CBC Radio named Broadcaster of the Year by New York radio awards

CBC Radio won 17 awards at the 2010 New York Festivals International Radio Awards.

The public broadcaster was also named Broadcaster of the Year. THE CURRENT took the coveted Grand Award gold medal for its documentary Twice Lost, about a brother and sister’s relationship. Gold medals were also awarded to CBC Radio programs Dispatches for “Shoveling the rain away” (National/International Affairs category), Ideas for “Message in a bottle” (History), Q for “Leonard Cohen in three acts” and Sunday Edition for “Risky business” (Investigative).

A press release reads:

“With the recent pick up of Q with Jian Ghomeshi on American public radio network PRI and the ongoing success of other CBC Radio programs such as WireTap south of the border, these award wins just further send the message that CBC produces some of the finest programming in the world,” said Kirstine Stewart, interim executive vice-president of CBC. “Our heartfelt thanks to the New York Festivals for the recognition.”

“CBC’s stellar entries impressed our international Grand Jury across the board,” said Rose Anderson, executive director of the New York Festivals. “The breadth and depth of their superior programming is the benchmark for the Broadcaster of the Year Award. Kudos to CBC for being awarded the prestigious title of New York Festivals Broadcaster of the Year for the past four years out of five!”