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Thursday January 3rd 2012
Entries are Open for the 2013 NZ
Entries are now being called
for the 2013 NZ Radio Awards.
With over 50 awards up for grabs which are spread across 19 different
categories the Radio Industry Awards Committee is confident that all
areas of the Radio industry are catered for.
Entries for the 2013 Awards
will once again be driven through the Radio Awards website. As with
previous years, entrants will be required to register as a user at
www.radioawards.co.nz and follow an easy step by step process for
submitting an entry.
Radio Industry Awards
Committee Chairman, Bill Francis says “2012 saw an outstanding number of
high calibre entries, show-casing the exceptional standard of radio in
New Zealand. We are looking forward to the 2013 Radio Awards which are
sure to out shine previous years”
Entries are now open and
close Monday February 25th at 5pm.
The 2013 Radio Awards
finalists will be announced on Tuesday April 9th with the winners
announced via a webcast on Thursday May 9th.
more information, please contact:
Radio Awards Executive Producer: Donna Bloxham,
NZ Radio Awards Committee Chairman: Bill Francis,
Facebook: NZ Radio Awards
2 February, 2012
Radio the ‘Go-To" Medium in
A survey conducted to understand the role radio
played during the Christchurch earthquakes and the immediate recovery
period has revealed radio has the highest importance ranking compared
with other media outlets. 77 per cent of respondents ranked radio as
very important to them, a clear leader compared to others.
The results show there was reliance on radio
across all respondents for it to provide Christchurch residents with
up-to-date relevant information with 60 per cent selecting radio as
their primary source of information with television 25 per cent.
Bill Francis, Chief Executive of the Radio
Broadcasters Association says, ‘part of the role radio played was one of
providing information and awareness. It also played a role in providing
information about what facilities were available and where to go for
The survey also showed that homes holding
emergency kits had increased from 48 per cent before the February
earthquake to 70 per cent now.
This function was also pivotal in disseminating
Civil Defence information with 82 per cent of respondents getting Civil
Defence information through the radio and only 16 per cent getting
information directly from Civil Defence, either through their web-site
or from Civil Defence staff in person or by phone.
Bill Francis says, ‘the radio industry has
always had a good understanding of its ability to provide information as
well as comfort in these sorts of situations and this significant survey
The survey was conducted by Research
International in Christchurch towards the end of 2011 – with 1,076
respondents completing questionnaires.
Christchurch Listening Report
Radio Broadcasters Association
Mob: 0274 729-847,