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Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards Announcement & Call for Nominations

Benztown, P1 Media Group, Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group & Radiodays Europe

Benztown, P1 Media Group, Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group and Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day Announce Worldwide Call for Nominations for “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards”

Awards Will Showcase World’s Best Radio Ideas During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Will Be Presented at Radiodays Europe Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA, and LISBON, PORTUGAL 15 July 2020 - Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, P1 Media Group, providing research, strategies and consulting to radio stations worldwide announced today that they have partnered with Radiodays Europe to present “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards”.

The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will honor radio professionals from around the world who have used their brands and platforms in creative and innovative ways to better serve their listeners, partners and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will recognize the best ideas in 10 categories, including: Best Social Media Video Content, Best Virtual Event, Best Parody, Best Virtual Concert, Best Station Promo, Best Community Service, Best Social Media Visual, Best Hometown Video, Best Sales Promotion and Best Mega Promotion. A further two categories will for Best COVID-19 Podcast and Best COVID-19 Reporting will also be part of the Awards, the nomination process will be announced for these two special categories in 2020, both will be judged by panel of experts.

How to nominate yourself, your station and your idea…

All radio professionals are encouraged to go to the Facebook page where you can nominate yourself, your station and your idea make sure you use the #coronavirusawards. The closing date for nominations is 31 July 2020 – your nomination must be on the Facebook page by midnight of your local time zone. If you have already posted on this page we’ve got it, you don’t need to post it again!

Any company or individual working in radio and podcasting can nominate themselves or others for these awards. We want to hear how you have been innovating; how you have helped your local community, your listeners, your station and anything you think is noteworthy within the categories mentioned. Radiodays Europe will post on their website the rules for judging all nominations but please don’t be disappointed if you don’t make the nomination! You’re a winner for what you have done so far for your listeners!!!

Once the nominations are in online voting for the awards will begin on 6 August 2020, and will continue through to 7 September 2020. Voting will be open to all radio, podcast and audio professionals at, but more about who can vote later: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas

The genesis of The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards was Benztown and P1 Media Group’s Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group, launched on March 26, 2020, and now known as the Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group. The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will be presented at the Radiodays Europe conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on 14 December 2020.

Anders Held, Co-Founder, Radiodays Europe, commented: “This has been an exceptional period of radio and podcasting in many ways and it’s important that the work of all those involved is recognized and rewarded. Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia & RDE Podcast Day represent the radio and podcast industry and we are very happy to be a partner in this initiative. The world is changing and the new normal offers opportunities and threats in equal measure but facing them together we are stronger, we’ll see you in Lisbon to award those who are leading the fight for the future of radio, podcast and audio”

Andreas Sannemann, Chief Executive Officer, Benztown, remarked: “We are honored to partner with P1 Media Group and Radiodays Europe to recognize the people and stations that have served their communities in an exemplary way during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to shed light on the best radio ideas that have informed, entertained, and helped people to better cope with the effects of this worldwide health crisis, while spreading positivity and good energy.”

Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group, noted: “We were amazed by the industry’s quick response and even more impressed by the quality and creativity of the ideas shared with the group. We look forward to honoring the best ideas at Radiodays Europe.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan Aksu at Benztown at sa@benztown.com or (818) 842-4600.

 

About the Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group

The Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group was launched by Benztown and P1 Media Group on March 26, 2020, as The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group. The group currently has over 2,600 members, representing more than 80 countries, and has collectively shared more than 200 ideas during the first four months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group became the place for radio professionals worldwide to share and exchange ideas about how members’ respective stations were navigating the global pandemic.

To join The Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas

About Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia & Podcast Day

The meeting point for the world of radio and audio Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with over 1500 participants from 62 countries. Radiodays Europe is a non-for-profit organisation. 

Radiodays Asia was launched with the same aims as those in Europe but for the Asian radio and podcast industries. Started in 2019 the first event was a success with 400+ speakers and attendees from the majority of countries in the region. The next event will be held in March 2021.

PODCAST DAY by Radiodays Europe was created in response to the need to bring together the Podcast world in Europe. The first PODCAST DAY was held in 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Last year the event was held in London and was a sell out with 400 participants, the day was focused on innovation, business, strategy and all things podcasting. For more information on all events contact Communications Manager: Rosie@radiodayseurope.com

About Benztown

Benztown is a leading international audio imaging, production library, voiceover, programming, podcasting, and jingles company with over 2,900 affiliations on six different continents. Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for five consecutive years as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 23 libraries across 14 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Hip Hop and R&B, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, and JACK. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting in partnership with Yamanair Creative. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, The Daily Dees Show, The Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Vipology, Audio Architecture, Incentive Sales Rewards, Top 10 Now and Then, Tough Love With Siri, Ask Alexa and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com or contact Masa Patterson mp@benztown.com or (818) 842-4600.

About P1 Media Group

P1 Media Group was created by successful, sage radio veterans who are passionate about applying their experiences and new thinking to radio stations looking to achieve higher performance. We are not scientists who come from academic research, but real people with real radio experience. We understand what it takes to transform a station to achieve greater success and know that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a unique blend of adjustments for each station. We are zealous about radio and about our work, and that shines through in our meaningful, vibrant relationships with our partner stations. We live to help shape and improve the future of radio.

See below some Corona Virus Ideas as examples of nominations: