NZ Radio & Podcast Awards
The NZ Radio Awards began in 1978 and were created with the aim of supporting and recognising excellence in radio broadcasting in New Zealand. The awards programme is now called the NZ Radio & Podcast Awards.
The Awards celebrate the very best of NZ radio, honouring personalities, programming, news and sports reporting, production and creativity within the industry. The NZ Radio & Podcast Awards accepts entries from all New Zealand radio stations and their staff, New Zealand advertising agencies, podcast creators & producers, production houses and others who contribute to broadcasting in New Zealand.
The administration of the awards is supported by the Radio Broadcasters Association which is the industry body representing NZ commercial radio.
The NZ Radio & Podcast Awards is directed by the Radio Industry Awards Committee which is made up of the following industry representatives.
Chair of the Radio Broadcasters Association & Radio Industry Awards Committee
Janine Bliss & Alistair Jamison
Radio Broadcasters Association
An academy of judges comprising both past and present broadcasters within New Zealand and overseas are used to judge the NZ Radio & Podcast Awards. Judges are selected based on their area of expertise and familiarity of the category to be judged. All judging panels include a representative from NZME, MediaWorks and where applicable, RNZ.
The entries for each award are judged online by a panel of judges. The Radio Industry Awards Committee also reserves the right to assemble a second round judging panel for any other award in which there was an indeterminate result.
The Radio Industry Awards Committee would like to thank all judges included in the judging academy for giving their time and expertise.