NZME radio programmes take home awards

Two NZME radio programmes have won awards at a worldwide radio competition in New York. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Two NZME radio programmes have won awards at a worldwide radio competition in New York. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Two NZME radio programmes have won awards at a worldwide radio competition in New York.

The Anzac Centenary Tribute, a four-part 2015 Anzac documentary commemorating the Gallipoli landings voiced by Leighton Smith on Newstalk ZB, won two awards at the New York Festival's World Best Radio Programmes ceremony.

Writer/director Josh Couch won a gold award for Best Writing, and the programme won a silver award for Best History Documentary.

The Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids' Show broadcast on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport on Christmas morning won a silver award for Best Children's Show, while director Phil Guyan won a Bronze award for Best Director.

Jack Tame, Rachel Smalley and Smith all contributed to the children's show through reading children's stories, and in Tame's case, also through singing.

NZME owns several radio stations and the New Zealand Herald among other enterprises.

- NZ Herald

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