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.