INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM AWARDS

2017 Categories

NEWS PROGRAMS

These categories are for submissions which are either regularly scheduled series or specials that are journalism-based.

  • B01 Best Business News
  • B02 Best Coverage Of Breaking News Story
  • B03 Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story
  • B04 Best Investigative Report
  • B05 Best Live News Special NEW
  • B06 Best News Analysis Or Commentary
  • B07 Best News Documentary Or Special
  • B08 Best News Magazine
  • B09 Best Newscast
  • B10 Best Nonfiction Series
  • B11 Best Public Affairs Program
  • B12 Best Sports Newscast
NEWS: REPORTS/FEATURES

These categories are for journalism-based submissions which are less than a full program in length.

  • B13 Best Coverage Of Breaking News Story
  • B14 Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story
  • B15 Best Human Interest Story
  • B16 Best Investigative Reporting
  • B17 Best Legal Reporting
  • B18 Best Special Report
  • B19 Best Sports Coverage
  • B20 Heroes
INFORMATION/DOCUMENTARY

These categories are for submissions which explore a specific topic or point of view in-depth or that deal with issues of interest and importance, and may be either individual programs or series.

  • B21 Biography/Profiles
  • B22 Business Or Consumer Issues
  • B23 Climate Change & Sustainability
  • B24 Community Service
  • B25 Culture & The Arts
  • B26 Current Affairs
  • B27 Editorial Or Viewpoint Program
  • B28 Educational
  • B29 Environment & Ecology
  • B30 Health/Medical
  • B31 Heroes NEW
  • B32 History
  • B33 Human Relations
  • B34 Magazine Format
  • B35 Music
  • B36 National Or International Affairs
  • B37 Profiles/Community Portraits
  • B38 Religious Programs
  • B39 Science & Technology
  • B40 Social Issues
  • B41 Sports & Recreation
  • B42 Travel & Tourism
ENTERTAINMENT

These categories are for submissions that are specials or series airing weekly or on some regular basis, and may be distributed live or recorded. Variety programs may be entered in Music Program or Special. On Air Station Contests, Awards, Parades, Telethons, Opening/Closing ceremonies, News or Political ceremonies may be entered in Special Event. Sports programs may be entered in Sports Program or Special.

  • B43 Best Children/Young Adult Program
  • B44 Best Comedy Special
  • B45 Best Drama Special
  • B46 Best Entertainment Magazine
  • B47 Best Music Special
  • B48 Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program
  • B49 Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program
  • B50 Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program
  • B51 Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program
  • B52 Best Special Event
  • B53 Best Sports Special
  • B54 Sound Art
TALK PROGRAMS

These categories are for submissions which are either specials or regularly scheduled programming and include interviews;panel discussion/debate; and host driven formats.

  • B55 Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program
  • B56 Best Talk/Interview Special
ON-AIR TALENT

These categories are for submissions from personalities either from local markets or are network/syndicated.

  • B57 Best Comedy/Humor Personality: Local Market
  • B58 Best Comedy/Humor Personality: Network/Syndicated
  • B59 Best Journalist
  • B60 Best Music Program Host
  • B61 Best News Anchor/Reporter: Local Market
  • B62 Best News Anchor/Reporter: Network/Syndicated
  • B63 Best Radio Personality: Local Market
  • B64 Best Radio Personality: Network/Syndicated
  • B65 Best Sports Anchor/Reporter: Local Market
  • B66 Best Sports Anchor/Reporter: Network/Syndicated
  • B67 Best Talk Show Host
CRAFT

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular technique which contributes to the sound or performance of the over all production elements of the program. Best Innovation (editorial, mechanical, or digital) enhances the listener's experience and understanding of a program by advancing or adding impact to the storytelling. A support segment may be added to the MP3 entry file.

