Radio Broadcasting Grand Trophies go to Australia and England; Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is honored with Broadcaster of the Year

New York, June 20, 2008 Last night, the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting from around the globe was honored at the annual 2008 New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards Gala. Grand Trophies were awarded to The Australian Broadcasting Corporation for "The Brain Under Siege" for Health/Medical, and Brook Lapping Productions for BBC Radio 4, "I Should Be Proud (Parts 1 and 2)" for Culture & The Arts. This Years Award’s Gala was held on Thursday June 19th at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. was awarded Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row. CBC was a standout, honored with an impressive cache of thirteen World Medals, taking away 3 Gold, 5 Silver, and 5 Bronze. Gold Medalists include: Best Drama Special for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s acclaimed drama series, “Afghanada: Remembrance Day Special” which offers a look at the human side of the war in Afghanistan. Other Gold Medalists include: for Breaking News Story, NewsTalk 1010 CFRB “The Jordan Manners Murder”; and for Best Editing, CBC’s “Ideas – Invisible Cities: Toronto.”

The United States and England tied for the number of World Medals awarded with 24 each: The United States with 9 Gold, 5 Silver, and 10 Bronze medals; England with 8 Gold, 10 Silver, and 6 Bronze.

Bill Bradley, former United States Senator and former pro basketball player for the New York Knicks, was honored with a Bronze Medal, in the Talk Program: Interview category, for his “American Voices”. “American Voices”, which airs weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio, features stories, opinions and accomplishments of both the famous and the unknown from all across America.

This year’s New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Award entries were up 5% over last years submissions. This truly international awards presentation honors “The World’s Best Workâ„¢” in radio broadcasting with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from all over the world. All work is judged by an international jury of renowned industry professionals representing the top creative minds in their field from 12 countries and spanning 5 continents.

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About the New York Festivals:
The New York Festivals (NYF) oversees six international awards competitions: Television and Radio Advertising; Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising; Film & Video; Television Broadcasting; Radio Broadcasting; and now Interactive & Alternative Media. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. In addition, NYF also oversees three stand-alone international competitions: The Midas Awards for financial services communications, the Global Awards for healthcare communications and the AME Awards for advertising and marketing effectiveness. Founded in 1957, NYF now has representation in 62 countries. For more information, go to

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