RNZ wins three medals at the New York Festivals Radio Awards


RNZ received three medals at the prestigious international competition New York Festival Radio Awards announced during a virtual gala presentation today.

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RNZ Concert received Silver for Best Live Sound for NZSO’s World Premiere of Gareth Farr’s ‘Ngā Hihi o Matariki’, Let’s Be TRANSparent received Bronze in Personal Lives Podcast and History Podcast entertaining Black Sheep added to its long list of awards with a bronze medal in the Narrative/Documentary Podcast category.

RNZ Managing Director and Editor Paul Thompson said the New York Radio Festivals Awards are one of the most prestigious international media awards and receiving three medals is a brilliant recognition of the quality of the work of the RNZ. ‘organization.

“RNZ is about telling stories that are important to New Zealanders – this can be through music like Gareth Farr’s amazing new composition for Matariki, a podcast about parenting transgender children or a series like Black Sheep which features some of the least illustrious figures in our country’s history,” Thompson said.

“It is great to see RNZ projects that are so different in so many facets of the organization shortlisted for the awards this year. the three projects that received medals this year A special mention to William Ray who received a medal two years in a row for Black Sheep.

Black Sheep is believed to be New Zealand’s most awarded podcast of all time, winning numerous awards over six seasons.

Just last year, Black Sheep received Best Episodic Podcast at the Voyager Media Awards, two awards at the NZ Radio Awards (Best Daily or Weekly Feature – Factual and Best Entertainment Podcast), two awards at the first NZ Podcast Awards (Best Culture & Arts podcast and Best True Crime podcast) and another bronze medal at the NY Festival Radio Awards (History/Documentary Podcast).

Next up for William Ray is a second series of The Aotearoa History Show, which will be released on May 2.

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