NZ Radio Awards 2018 – the winners

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The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Radio Awards were announced at the awards ceremony at Auckland’s Shed 10 last night – which doubled as a celebration of the awards’ 40th anniversary.

NZ Radio Awards chairman Jana Rangooni said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the great talent in our industry not just those who won tonight and especially pleasing to have the whole New Zealand radio industry back together with RNZ coming back into the awards this year.”

  • NZME radio station, ZM, took out Best Music Breakfast Show Network with ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan and Megan.
  • Mike Hosking from Newstalk ZB was named Best Talk Presenter–Breakfast or Drive with Marcus Lush from Newstalk ZB being the successful winner of the Best Talk Presenter – Other category, for the second year in a row.
  • MediaWorks’ Mai FM Network took out Network Station of the Year.
  • Station of the Year–Non-Surveyed Market went to 1XX in Whakatane for the second year in a row.
  • More FM Canterbury is Station of the Year – Surveyed Market, for the second year in a row.
  • The much coveted Sir Paul Holmes Broadcaster of the Year award went to 1XX in Whakatane for their coverage of the 2017 Edgecumbe floods.
  • This year there were two awards made for Outstanding Contribution to Radio – the first was awarded to Mike Hosking and the second to Jay-Jay Feeney.

In a new format, the show was presented by Amanda Gillies & Nickson Clark from MediaWorks, Kerre Woodham & Vaughan Smith from NZME and John Campbell & Kim Hill from RNZ.

The awards sought to acknowledge the on-air personalities, programming, news and sports coverage, promotions, creativity and production, and sales & community involvement.

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