2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards Finalists include several Australian entries

The 2021 Radio Awards Grand Jury of creative media professionals and content creators from around the globe have selected this year’s finalists based on production values, writing, creativity, direction, achievement of purpose, and audience suitability.
Entries achieving Finalist status will advance to the next round to determine gold, silver, and bronze trophies.
VP/Executive Director, New York Festivals Radio Awards, Rose Anderson, says, “Once again, this year’s Finalists in addition to appealing to their own listeners, also impressed the Grand Jury with their mastery of the audio medium.  Across all genres, they proved that radio – the original social medium – is robust and thriving.  From podcasts and audiobooks to sound art and breaking news, these talented storytellers bring the world together and engage in real time.” 
Global broadcasters led the way including the 2020 NYF Broadcaster of the Year, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and RTÉ Ireland, 2019 Broadcaster of the Year.
Additional prominent broadcasters moving on to the medal round: BBC, CBS Radio, Bloomberg, Radio New Zealand, Westwood One, SiriusXM, ESPN, and National Radio of Argentina.
For 2021 new categories were unveiled across all genres to shine the spotlight on Social Justice and the finalists include: How fracking could threaten Australia’s Paris target (Australian Broadcasting Corp.), and Racism Within (SBS Australia
Documentaries give a voice to unique points of view, shine the spotlight on real-life events past and present, inform, educate, and captivate and the finalists include Stuff The British Stole (ABC Radio Australia). 

GOLD104.3’s radio host Craig ‘ Huggy’ Huggins is a finalist in the Best Music Program Host category.
 On learning the news, Huggy said: “I’m really humbled to be a finalist. It’s my 40th year in radio and I really still loving every second of it, so this is a real honour.  We have a wonderful team at GOLD104.3 that I’m very lucky to be a part of. I have a green and gold scarf my wife made me years ago. I’ve been wearing during the games. Perhaps I should keep it out just in case.”
In May this year, Huggy celebrated a milestone marking 30 years with GOLD104.3 in Melbourne.

 The Radio Awards receives entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honor the achievements of the men and women who make up the global audio storytelling community.
To view the complete list of the New York Festivals Radio Awards Finalist Visit: 2021 Finalists.
The 2021 NYF Radio Award winners will be announced on October 12th at the annual Storytellers gala taking place at NAB in Las Vegas.
Australian Finalists

2SER 107.3
Think: Sustainability
Documentary: Climate Change & Sustainability
Stuff The British Stole 
Documentary: History
ABC Radio National
Kangaroo Cuddles
Documentary: Social Issues
Documentary: Health/Medical
Nut Jobs: Cracking California’s Strangest $10 Million Dollar Heist
Podcasts:Narrative/Documentary Podcast
Podcasts: Serialized Podcast
ABC Sydney
How fracking could threaten Australia’s Paris target
NEWS PROGRAMS: Best Investigative Report
NEWS PROGRAMS: Best Social Justice Report
Australian Radio Network
Craig “Huggy” Huggins
On-Air Talent: Best Music Program Host
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Home and Housed – From The Embers
Documentary: Environment & Ecology
The Glowing Island – From The Embers
Documentary: Climate Change & Sustainability
A Moment in Time: Stories of Older Australians 
Podcasts: Personal Lives Podcast
The Uluru Statement from the Heart in your language
Podcasts: Education Podcast
Racism within
Podcasts: Social Justice Podcast [new]
Podcasts: Social Justice Podcast [new]


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