Craig ‘Huggy’ Huggins nominated as Best Music Program host in international awards
GOLD 104.3’s Craig ‘Huggy’ Huggins is in the running for the New York Festivals Radio Awards in the Best Music Program Host category.
In the category, he is up against the UK’s Edith Bowman and Absolute Radio’s Skin.
The 2021 NYF Radio Award winners will be announced on October 12 at the annual Storytellers gala taking place at NAB in Las Vegas.
Huggins, who celebrated 30 years with GOLD 104.3 this year, said he’s really humbled to be a finalist.
“It’s my 40th year in radio and I really still loving every second of it, so this is a real honour. We have a wonderful team at GOLD 104.3 that I’m very lucky to be a part of. I have a green and gold scarf my wife made me years ago. I’ve been wearing during the games. Perhaps I should keep it out just in case,” he said.
There are also a number of other nominees from Australia, particularly the ABC and SBS.
Earshot’s ‘Kangaroo cuddles – life inside a premmie baby unit’ is up for the Documentary Award in both the Social Issues and Health/Medical categories, while Stuff The British Stole with Marc Fennell is up for Documentary in the History category.
‘How fracking could threaten Australia’s Paris target’ from the ABC’s Background Briefing is also up for Best Investigative Report and Best Social Justice Report under the News Programs umbrella.
Fennell’s audio work makes another appearance on the nominees list, with his Audible Australia podcast Nut Jobs: Cracking California’s Strangest $10 Million Heist scoring nominations for Serialized Podcast and Narrative/ Documentary Podcast.
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) gathered two nominations, one for ‘Home and Housed – From The Embers’ in the Environment & Ecology Documentary category, and another for ‘The Glowing Island – From The Embers’ in the Climate Change & Sustainability Documentary category.
SBS also had three podcast nominations for Racism Within, The Uluru Statement from the Heart in Your Language and A Moment in Time: Stories of Older Australians.
StoryProjects was also nominated for the Birds Eye View podcast, as was 2SER for Think: Sustainability.