NYF Radio Awards Celebrates 100 Years of Radio


With the digital audio arena encompassing music-streaming, podcasts, online and satellite radio, radio has come a very long way since the first radio broadcast of election coverage by KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh on November 2, 1920.

“Having been a part of the NYF Grand jury and Radio Advisory board for several years, I’m so pleased to see the competition join forces with NAB,” said Mark Travis, Associate Director of Media and Production at the New York Philharmonic and a member of the NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board. “I can think of no better platform for the world’s best radio than an organization like NAB, which has celebrating ‘bringing content to life’ for close to a century. This is a bold new chapter for NYF and I simply can’t wait to hear this year’s entries.”

In honor of this momentous invention, New York Festivals Radio Awards will celebrate 100 years of Radio while bringing together global storytellers from both the Radio and TV & Film industry on the same stage.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards will kick off their inaugural  Storytellers Gala on Tuesday, April 21 at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Lou Simon, Radio Producer for SiriusXM Radio and NYF Radio Awards Grand Jury member, said, “One hundred years ago, in 1920, radio linked a formerly insular public and created common ground for understanding, for sharing of culture, for education and entertainment. Today, more than ever, through podcasts and global distribution, broadcasters touch hearts and minds around the world and around the clock. It’s wonderful to gather and celebrate some of our shining examples of freedom and integrity.”

Radio storytelling begins with a distinctive voice and ends with a captivating narrative that engages listeners on a broad range of topics.

New York Festivals Radio Awards roster of categories celebrates the innovative storytelling from content creators from 40 countries around the world.

“In dark days or divisive troubled times, stories can be the lifeblood to creating understanding between people and touch the very heart of humanity and civilization,” said Valerie Geller, also a member of the NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board. “NYF honors the importance of powerful storytelling on a global level. I am proud to be a part of this organization.”

The 2020 Storyteller’s gala celebrates the tenth year of NYF’s strategic partnership with the annual NAB Show. As content creators from around the globe take to the stage, world-class content from prominent radio stations, networks, international independent producers and presenters will be recognized and awarded.

Attendees to the 2020 Storyteller’s Gala will also have access to NAB’s multi-day event.

The deadline to enter the 2020 Radio Awards competition is February 1. To enter please visit: HERE, for additional information visit: Rules and Regulations.