RTÉ leads New York Festivals’ Finalists

RTÉ has taken the lead in the New York Festivals 2014 International Radio Program Awards, getting the most nominations for The World’s Best Radio Programmes.

The broadcaster has 23 nominations in a range of categories, whilst independent stations have eight between them. They include two for Newstalk and two for Today FM. Clare FM, Ocean FM, FM104 and Classic Hits 4FM have one each.

Lorelei Harris, Editor of RTÉ Radio, Arts, Drama and Factual said: “RTÉ Radio is honoured to have received so many nominations in categories across the board at the NYC Festivals. It points, once again, to the commitment of our producers and the high standard of quality in radio broadcasting to which we aspire to at all times.”

Athena Media, the Dublin-based production company led by Helen Shaw gets four nominations for programmes aired on Radio 1 and Newstalk.

Programmes and presenters gaining finalist status include Morning Focus with John Cooke on Clare FM, FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock, Niall Boylan, Sean Moncrieff and Today FM Sessions.

See the full list below.

 

CATEGORY TITLE ENTRANT

Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story

Life & Death on the Streets

Morning Focus with John Cooke

Best Director

Broken Promise Land

RTE Radio 1

Best Director

Lot’s Mother-in-Law by Arthur Riordan

RTE Radio 1

Best Drama Special

Francisco

Ocean Fm

Best Editing

Record by Dylan Tighe

RTE Radio 1

Best Editing

Documentary On One – Sounds Mad

RTÉ Radio 1

Best Interview

Documentary On One – The Exam

RTE Radio Dublin

Best Live Sound

Today FM Sessions

Today FM

Best Music Special

Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the Writings of M Proust

RTE Lyric fm

Best Music Special

Whiskey In The Jar – The Eric Bell Story

RTE Radio Dublin

Best Narration

James Joyce: The Dead: An Illustrated Reading By Barry McGovern

Athena Media

Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock

FM104

Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program

The Churching of Happy Cullen by Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan

RTE Radio 1

Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program

The Short Biography of Denis O’Rourke by Paul Meade

RTE Radio 1

Best Special Event

The Lyric Concert – St Patrick’s Day – The Music of Shaun Davey

RTE lyric fm

Best Special Event

B47 Best Special Event The Big Music Week Train

RTÉ Radio 1

Best Talk Show Host

Niall Boylan

Classic Hits 4FM

Best Talk Show Host

Sean Moncrieff

Newstalk 106-108

Best Talk/Interview Special

Sean Moncrieff

Newstalk 106-108

Best Writing

Maybe the Night by Kevin Barry

RTE Radio 1

Best Writing

The Venice Suite – A Voyage Through Loss, by Dermot Bolger

RTE Radio 1

Culture & The Arts

Castles, Candles, and Kubrick

Pavel Barter

Culture & The Arts

Documentary on One – Lucia Joyce, Diving and Falling

RTE Radio 1

Culture & The Arts

Documentary on One – Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver

RTÉ Radio 1

Culture & The Arts

The Book Show

Zoe Comyns

Editorial Or Viewpoint Program

Documentary On One – Tusk: Hunting for Ireland’s Wild Boar

RTÉ Radio 1

Educational

Herosongs: Where History Meets Song

Athena Media

Educational

In A World of Plenty

Real films

Environment & Ecology

Documentary on One – Undue Alarm

RTE Radio 1

History

Citizens: Lockout 1913-2013

Athena Media

History

Documentary On One – Oswald Froze A Moment – Ireland on the day JFK died

RTE Radio Dublin

Human Relations

Documentary on One – Valentine’s Bones

RTE Radio 1

National Or International Affairs

Documentary on One – The Echo Chamber: The Story of Jihad Jane

RTE Radio 1

Profiles/Community Portraits

Documentary On One – Peter Daly – Good Cop/Bad Cop?

RTÉ Radio 1

Profiles/Community Portraits

Music Passport

RTE Radio 1

Science & Technology

Science is Everywhere: The Science of Sound and Music

Athena Media

Social Issues

Cherish All The Children

Today FM

Sound Art

Call of the Dark

RTE Radio 1

 

New York Festivals enlists jurists from all over the world to become The GrandJury members. These men and women include some of the most recognisable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry. Entries are judged on production values, organisation, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium.

The 2014 competition will honor the World’s Best Radio Programs on Monday, June 23rd at the annual awards gala taking place at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

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