New York Festivals 2012 Radio Program & Promotion Awards Announces Call for Entries for World's Best Radio Program


New York, NY | January 09, 2012

The 2012 New York Festivals® Radio Program & Promotion Awards, recognizing the World’s Best Radio Programs™, announced its official Call for Entries Monday, January 9, 2012.  Established in 1982, the competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.  


“The high level of creativity present across all platforms and all genres in the radio industry today, prompts us here at New York Festivals to once again expand the spotlight to include new areas of excellence,” said Rose Anderson, Executive Director, NYF Radio Program & Promotion Awards.

New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards Executive Director Rose Anderson announced several updates. There are now categories for Program Open, Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program, Best Sports Special, Sports & Recreation, Environment & Ecology, and Best Student Documentary. On Air Station Contests are now eligible in the Special Event category. The Podcast group includes 2 new categories: Sports & Recreation and Culture & The Arts.

Denise Donlon, NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board and former General Manager for CBC English Radio had this to say about the competition, “The New York Radio Awards Festival not only celebrates enterprise and investigative journalism, but also honors the creative craft of radio production. In a freewheeling world where information is not only ubiquitous, but often sloppy and ill-informed, an elegant recognition of thoughtful, quality content is more important than ever.”

New York Festivals continually monitors trends in worldwide programming in the broadcast industry and introduces new categories designed to showcase those emerging industry trends. Current category groups include: News Programs, News Reports/Features, Satellite Radio, Information/Documentary, Entertainment, Talk Programs, On-Air Talent, Craft & Technique, Programming Format, Morning Drive Programming, Promotion Spots, IDs, Audio Podcasts, and Student categories.

“The beauty of the Radio Awards Competition is that the judges truly listen to the entries in their own time, devoting the care and attention that the programs merit. The New York Festivals give you the chance to share that magic with the world and be recognized for your creative abilities.” - John MacCalman, NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board, Broadcast Producer/Consultant, Scotland.

Since 1990, the NYF’s Radio Awards and the United Nations Department of Public Information offer the opportunity for entrants to be awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information Award.  This award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.   
In 2011, RTE Radio, Ireland, earned the title of Broadcaster of the Year Award.  Pirate Group Inc, Canada, received the inaugural Production Company of the Year Award and  the following companies earned Grand Trophies: Pirate Group Inc., Canada, KUT 90.5FM Austin, and RTE Ireland.

2011 NYF Radio Award winners also include: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Ben Manilla Productions, British Broadcasting, Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle, ESPN, Fresh Air Production, George Washington University, Global Radio, Radio Clyde, Radio Free Asia, Radio Mirchi, Radio Netherlands, Radio Television Hong Kong, Sirius XM Radio, Ten Alps Radio, WNYC Public Radio, WFMT, and The New York Philharmonic.



New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards Grand Jury enlists jurists from all over the world, representing some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry.  Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium. 

The New York Fesitvals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards will honor 2012’s winning entries on June 18th at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse  in New York City. To enter this year’s competition go to:,1
The deadline for entering the 2012 Radio competition is March 19th, 2012.  All award winning entries will be featured at   

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

International Awards Group, founded in 1957, organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:  AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Program & Promotion Awards.  Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to