  • B68 Best Announcer Presentation
  • B69 Best Director
  • B70 Best Editing
  • B71 Best Innovation
  • B72 Best Interview
  • B73 Best Live Sound
  • B74 Best Narration
  • B75 Best Performance by an Actor
  • B76 Best Performance by an Actress
  • B77 Best Sound
  • B78 Best Writing
PROGRAMMING FORMAT

These categories are for submissions which are run-of-station or an ongoing program format.

  • B79 Best Alternative Format
  • B80 Best Classical Format
  • B81 Best Country Format
  • B82 Best Jazz Format
  • B83 Best News Format
  • B84 Best Oldies/Nostalgia Format
  • B85 Best Rock/AOR Format
  • B86 Best Sports Format
  • B87 Best Talk Format
  • B88 Best Top 40 Format
  • B89 Best Urban Contemporary Format
MORNING DRIVE PROGRAMMING

These categories are for submissions designed for the first block of programming of the day.

  • B90 Best Information/News Talk Show
  • B91 Best Innovative Show
  • B92 Best Music/Personality Show
  • B93 Best Two Way Telephone Talk/Interview Show
PROMOTION SPOTS, OPENS & IDs

These categories are for submissions which promote the image/brand of a station, network, program,or on-air talent. These categories include generic, episodic, and special tune-in announcements; Program Opens; IDs; and Public Service Announcements.

  • B94 Contest Promotion
  • B95 Entertainment Program Promotion
  • B96 Green Promotion
  • B97 News ID
  • B98 News Promotion (Generic)
  • B99 News Promotion (Special Series)
  • B100 Program ID
  • B101 Program Open
  • B102 Public Service Announcement Promotion
  • B103 Sports Promotion
  • B104 Station ID
  • B105 Station Promotion
ONLINE

These categories are for submissions created for online and include all forms of news (including current affairs), entertainment, drama, comedy,sports, religious and music programming. There are also categories for Best online radio and personality.Entries may be short form or long form, recorded or live.

  • B106 Best Online Comedy Program
  • B107 Best Online Drama Program
  • B108 Best Online Music Program
  • B109 Best Online News Program
  • B110 Best Online Radio
  • B111 Best Online Radio Personality
  • B112 Best Online Religious Program
  • B113 Best Online Sports Program
  • B114 Best Online Talk Program
SATELLITE

These categories are for submissions created for satellite distribution and include all forms of news, entertainment,drama, comedy, sports, religious and music programming. There are also categories for Best online radio and radio personality.Entries may be short form or long form.

  • B115 Best Satellite Comedy Program
  • B116 Best Satellite Drama Program
  • B117 Best Satellite Music Program
  • B118 Best Satellite News Program
  • B119 Best Satellite Radio Personality
  • B120 Best Satellite Religious Program
  • B121 Best Satellite Sports Program
  • B122 Best Satellite Talk Program
AUDIO BOOKS

These categories are for submissions which are recordings of a text being read in the format of digital files. Entries may be unabridged or abridged and must be MP3 files.

  • B123 Best Audio Book - Fiction
  • B124 Best Audio Book - Nonfiction
  • B125 Best Narration - Solo
  • B126 Best Narration - Ensemble
AUDIO PODCASTS

These categories are for submissions which are independently produced. Programming originally created for or aired on traditional radio is not eligible. Submissions may include a valid url/link.

  • B127 Business
  • B128 Comedy
  • B129 Culture & The Arts
  • B130 Drama
  • B131 Education
  • B132 Entertainment
  • B133 Health
  • B134 Music NEW
  • B135 News
  • B136 Personal Lives NEW
  • B137 Religion
  • B138 Sports & Recreation
  • B139 Technology
  • B140 Travel & Tourism
STUDENT

These categories are for submissions created by students. Entries may be short form or long form.

  • B141 Best Student Artist Interview/Performance
  • B142 Best Student Comedy
  • B143 Best Student Documentary
  • B144 Best Student Drama Program
  • B145 Best Student Journalist
  • B146 Best Student Music Program
  • B147 Best Student Newscast
  • B148 Best Student Radio Personality
  • B149 Best Student Radio Station
  • B150 Best Student Sportscast

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