Locals among the winners at New York Festival Radio Awards

The New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards were held overnight, with broadcasters from Australia and New Zealand honoured with awards.
SBS, Colin Black and Masako Fukui were Gold Radio winners for their human-interest stories, sound art and history, respectively. The ABC was a Silver Radio Winner and Bay FM 99.9 a Bronze Radio Winner, both in the social issues category. The ABC, SBS and Liz Thompson all picked up finalist certificates. Find more information on the Australian winners here.
Radio New Zealand and the Christian Broadcasting Association were the New Zealand Winners. Radio New Zealand won Gold and Silver Radio Awards and picked up a few Finalist Certificates across a range of topics. The Christian Broadcasting Association was a Gold Radio Winner for Best Writing and Children’s program. Find more information on the New Zealand winners here.
The big honours however, were awarded overseas with RTÉ Ireland winning Broadcaster of Year and TBI Media UK with Production Company of the Year. In addition, three prominent companies earned the Grand Award: New York Philharmonic USA, TBI Media UK, and WNYC- Radiolab USA.
It was the third time that RTÉ received Broadcaster of the Year and the network also earned 6 Gold trophies, 9 Silver (plus a UNDPI Silver trophy), 4 Bronze, and 9 Finalist Certificates.
Jim Jennings, Managing Director of RTÉ Radio, said: “For RTÉ Radio to be named New York Festivals’ Broadcaster of the Year for the third time is truly an honour. The win is testament not only to the collective output of our stations, but also to the global appeal of our programming. In this digital age, that is shaping and changing the way people listen, it is important that our content appeals to our international audience as much as our listeners in Ireland.”
TBI Media UK not only won Production Company of the Year, but also won the Grand Award in the Best Special Event category for D-Day: 70 Years On.
The New York Philharmonic This Week earned the Grand Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program along with 5 Gold trophies, 1 Silver trophy, and 1 Bronze. 
WNYC – Radiolab USA was honoured with the Grand Award in the National Or International Affairs category for 60 Words, a program that analysed the effect Authorisation for Use of Military Force law brought about by 9/11.
The 2015 Grand Jury awarded 3 Grand Awards, 53 Gold trophies, 62 Silver, 58 Bronze, and 117 Finalist Certificates submitted from 32 countries. All entries were judged online by the NYF Radio Awards Grand Jury of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe.
View the full 2015 Radio Awards winners showcase here.