Hold Separate company Real and Smooth Radio takes the UK lead at the New York Festivals with 13 nominations around the group.
Indies TBI Media and Wise Buddah aren’t far behind with eight and seven nominations respectively. The BBC get seven whilst Global Radio receives four whilst BFBS is up for three.
Others, including hospital, community and student radio stations are also finalists in the international awards scheme.
Real and Smooth’s nominations include documentary Ciaran’s Cause – which is nominated for an Arqiva and a Sony, A Dusty Springfield show for Smooth Radio and a number of news specials including Hillsborough: The Search For Truth.
Global Radio’s include Best Top 40 Format for Capital FM Network, up against Radio City, and Best Music/Personality Show for Breakfast (it doesn’t say which region). Classic FM is recognised in the Best Classical Format and Best Music Programme, in which The A-Z of Classic FM Music with Alex James in nominated.
Wise Buddah-represented Johnnie Walker is up for Best Radio Personality along with Graham Mack, Sim & Hal from BFBS and Richie Lee from Spark FM. The only UK finalist for Best ID is Wise Buddah for Radio 2’s jingle package.
Independent producers Folded Wing has entered Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 under Best Jazz Format and TBI Media’s Titanic – Minute By Minute for Radio 2 is also recognised.
NYF Radio Awards Grand Jury member Stefan Frech, host NDR2 & hr3, Germany said, “We had wonderful entries from all over the world. What is fascinating is that more and more radiomaniacs concentrate on very difficult and serious topics. They represent not only outstanding radio crafts but also braveness and great journalism. Obviously radio is not only games’n gags!”
The full list can be found online at newyorkfestivals.com and the winners will be announced in New York on June 17th.
(Nominations are counted by the company which put the entry in rather than the programme being nominated).