2ser & SBS win big at New York Radio awards

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2SER, SBS Radio

Aussie radio has taken the spotlight at the New York Festivals Radio Awards this week, with both 2ser and SBS Radio taking home awards.

2ser 107.3 won three gongs at the awards, including a Silver Award for history podcast History Lab and a Bronze Award for Think: Health.

Ninah Kopel also won a Bronze Award for Best Student Documentary.

“A great amount of research and care is put into the production of every episode of these programs and podcasts,” said 2SER Managing Director Martin Walters.

“The credit goes to a team of very dedicated audio producers who have learnt their craft here at 2SER, and we couldn’t be prouder”.

SBS Radio won two awards for an investigation titled ‘The Interview Which Uncovered An Alleged Torturer’

It took out both the Gold Award for the Best Investigative Report and a Bronze Award for the Best Radio Report.

“I feel humbled and honoured to be recognised by the New York Festivals Radio Awards,” said producer Florencia Melgar.

“The accolades are a testimony that investigative reporting still has social impact and the ability to influence action.”

Radio all-rounder Steve Barker scored a Bronze Award for his coverage of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, which he covers every year.

“To present the Blue Water classic (IN NON-YACHTIE speak), the longest and last on the Aussie sporting calendar, over the four days is always a thrill and geez I’m happy the judges in Manhattan felt the same!” said Barker.

Other entrants from Australia included the ABC, SBS, The Age and NOVA Entertainment, as well as international broadcasters such as BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR and more.

The full list of winners is available here.

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