UK Indie radio producers secure 41 nominations at New York International Radio Festival awards

UK indie radio producers were celebrating another strong showing in the nominations for the New York International Radio Festival Awards, with no fewer than 41 nominations going to a total of 21 production companies.

The UK-made indie shows are spread across 19 different categories including Best Music Special, Best Innovation, Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Programme, Station ID and Best Drama Special.

D-Day: 70 Years on, created and produced by TBI Media with Snappin’ Turtle for BBC Radio 2, was alone nominated for seven separate awards including Best Live Music Special and Best Innovation. 

Wise Buddah also picked up a range of nominations, including Wise Buddah Jingles for Best Station ID. Pozzitive picked up nominations for three different comedy series. 

Out-of-London companies in the list include Made In Manchester, Bafflegab, Alfi Media and Fresh Air Productions.

A RIG spokesman said: “This is yet another great performance from UK indie producers, with nominations from a wide spread of companies based both inside and outside the M25. It only adds to the fact that our sector is continuing to produce a diverse range of successful creative content”.

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Contact: Tim Wilson, media adviser on 07909 560 374

NOTES

1.The Radio Independents Group (RIG) is the trade body representing the UK independent radio production sector. The sector is made up of approximately 150 creative companies, spread around the whole of the UK. RIG members represent around 95% of industry turnover. These creative companies make radio content for commercial networks as well as BBC networks. They also produce a variety of audio-led content for corporate clients, as well as overseas networks and companies. Audiobooks, podcasts, museum audio-guides, audio games and other multimedia formats. It is estimated the sector employs around 2,000 people, mostly in skilled production roles.

2.The New York Festivals Radio Awards will take place in Manhattan on 22nd June 2015. http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/radio/

3.A spreadsheet of all Indie nominations can be viewed/downloaded here 

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