New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Announces 2017 Grand Jury: Jury Includes 116 Jurors, 35% Women

New York, NY | March 08, 2017

The 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards competition has announced the 2017 Grand Jury. To date, this year’s powerhouse Grand Jury of prominent international radio industry executives represents 20 countries on 6 continents. The 40+ women on the jury are directors, producers, journalists, writers, and sound artists who are passionate about excellence and innovation. The Grand Jury panel’s stellar reputation and diverse areas of expertise across ensure that this peer-judging process provides each entry with the attention it deserves.   

World-wide since 1982, New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards honors the World’s Best Radio Programs℠, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe.

“The level of commitment that our Grand Jury gives is an inspiration to us all. In addition to creating award-winning programs, they volunteer to share their knowledge by reviewing entries submitted from dozens of companies around the world,” said Rose Anderson, VP & Executive Director, New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. “We look for wide experience and demonstrated achievement in our jury members as a way of providing a balanced jury and quantifying fairness in the selection process.”

The roster of companies represented in the Grand Jury is among the worldwide leaders in news, sports, entertainment, the arts and promo. They include BBC, CBC, RTE, Swedish Radio, CBS, SiriusXM, ABC Australia, Radio Television Hong Kong, Radio Rivadavia, Hessischer Rundfunk, KBS, Radio Mirchi, Radio Educacion, MY FM, DB Corp Ltd., RNIB, Radio New Zealand, Radio Mitre S.A., BMP Audio, WNYC Radio and NRK.

Grand Jury members view and score entries based on industry-accepted standards of excellence using a scale of 1 to 10 for the following set of criteria: Production Values,

Creativity, Content Presentation, Direction, Writing, Achievement of Purpose and Audience Suitability. Based on the medal-round scores from the Grand Jury, winners receive one of the following: Gold Trophy, Silver Trophy, Bronze Trophy, or Finalist Certificate. The highest scoring entries receive the Grand Trophy honoring “Best in Show”. Special industry awards include: Broadcaster of the Year, and Production Company of the Year.

Join New York Festivals Monday June 19, 2017 as we honor the World’s Best Radio Programs at an awards ceremony at in New York City. To view the 2016 World’s Best Radio Program Ceremony Gala, please visit:

Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Radio Awards website. To View the 2016 winners please visit the Radio Awards showcase: HERE. For more information on New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury, please visit: HERE.

The deadline to enter the 2017 World’s Best Radio Programs competition is March 17, 2017. To enter go to: Log In and for additional information go to: Rules and Regulations.

Production Hub is the official media sponsor of the 2017 Radio Program Awards.

Press inquiries should be directed to Gayle Mandel:, Ph: 1 212 643 4800.


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