Winners: New York Festivals

A UK radio production company has won one of just two international Grand Trophy awards in the New York Festivals on Friday night.

Ten Alps Radio won Best Music Special for “The Woodstock 40th Anniversary”, celebrating the festival that defined a generation.

In total, England and Scotland won 11 Gold Trophies, 10 Silver, 10 Bronze,12 Finalist Certificates, and 1 Grand Trophy.

But whilst the independent production sector was well represented, there were little awards this year for some our biggest radio groups, including Global Radio, GMG Radio or UTV Radio.

“It is a great honor to receive the Grand Trophy from such a prestigious festival, especially given the high caliber of entries submitted from radio stations all over the world," says Des Shaw, Director Ten Alps.

Gold Trophy winners included Wise Buddah Creative for “Pirate Johnnie Walker”, winning in Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program for client BBC Radio 2, Fresh Air Production for “Reasons to be Cheerful – Ian Dury and the Blockheads”, winning in the Best Music Special for client BBC Radio 2/6Music, and White Pebble Media and Ten Alps Radio, for “Elvis By Bono”, winning in Best Music Special for client BBC Radio 4.

JACKfm's Ali Booker's Cancer Diaries won Silver in the Social Issues/Current Events category, London’s Brook Lapping Productions received two Gold Trophies, one for “Working for Margaret”, in Profiles/Community Portraits for BBC Radio 4, and “The World Cup 2010”, winning in the Programmes/Series Promotion category for BBC Sport/BBC Radio Cross Trails.

Blue Revolution has been honoured in the ‘World’s Best Radio Programs’ category for a one-off special hosted by former Radio 1 DJ Emma B. Paul Hollins, CEO, told “99 From The Noughties was a landmark programme for us and I’m absolutely thrilled that Blue Revolution has been honoured with this award.”

BRMB Radio received the Gold Award for “Tim Shaw's Rehab”, winning in Best Personality: Network/Syndicated, Ten Alps also took home a Gold Award for “The Woodstock 40th Anniversary”, winning Best Music Special for Ten Alps Radio, and TBI Media for “Ronnie Scott's At 50”, winning in Culture and The Arts.

Other UK winners include Hackney Podcast for “Night in Hackney”, in the General category, Heavy Entertainment Limited received the Gold Trophy for “Tarantino's Jukebox”, in Culture & The Arts, and Global Radio for “Jingle Bell Ball – I Can't Get Tickets”, in Station Promo.

In Scotland, Radio Clyde took home a few awards including for Cash for Kids, T in the Park and The Paolo Nutini Story, Insight Radio won a Finalist Award for Sunset Melodies in Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program, and Boogie in the Morning on Forth won a Silver for Best Music/Personality Show.

This year’s international GrandJury® awarded 2 Grand Trophies, 33 Gold Trophies, 37 Silver, 40 Bronze and 71 Finalist Certificates. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was awarded the Broadcaster of the Year Award, in addition to the second Grand Trophy. Trophy winners were presented with NYF’s newly minted Art Deco trophy, reminiscent of a classic 1920s Art Deco radio microphone.

Now in its twenty-eighth year of honoring “The World’s Best Radio Programs and Promotions™,” the competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the world.

All entries were judged by the NYF Radio Program and Promotions Awards GrandJury, consisting of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe. The jury represents the most recognizable voices and experienced programming producers in the medium of radio.

NYF’s 2010 Radio Program & Promotions Awards winning entries can be found online here.

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