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2020 NZ Radio Awards winners announced

Friday 15 May, 2020

The winners of the 2020 New Zealand Radio Awards have been announced today.
Regretfully, due to COVID-19, the annual live event was unable to take place this year.
The awards acknowledged the great content produced within all aspects of the radio industry. They recognise the on-air personalities, news & sports coverage, marketing, advertising and community involvement.

2020 NZ Radio winners announced Friday

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

The New Zealand Radio Industry Awards Committee will make a video announcement of the winners of the 2020 NZ Radio Awards this Friday.
This will be available to view on the RBA website at 12 noon (NZT) this Friday 15 May.
A full list of all the finalists & winners will be available on radioinfo following the announcement.

2020 NZ Radio finalists have been announced

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

The finalists for the 2020 NZ Radio Awards have been revealed with the winners announced on Thursday 14 May.
The NZ radio industry has agreed the 2020 NZ Radio Awards will not be proceeding as a live event this year.

NZ Radio Awards will proceed, but not as a live event

Friday 27 March, 2020

Given the events of recent weeks, the NZ radio  industry has agreed the 2020 NZ Radio Awards will not be proceeding as a live event this year.

Judging has already started and has been extended until Monday 20 April to allow judges more time to complete their categories given the additional pressures placed on everyone at this time.

NZ Radio Awards nominations open on Monday

Thursday 30 January, 2020

Entries for the 2020 NZ Radio Awards open next Monday 3 February.
The New Zealand Radio Awards began in 1978 and were created with the aim of supporting and recognising excellence in radio broadcasting in New Zealand, honouring personalities, programming, news and sports reporting, production and creativity within the industry.

Entries for the NZ Radio Awards open early in 2020

Thursday 12 December, 2019

Entries for the 2020 NZ Radio Awards open Monday 3 February and close Monday 2 March 2020.
Entrants will be required to register as a user at and follow an easy step by step process for submitting an entry through the website.

Simon Barnett awarded Outstanding Contribution to Radio: NZ Radio Awards

Thursday 20 June, 2019

The winners of the 2019 New Zealand Radio Awards have been announced at a special gala awards ceremony at Sky City Theatre in Auckland.

First place honors for ‘Network Station of the Year’ went to ZM Network.

‘Station of the Year–Non-Surveyed Market’ went to first time winners Sun FM in Whakatane with More FM Manawatu awarded ‘Station of the Year–Surveyed Market’.

The industry’s premier award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Radio’ was presented to Simon Barnett for his contribution to New Zealand radio.

NZ Radio Awards are a fortnight away

Thursday 06 June, 2019

The 2019 NZ Radio Awards are just two weeks away and will be held at Sky City Theatre in Auckland on Thursday 20 June from 4.30pm.
The hosts for the night are first time hosts of the Radio Awards two of the industry’s most loved broadcasters, Meg Annear from MediaWorks and Megan Papas from NZME.

2019 NZ Radio Awards finalists

Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The 2019 NZ Radio Awards finalists were announced this morning via the NZ Radio Awards website.

Mediaworks celebrates success at NZ Radio Awards 2017

Thursday 08 June, 2017

MediaWorks Radio is celebrating this evening as it takes home a total of 26 coveted awards at the New Zealand Radio Awards 2017.

Duncan Garner (pictured) accepted Best Talk Presenter for RadioLIVE Drive, and RadioLIVE’s Lloyd Burr was awarded the prestigious Best News Journalist.

The Rock won big with Jono and Ben’s drive show receiving Best Music Non-Breakfast Team – Network, as well as Best Client Promotion - Network for ‘Cool Town Bro’.


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