New York Festivals 2012 Radio Program & Promotion Awards Announces Call for Entries for World’s Best Radio Programs

New Categories this year include Program Open, Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program, Best Sports Special, and Best Student Documentary.

The 2012 New York Festivals® Radio Program & Promotion Awards, recognizing the World’s Best Radio Programs™, announced its official Call for Entries Monday, January 9, 2012.  Established in 1982, the competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

“The high level of creativity present across all platforms and all genres in the radio industry today, prompts us here at New York Festivals to once again expand the spotlight to include new areas of excellence,” said Rose Anderson, Executive Director, NYF Radio Program & Promotion Awards.

New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards Executive Director Rose Anderson announced several updates. There are now categories for Program Open, Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program, Best Sports Special, Sports & Recreation, Environment & Ecology, and Best Student Documentary. On Air Station Contests are now eligible in the Special Event category. The Podcast group includes 2 new categories: Sports & Recreation and Culture & The Arts.

Denise Donlon, NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board and former General Manager for CBC English Radio had this to say about the competition, “The New York Radio Awards Festival not only celebrates enterprise and investigative journalism, but also honors the creative craft of radio production. In a freewheeling world where information is not only ubiquitous, but often sloppy and ill-informed, an elegant recognition of thoughtful, quality content is more important than ever.”

New York Festivals continually monitors trends in worldwide programming in the broadcast industry and introduces new categories designed to showcase those emerging industry trends. Current category groups include: News Programs, News Reports/Features, Satellite Radio, Information/Documentary, Entertainment, Talk Programs, On-Air Talent, Craft & Technique, Programming Format, Morning Drive Programming, Promotion Spots, IDs, Audio Podcasts, and Student categories.

“The beauty of the Radio Awards Competition is that the judges truly listen to the entries in their own time, devoting the care and attention that the programs merit. The New York Festivals give you the chance to share that magic with the world and be recognized for your creative abilities.” – John MacCalman, NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board, Broadcast Producer/Consultant, Scotland.

The International Radio Program & Promotion Awards will honor 2012’s winning entries on June 18th at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse  in New York City. To enter this year’s competition go to:,1
All award winning entries will be featured at  The deadline for entering the 2012 Radio competition is March 19th, 2012.

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