NZME dominates NZ Radio & Podcast Awards with seven major wins

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AUCKLAND, Today: NZME is thrilled with a major win at the New Zealand Radio and Podcast Awards, grabbing seven out of ten premier awards and various accolades across multiple categories.

Newstalk ZB, the leading news commercial radio station, earned multiple honours, including Station of the Year – Network. Mike Hosking retained his title as Best Talk Presenter for Breakfast or Drive, with his show also winning Best Show Producer or Producing Team – Talk Show. Marcus Lush was named joint Best Talk Presenter – Non-Breakfast or Drive for the eighth year.

Music station ZM excelled, with Fletch, Vaughan & Hayley winning Best Music Network Breakfast Show and ‘Girl Math’ taking the Blackie Award. ZM Content Director Ross Flahive was named Best Content Director/Content Team, and Coast’s Lorna Riley won joint Best Music Network Host.

Mike Regal, Radio Wanaka host and General Station Manager, was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Radio award. Jenny Mulligan and Tim Dower were recognised for Services to Broadcasting.

“These awards celebrate the immense talent and creativity in New Zealand’s radio industry, showcasing the power of audio for both audiences and advertisers.” – Michael Boggs

NZME’s podcast network also excelled. Tom Sainsbury’s Small Town Scandal won Podcast of the Year, and Radio Hauraki’s The Matt & Jerry Show took Best Podcast by a Radio Show. NZ Herald Podcast Network’s Ethan Sills was awarded Best Podcast Producer or Producing Team. NZME’s Christchurch sales team was named Sales Team of the Year.

Jason Winstanley, NZME’s Chief Audio Officer, expressed his pride: “I’m so proud of our team at NZME for an outstanding performance tonight. The variety of our award wins highlights the talent we have across NZME, not just in our radio, digital audio, and podcasts, but in every department.

“Congratulations to all finalists and winners tonight, and thanks to the Radio Broadcasters’ Association for a fantastic event.”

Michael Boggs, NZME CEO, added, “These awards celebrate the immense talent and creativity in New Zealand’s radio industry, showcasing the power of audio for both audiences and advertisers. I’m proud of our NZME team for winning awards across news, music, sport radio, and digital audio networks. Our aim to be number one in audio is evident tonight.”

Boggs concluded, “Of course, we wouldn’t be celebrating accolades like this without our loyal audiences and advertisers. Thank you to the 9 out of 10 Kiwis who choose to listen, read or engage through NZME’s radio, print or digital platforms. And a huge thanks to our valued agency clients and advertising partners for choosing NZME to showcase your brands and your businesses – we really value your support.”

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