New York Festivals web► New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards, honoring the World’s Best Radio Programs, announced this year’s award-winners at the 2016 Radio Program Awards Gala at New York City’s Manhattan Penthouse. The title of Broadcaster of the Year was awarded to the British Broadcasting Corporation. London-based TBI Media earned Production Company of the Year. The 2016 Grand Jury honored Athena Media, the BBC, and TBI Media with the Grand Award. The BBC also earned 7 Gold trophies, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze, 5 Finalist Certificates and two UNDPI Awards. TBI Media UK received the Production Company of the Year Award.  “The Battle of Britain at 75” TBI with Snappin’ Turtle Productions earned the Grand Award for Special Event. TBI also earned 8 Gold trophies, 1 Silver trophy and 2 Finalist Certificates. RTE Ireland programs earned 4 Gold trophies including: “The Lyric Feature: Vocal Chords: The Odyssey of the Voice,” “My Uncle Jack,” “Mick Meaney - Buried Alive,” and “An Open Verdict.” The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earned Gold for Ideas “High Culture,” and The Current “Anna Maria Tremonti Montage” also received a Gold trophy for Best Talk Show Host.  Other CBC programs earning Gold trophies:  The Sunday Edition “All The Way Home,” “DNTO Swimming to Freedom: The Incredible Story of Yahya Samatar” and Campus “Going in Circles.” Best Sound entries scored multiple Golds including: “Wise Buddah Jingles Portfolio 2015/16” Wise Buddah UK and “Making Up; eleven scenes from a Bangkok Hotel” RMIT University Australia, RMIT’s entry also received a second Gold for Best Writing.  Both “The Vinyl Cafe in Chicago” The Vinyl Café Canada, and The ANZAC Centenary Tribute” CBA New Zealand each received Gold trophies for Best Writing. View all of the 2016 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs winners at ►