Gold radio awards for Newstalk, Ocean FM and Radio 1

RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk 106-108FM and Ocean FM took home Gold awards from this year’s virtual New York Festivals Radio Awards event.

Newstalk was given the Best Innovation Gold for its Between The Lines “Living with a disability in Ireland” documentary, whilst Ocean FM was recognised for Best Human Interest Story for Getting Better, Not Bitter.

RTÉ Radio 1 got Gold for The Case of Majella Moynihan documentary in the National Or International Affairs category, along with 16 other awards ranging from Silver to Finalist for dramas, social issues, history, culture and digital.

Radio 1 Extra also got two awards, a Silver and Finalist badge, for digital content. Two docs from Off The Ball were also recognised with Finalist certificates.

Radio Nova 100 meanwhile took home Bronze for Best Station Imaging. The station won Gold in the same category in 2018. Programme Director, Colm Hayes, told RadioToday: “We’re delighted to win this award from the New York International Radio Festival. It’s recognition of the great creative work that our Imaging Director, Fiona Scally, delivers on a daily basis and validation of the effort all of us go to at Nova to enhance our station values through creativity in broadcasting”.

The Awards were announced last week online when the ceremony was meant to take place before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Rose Anderson, VP/ Executive Director of New York Festivals: “New York Festivals also wanted to honor our commitment to honor the men and women of the creative community around the world whose work so impressed the Grand Juries this year by keeping to the original date of the storytellers gala even though we are all at home.”

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was honored with the 2020 Broadcaster of the Year Award. The network’s award-winning entries explore News, Entertainment, Sports, and Music. Gold-trophy winning entries from CBC Radio & Audio include: “Tai Asks Why,” “Uncover the Village,” “Alone: A Love Story – Season 3,” “The Band Played On” and “PlayMe.”

The National Press Club was honored with the 2020 York Festivals® Storytellers Gala Lifetime Achievement Award. The National Press Club, since 1908, has been recognised as the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™.

New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury honored content creators across all platforms and in all genres and awarded in total of 2 Grand Awards, 51 NYF Gold Radio trophies, 52 Silver and 55 Bronze.



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