Star 104.5’s Rabbit and Julie Goodwin breakfast show have won silver at the recent New York Festivals Radio Awards for their children’s audio book entry Bookcase Solves the Problem.
After Rabbit shared his dream to voice the audio for a book, his co-host Julie revealed that her mother Marlene, had written a children’s book for her and her siblings 35 years ago, so Rabbit insisted the book be dragged out of a box in the garage, a place it had rested for decades, and produced into an audio book with the help of Star 104.5 listeners.
The story was developed into a radio play and eight listeners from across the Central Coast were cast as characters in the story and Rabbit finally got his chance to be a narrator.
Thirty-five countries entered the New York Festivals Radio Awards, with Marlene and the team delighted to initially be named a finalist in the top eight, before Bookcase Solves the Problem was awarded silver in the Best Children’s Audiobook category last month.
The team at Star 104.5 along with Julie’s mum Marlene were absolutely delighted that ‘Bookcase Solves The Problem’ not only brought joy to the Goodwin family growing up, but also to their listeners, as well as receiving international accolades.
Julie Goodwin says “It’s been so thrilling for mum to have her book come to life like this. I am so proud of her and grateful to the team at Star and our listeners for being creative and proactive in making this come together.”