New York Festivals 2009 Radio Programming & Promotion Awards Call for Entries Opens January 19th; New Categories Announced

January 19, 2009:

New York Festivals 2009 Radio Programming & Promotion Awards officially opens its Call for Entries Monday, January 19th. Established in 1982, the competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe. Entry categories include: News Programs, News Inserts, Information/Documentary, Entertainment, Talk Programs and On-air Talent. Additional categories range from Craft & Technique, Programming Format, Promotion Spots and IDs to Audio Podcast and Student categories.

The competition continues to adapt to the industry by updating entry categories as broadcasting continues to evolve with the technology and needs of the consumer. New categories added to this year's competition include: Best Online Radio Station, Best Online Music Program, Best Online Talk Program, Best Radio Network Website, Best Radio Station Website and Best Online Radio Station Website.

The esteemed jury represents the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the medium of radio from 5 continents and over 30 countries. This year's jury includes Ally Ballingall of Radio Tay London, England; Peter A. Musngi of Manila Radio Division, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation; Paul Baxter of Risk Sound, Port, Melbourne Australia; Dr. Dolkum Kamberi of Radio Free Asia, Washington DC, USA; Peter Lack of Redaktion hr3comedy, Frankfurt, Germany; Blanquita Cullum, Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors and Chairman of Talk Radio First Amendment Committee, Alexandra, Virginia, USA; Doug Mitchell, Washington, D.C. USA and Vijay Sadhu of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Every year the Radio Programming and Promotion Awards and the United Nations Department of Public Information offer the opportunity for entrants to be awarded the prestigious United Nations Department of Public Information Award. Since 1990, this award has honored radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.

All winning entries of the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Award Competition are featured in our Showcase section of our website www.newyorkfestivals.com, and our network of representatives promote the winners of the NYF internationally in 62 countries around the world.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@newyorkfestivals.com Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About the New York Festivals:
The New York Festivals (NYF) oversees six international awards competitions: Television and Radio Advertising; Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising; Film & Video; Television Broadcasting; Radio Broadcasting; and now Interactive & Alternative Media. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. In addition, NYF also oversees three stand-alone international competitions: The Midas Awards for financial services communications, the Global Awards for healthcare communications and the AME Awards for advertising and marketing effectiveness. Founded in 1957, NYF now has representation in 62 countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.



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