Sunday, September 24, 2023

CBC/Radio-Canada, JAZZ.FM91 claim Gold at New York Festivals

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2022 Storytellers Gala award-winners, celebrating audio creators from 24 countries.

This year’s Gold winners from Canada included CBC Radio’s The Doc Project – The Skyluck Journals, which won in the Documentary History category. Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 (CJRT-FM) won Best Jazz Format, while Radio-Canada’s Interprètes afghans: partir ou mourir (Afghan Interpreters: Leave or Die) won Best Narrative/Documentary Podcast.

CBC productions claimed another two Silver awards – one in the Science & Technology category for Quirks & Quarks’ Black in Science Special, and another for Best Music Program Host for CBC Reclaimed’s Jarrett Martineau. Radio-Canada’s Enoch Arden, From the Balcony of ICI Premiere won Silver for Best Drama Special.

JAZZ.FM91 General Manager Dana Wigle called the not-for-profit station’s win “a tremendous honour.”

“It speaks to the incredible talent of our hard-working staff, the passion and loyalty of our listener-supporters, and the brilliant artists and storytellers we get to feature every single day,” said Wigle, in a release. “It’s amazing what this community accomplishes together.”

JAZZ.FM91 was also a finalist in three categories.

All entries in the 2022 competition were judged online by NYF’s Radio Awards Grand Jury of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe.

Find the full list of Canadian winners and finalists here.


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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