Elbow Story / TBI Media
BBC Radio 2 for The Woodstock 40th Anniversary / Ten Alps Radio
BBC Radio 2 for Exile of the Stones Wise Buddah Creative
BBC Radio 2 for The British Invasion / Wise Buddah Creative

[b]Best Music/Personality Show[/b]
Boogie in the Morning for 97.3 Forth One

[b]Best News Documentary/Specia[/b]l
Real Radio North West for The Return To Hillsborough
Beacon Shropshire for The Holocaust Remembered
102.5 Clyde 1 for Clyde 24

[b]Best Personality: Network/Syndicated[/b]
BRMB for Tim Shaw's Rehab

[b]Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program[/b]
BBC Radio 2 for Hot Gossip / TBI Media

[b]Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program[/b]
Classic FM for The A-Z of Classic FM Music
BBC Radio 2 for Tony Bennett Presents The Great American Songbook / TBI Media
Insight Radio for Sunset Melodies / RNIB
BBC Radio 2 for Pirate Johnnie Walker / Wise Buddah Creative
BBC 6 Music for The Huey Show / Wise Buddah Creative

[b]Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program[/b]
BRMB for Tim Shaw's Rehab: Understanding War

[b]Best Sound[/b]
Global Radio for Summertime Ball – Line-up Promos
Absolute Radio for Blur On Absolute / TBI Media

[b]Best Special Event[/b]
BFBS Radio for David Beckham in Afghanistan
Global Radio for Live From The Summertime Ball
102.5 Clyde 1 for T in the Park 2009

[b]Best Talk/Interview Special[/b]
Metro Radio for Alien Jesus – A Night Owls Special

[b]Community Service[/b]
106 Jack FM Oxfordshire & Oxford's FM107.9 for Giving For Living
102.5 Clyde 1 / 1152 Clyde 2 for Radio Clyde's Cash for Kids

[b]Contest Promotion[/b]
Global Radio for Summertime Ball – Line-up Promos

[b]Culture & The Arts[/b]
BBC Radio 2 for Ronnie Scott's At 50 / TBI Media

Francesca Panetta for Night in Hackney / Hackney Podcast
TBI Media for The Yamaha Download / Yamaha

[b]Program ID[/b]
Beds and Beats for Tim Shaw's Rehab on BRMB – Show Imaging

[b]Programs/Series Promotion[/b]
Fresh Air Production for BBC Sport / BBC Radio Cross Trails for The Winter Olympics
Fresh Air Production for BBC Sport / BBC Radio Cross Trails for The World Cup 2010
Smooth Radio for Smooth Radio Documentaries

[b]Social Issues/Current Events[/b]
Global Radio for Michael Jackson; King Of Pop 1958-2009
106 Jack FM Oxfordshire & Oxford's FM107.9 for Ali Booker's Cancer Diaries

[b]Station ID[/b]
106 Jack FM Oxfordshire for 106 Jack FM Station Imaging

[b]Station Promotion[/b]
Global Radio for Jingle Bell Ball – I Can't Get Tickets

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