Congratulations To All!
Please join us in congratulating the winners, runners-up and finalists of the 24th Radio And Production Awards! We have a lot of newcomers to welcome to the Winner’s Table! First time trophy winners include Ron Tarrant who picks up two trophies, one for Feature Production and one for Large Market Promo. Ryan Leininger gets his first for Small Market Commercial, Brian Viggiani gets his first in Large Market Commercials, Terry Purcell gets his first in Small Market Promos, Kieran Bell gets his first in Medium Market Promos, and Chris Shapcotte gets his first in Large Market Promos as co-producer with Ron Tarrant.
And welcome back for return visits, Jesse Simon, who grabs his third trophy and Chris Pottage, who adds trophy number 5 to his collection as co-producer with Ron Tarrant in their Feature Production entry. This win for Chris moves him into 4th place for all time trophy wins behind John D. Masecar, Joel Moss and Ross McIntyre!
We keep track of the trophy count for the producers only, simply because this is how it started 24 years ago. But it goes without saying that the copywriters and VO talents are key to the success of these entries, and they are winners as well. That’s why we offer every individual involved in any of the 35 entries on this list a chance to purchase their own trophies, plaques and/or certificates. Congratulations to all!
Feature Productions – All Markets
WINNER: Kiss 102.7 - Station Launch. Kiss 102.7/Rogers Broadcasting, Toronto, ON, Canada. Producers: Ron Tarrant, Chris Pottage; Copywriters: Ron Tarrant, Chris Pottage; Voice Talent: Trevor Shand, Wendy K. Gray
1st Runner-up: Armistice Day 2013. UKRD, Bristol, United Kingdom. Producer: Colin McGinness; Copywriter: Colin McGinness; Voice Talent: Gerard Fletcher
2nd Runner-up: We Are Calgary - Jack FM. Rogers Radio Group, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer: Jesse Simon; Copywriter: David Lloyd; Voice Talent: Paul Boucher
Finalist: Spaceman Chris Hadfield - 98.1 CHFI. Kiss 92.5/Rogers Broadcasting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Producer: Chris Pottage; Copywriter: Julie Adam; Voice Talent: John Pleisse
Finalist: WCRF 55th Anniversary. 103.3 WCRF-FM/Moody Radio, Cleveland, Ohio. Producer: Jonathan Dentler; Copywriter: Jonathan Dentler; Voice Talent: Dean Sippel, Bob Devine, Dick Florence, Bill Pearce, Chuck Christensen, Don Cole, Tedd Seelye, Jonathan Dentler
Small Market Commercials
WINNER: Sun Taxi - The Taxi Rap. Rogers Broadcasting, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Producer: Ryan Leininger; Copywriter: Ryan Leininger; Voice Talent: Ryan Leininger, Nick Bernard
1st Runner-up: Shift - Newcastle Nissan. Island Radio, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Producer: Russ More; Copywriter: Matt Fogarty; Voice Talent: Darren Szpak, Ed MacDougall
2nd Runner-up: Floor Décor – Torture. UKRD Group, Bristol, United Kingdom. Producer: Langley Gerrard; Copywriter: Charley Christopher; Voice Talent: Sarah Parnell, Steffan La Touche, Chris Grant
Finalist: Autosound Plus - Own the Road. CKIZ KISS FM, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Producer: Martin Niedballa; Copywriter: Andrew Laird; Voice Talent: Randi Delisimunovic, Dan Earl
Finalist: Rozick’s Greenhouse - The Giant. Forever Broadcasting, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Producer: Andy Berkowitz. Copywriter: Andy Berkowitz; Voice Talent: Andy Berkowitz
Medium Market Commercials
WINNER: The Insurance Shuffle - Cowen Agencies. Rogers Radio Group, Calgary, AB, Canada. Producer: Jesse Simon; Copywriter: Lisa McLean; Voice Talent: Jesse Simon, JC Campos, Lisa McLean, Don Richard
1st Runner-up: Urban Mine - Alu-ma-nuh. Bell Media, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Producer: Ryan Ghidoni; Copywriter: Sabrina Jackson; Voice Talent: Raccoon Carney, Gerri Knight, Vanessa Wilkinson, Roy Jemison
2nd Runner-up: Western Surgery - Mummy Tummy. Bell Media, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Producer: Ryan Ghidoni; Copywriter: Gerri Knight; Voice Talent: Gerri Knight, Sabrina Jackson
Finalist: Radio Needs New Blood - Still Fresh. Southern Cross Austereo/Melbourne Radio School, Perth, WA, Australia. Producer: Sophie Jackson; Copywriter: Aussie Moore; Voice Talent: John Burgess, Damon Herriman
Large Market Commercials
WINNER: Midtown Car Wash – Censored. Evanov Radio Group, Toronto, ON, Canada. Producer: Brian Viggiani; Copywriter: Adam Smachylo; Voice Talent: Marisa Mariani, Brendan Woods, and Andrew Mallon
1st Runner-up: Sobieski Vodka – Fleenblort. Rogers Media, Toronto, ON, Canada. Producer: Justin Dove; Copywriter: Dave Calvert; Voice Talent: Bob Magee
2nd Runner-up: JR Furniture - Don’t Be Shy. Rogers Radio, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Producer: Mike Sherlock; Copywriter: Rob Berridge; Voice Talent: Rob Berridge; Chris Coburn; Vanessa Chiu
Finalist: DVC Ventures - Holiday Groups. Rogers Radio, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Producer: Mike Sherlock; Copywriter: Michael Popil; Voice Talent: Travis Goodman
Finalist: Ice Level Source for Sports - Yeah!. Newcap Radio, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Producer: Jay Helmus; Copywriter: Chris Leitz; Voice Talent: Cole Alford, Jay Helmus