New York Festivals Radio Programming & Promotions Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board features a panel of renowned international radio professionals who will generate prominence for the competition and expand the Radio Awards’ global footprint.
The 2010 Radio Programming & Promotions Awards Advisory Board includes: Margaret Low Smith, Head of Radio Programming, National Public Radio, USA; John MacCalman, Broadcast Producer/Consultant, Scotland; Peter Musngi, Vice President News & Sports, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, The Philippines; Dan Southerland, VP for Programming/Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia, USA; Mark Travis, Senior Producer, WFMT Network, USA; Havoc Franklin, Radio Manager Staff & Program Development, CBC, Canada; and Elyse Topalian, Vice President for Communications, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their innovative ideas and depth of knowledge will ensure the competition stays in step with the evolving industry.
Mark Travis, Advisory Board member, Senior Producer, for WFMT Network, commented, “This is an incredible opportunity to join hands with a number of my colleagues from around the world to celebrate our shared vocation. I commend the NYF for creating a board of radio veterans to play “guardian angel” to this competition and I am truly honored to be a member.”
The NYF Radio Programming & Promotions Awards (with entries now extended to 6/30) honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe.
Led by the Advisory Board, the international GRANDJURY™ represents some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry.
All winning entries of the New York Festivals Radio Programming & Promotions Awards Competition are featured at: www.newyorkfestivals.com, and are promoted by network of representatives in 84 countries around the world.
NYF Radio Programming & Promotions Awards also revealed its newly designed trophy, inspired by the classic 1920’s Art Deco microphone made popular during radio’s golden age. The freshly minted trophy will debut at the 2010 Radio Awards ceremony, and will be crafted in gold, silver, and bronze colors representing the competition’s winners ranking. This original design will continue the tradition started fifty-three years ago of honoring the World’s Best Work™, in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe.