Radio Awards

The podcast version of the popular ESPN Films “30 for 30” series won the Grand Award at this week’s 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan. In addition, “30 for 30 Podcasts” was a Gold Radio Winner in the Narrative/Documentary Podcast category and a Bronze Radio Winner for Sports Broadcast.

“One thing we love about the New York Festivals is how widely they listen,” ESPN “30 for 30” producer/host Jody Avirgan said in a release. “Winners come from all over the world and take all sorts of creative approaches to this medium. So, we’re particularly honored to be among such a diverse and inspiring group of radio-makers.”

Named a Gold Radio Winner and a Silver Radio Winner in the Technology Podcast category was Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s NASA/JPL-centric “On A Mission”; while a Bronze Radio Winner trophy was awarded in the Technology category to Intelligence Squared U.S. for the “Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates” podcast. In the Sports Podcast category, Al Jazeera’s Media Network’s “Game of Our Lives,” originating in Qatar, was a Silver Radio Winner—also picking up a Gold Radio Winner designation in the News Podcast column—while TBI Media’s BBC Radio 5 Live podcast “Tailenders” was a Bronze Radio Winner trophy in Sports.

Australia’s The Age newspaper was the Gold Radio Winner in the Personal Lives Podcast category for its “Wrong Skin” podcast; with Athena Media’s Irish podcast “The Family of Things: Tony Bates” named the Bronze Radio Winner. “The Joys of Jazz Podcast” was the Silver Radio Winner in Music.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards is an international competition and this year included entries from 35 countries. Among major category winners, RTÉ Ireland was honored as Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year.

And Westwood One picked up four trophies: Westwood One News was named a Gold Radio Winner for its coverage of the Parkland Shootings in the Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story category. The network picked up two Silver Radio Awards for Best Extended News Coverage of Hurricane Michael and for “America in the Morning,” which won Best News Magazine. “The Year That Shook America & 1968: Turn On Tune In Change Channels” won a Bronze Radio Award for the network in the Best News Documentary or Special category.

For a complete list of the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Award winners, visit HERE.