New York, NY - May 13, 2013 - New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promos Awards announced the finalists for its The World's Best Radio Programs awards. The competition received submissions from 36 countries, and honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers. The 2013 grand Jury selected 233 entries as finalists. All radio finalists go on to the medal round of judging to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation saw 19 entries moving on to the medal round, followed by RTE Ireland with 14 and TBI Media United Kingdom with eight entries moving forward. Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. India, 100-102 Today's FM Ireland, and BBC UK were each honored with seven finalists.
ESPN USA, Radio Television Hong Kong, and Real and Smooth Radio United Kingdom each had six entries achieve finalist status. Wise Buddah Creative United Kingdom saw five entries moving forward as finalist. The following companies each had three entries moving on to the medals round: Wise Buddha Jingles & Music Imaging Ltd.; O'Reilly Television Inc. Canada; British Forces Broadcasting Service England; Radio France; Fever 104 FM India; Radio Mirchi 98.3FM India; Radio Netherlands Worldwide; GMG Radio United Kingdom; Ben Manilla Productions, Inc. USA; New York Philharmonic USA; and Sirius XM Radio USA. The complete list of 2013 Radio Finalists is online.
In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), New York Festivals established the United Nations Awards in 1990 to honor radio programs that best exemplifies the aims and ideals of the United Nations. Finalists in the 2013 Radio Awards who meet these criteria will be judged by a panel convened by the United Nations to select the Gold, Silver and Bronze UNDPI Award winners.