Four Golds for RTÉ in New York Festivals
Out of the 32 awards won by Irish radio stations at the New York Festivals, 16 are for programmes on RTÉ and 16 go to the independent radio sector.
RTÉ Radio 1 took home 12 awards altogether, with three Golds, one Silver, three Bronze and five Finalist Certificates. Lyric FM won two Silver and a Bronze, whilst Zoe Comyns won a Gold for a documentary made on behalf of Radio 1.
The Documentary on One series was responsible for six of the RTÉ awards, one of which was made by independent production company Grey Heron Media.
In the independent sector, the only Golds were awarded to Daithi McMahon & Fred O’Connor for a programme they made for Radio Kerry in the Best Writing category and to Real Films for The Moon is an Orange Triangle documentary made for Highland Radio, funded by the BAI.
Daithi McMahon & Henchman Production also won a Silver for Radio Kerry in the best drama category.
Today FM won three Silvers, one Bronze and three Finalist Certificates, including one for the Ray D’Arcy show in the Best Talk Programme category and The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show. The Shave or Dye promotion took one of the Silvers.
Classic Hits 4FM won two Bronze, including one for Niall Boylan at Night, and a Finalist Cirtificate was each given to 98FM for Dermot & Dave, Athena Media for Newstalk, Waterford Institute of Technology for Beat 102-103 and Flirt FM for Best Radio Station.
The New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards honor the World’s Best Radio Programs & Promos, with the winners announced at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.
The Grand Jury awarded two Grand Trophies, one to Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the second to TBI Media UK. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was recognized with the title of Broadcaster of the Year and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year.
The 2013 Grand Jury awarded 40 Gold Trophies, 44 Silver, 47 Bronze, and 102 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from 36 countries.