NZ Radio Award finalists announced

The 2016 New Zealand Radio Award finalists have been announced.

Best Music Breakfast Show finalists include:
Simon Barnett, Gary McCormick, Chris Bond, Samantha Baxter, Jason Royal, Christian Boston – More FM Network

Jay-Jay Harvey, Mike Puru, Dominic Harvey, Carl Thompson, Kerry Gregory, Sophie Hallwright – The Edge Network

Vaughan Smith, Carl Fletcher, Megan Sellers – ZM Network

The Hits Breakfast Dunedin with Callum Procter, Patrina Roche – The Hits Dunedin

Mike West, Gareth Pringle, Johnelle Hosking, Renee Pink – More FM Manawatu

Steve Joll, Kath Bier, Will Maisey – The Breeze Wellington

Jason Hawkins, Polly Harding – ZM Network

The Edge Afternoons with Guy Williams, Sharyn Casey, Clint Roberts, Chang Hung – The Edge Network

Jono Pryor, Ben Boyce, Duncan Heyde, Daniel Webby, Bronwynn Bakker – The Rock Network

Stu Smith – The Breeze Wellington

Katrina Smith – The Breeze Wellington


 Best Talk Presenter/s – All Markets

Mike Hosking, Emily Winstanley, Glenn Hart – Newstalk ZB Network

Paul Henry – RadioLIVE Network

Rachel Smalley, Laura Smith – Newstalk ZB Network


 Best Talkback Presenter/s – All Markets

Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch, Tyler Adams – Newstalk ZB Christchurch

Tim Fookes, Philippa Ormrod – Newstalk ZB Wellington

Leighton Smith, Carolyn Leaney – Newstalk ZB Network


Radio Industry Awards Committee Chairman, Bill Francis says: “The judges have had some tough decision-making over the last few weeks in sorting out the finalists from the huge amount of outstanding entries received,”


For a full list of finalists, click here.


The winners will be announced at an awards function to be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Friday 20th May. As in past years, the awards announcements will be streamed live to the rest of the country.