GMG Radio lead New York noms

GMG Radio have received seven nominations for this year’s world radio awards at the New York Festivals.

Elsewhere the list of UK nominees is dominated by independent production companies, with TBI Media shortlisted five times, Folded Wing three, and Ten Alps and Wise Buddah getting two nods each.

Among those nominated are two recent Sony Gold winners – TBI’s John Bonham Story for Radio 2 and 6 Music, and GMG’s Real Radio North West.

John Simons, Group Programming Director for GMG Radio said: “This has been an incredible year which has seen GMG Radio and its stations nominated in swathes for some of the radio industry’s most prestigious awards, turning them to gold and winning! The hard work and tireless dedication which the teams across the group show is admired, respected by everyone at GMG Radio and is now being recognised by their peers. I could not be prouder of what the teams and individual people have achieved and wish them all the very best of luck in tuning these nominations into gold.”

Oxfordshire’s Jack FM is celebrating being shortlisted too – hot on the heels of 5 Arqiva nominatations and 3 at the Sonys. Programme Controller Sue Carter told “We always cross our fingers when award time comes around but it’s mindblowing to be recognised so many times for so many different features. It just shows that despite our appearance, there’s some cutting edge stuff coming out of our dumpy little bunker in Woodstock Road.”

The winners of the awards will be announced in New York on 20th June.

UK nominees at the New York Festivals’ World’s Best Radio Programs awards
See the full shortlists here.

Best Editing
Fallen Heroes – GMG Radio
John Lennon: The New York Years – Ten Alps Radio

Best Jazz Format
Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 – Folded Wing

Best Music Special
The John Bonham Story – TBI Media
John Lennon: The New York Years – Ten Alps Radio
Jagger’s Jukebox – Wise Buddah Creative

Best Music/Personality Show
Real Radio Breakfast with Ditchy and Salty – Real Radio North West

Best News Documentary/Special
Fallen Heroes – GMG Radio
Vice Trade – Real Radio Yorkshire

Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program
The Donny Osmond Show – Blue Revolution
Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 – Folded Wing
The Selector for The British Council – Folded Wing

Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program
Chart the Week – TBI Media
Hot Gossip – TBI Media

Best Sound
To Kill a Mockingbird at 50 – TBI Media

Best Top 40 Format
Radio City 96.7 – Bauer Media

Best Urban/Contemporary Format
Real Radio North West – GMG Radio

Culture and The Arts
A Short History of Five Notes – BBC World Service
To Kill a Mockingbird at 50 – TBI Media

Flaps Podcast

The Coventry Blitz – BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
Coronation Street at 50 – GMG Radio

Programs/Series Promotion
Red Nose Day 2011 – Fresh Air Production

Religious Programs
The Schoolboy Beggars of Senegal – BBC
The Pope’s Visit To Birmingham – BBC WM

Social Issues/Current Events
JACK in Afghanistan – 106 JACK fm, Oxfordshire
Vice Trade – Real Radio Yorkshire
Overexposed Online – Wise Buddah Creative

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