RadioandMusic
| 12 Dec 2019
Radio City and BIG FM bagged maximum awards at IRF 2018

MUMBAI: Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA) at the India Radio Forum 2018 recognised the efforts of the Radio industry and celebrated their wins showcasing the best works of the year in India. The night tuned out to be exceptional for the winners who bagged medals and also the runner-up.  

To begin with, BIG FM won eight awards under various categories. It secured six runner-up titles at the prestigious award platform that acknowledges and celebrates outstanding content and creativity in the radio industry.

Award

Category

 

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast - Tamil)

Night Show

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast - Telugu)

Retro Talkies

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme (Kannada)

Retro Savari RJ Rapid Rashmi

RUNNER UP

RJ of the Year (Kannada)

RJ Shruti

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Telugu)

BIG Junior Rockstars

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Malayalam)

Pragasham Nation Pride

RUNNER UP

 

Award

Category

 

Best Radio Programme (Kannada)

Big Coffee

WINNER

Best Radio Programme (Marathi)

Breakfast Show With BIG MJ Sangram

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Hindi)

Annu Kapoor

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Tamil)

RJ Balaji

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Marathi)

RJ Sangram Khopade

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Hindi – Non-Metro Station)

RJ Annu Kapoor

WINNER

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Tamil)

World Toilet Day

WINNER

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Marathi)

Breakfast Show - BIG MJ Sangram

WINNER

Speaking about its winning properties, Sunil Kumaran, Country Head – Thwink BIG said, “The categories at IRF set a clear distinction of the great work being showcased by radio players and in turn provide a deeper understanding of their effective delivery. The winning titles at India Radio Forum for categories across programming, RJs and on-air promotions reinforce BIG FM's ability of a deeper understanding of audiences and an acute focus on innovation and creativity. We look forward to achieving more such laurels and move from strength to strength as we continue to enhance the listening experience for the audience and stakeholders alike.”

Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor host Annu Kapoor said, "It is an utmost honour to be recognized for your work year on year at a platform like India Radio Forum that acknowledges creativity and great content. Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor on BIG FM is one of the longest running shows and the various awards felicitated to the show strengthens our belief of having made a mark in the minds of listeners with a storytelling format based on original content. It is through this show that I get an opportunity to bring forth unheard stories of Bollywood personalities coupled with great music. It fills me with immense gratitude to witness such love and support being showered upon by fans, listeners and the fraternity. I look forward to engaging them with more such enriching stories and provide them with a true Suhaana Safar on air."

Next comes the winner of Best FM Network, RED FM. RED FM bagged 12 Gold and 18 Silvers across categories at the India Radio Forum (IRF) 2018. This marked the 12th edition of RED FM’s association with IRF that celebrates the best India radio stations in India. It is benchmarked by quality in which radio professionals, consumers, and advertisers recognize, reward and celebrate outstanding content and creativity.

Awards List

Gold

Entry Title

Best FM Network

93.5 RED FM

Best Radio Programme (English)

Morning No.1

RJ of the Year (English)

RJ Disha Oberoi

Best Radio Promo- In House (Hindi)

Sonu Pothole Mix

Best Radio Promo- In House (Telugu)

Traffic Awareness Promo

Best Radio Promo- In House (Kannada)

AR Rahman Birthday

Best Radio Station Imaging

Children's Day TOH

Best Radio Programming Packaging

RED FM Kolkata-The Headphone Show

Best Interactive Ideas

BajaoFor a Cause

Best Marketing Campaign

MalishkaKo Maat Sun

Sun TV Network Limited

Blade No.1

RJ of the Year (Gujarat)

RJ Devaki

 

 

Runners Up

Entry Title

Best Breakfast Program (Hindi)

Morning No.1

Best Breakfast Program (Telugu)

Morning No.1 with RJ Raaj

Best Radio Programme (English)

RED Rewind

Best Radio Sparkle (Hindi)

Sukumar

RJ of the Year (Hindi)

RJ Malishka

RJ of the Year (Hindi- Non Metro Station)

RJ Kabir

Best Radio Promo- In House (Hindi)

#metoo

Best Radio Promo- In House (Marathi)

Happy New Ear

Community show of the Year

BajaoFor a Cause

Most Creative campaign

PADHabit

Excellence in New Media Initiative

Ye KarkeDikhao

Best New Launch

Station Launch in Chandigarh

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast Hindi)

106. Chaar Cut to Cut- RJ Sudarshan

Best Radio Programme (Gujarat)

South Asia FM (RED FM)

Best Radio Programme (Hindi Non- Metro Station)

South Asia FM (RED FM) RJ Umang (Patna)

Best Radio Promo- In- House (Tamil)

Suryan FM 93.5

Best Radio Promo- In- House (Gujarat)

South Asia FM Ltd.(RED FM) Gandhi Topi

Best Radio Programme (Gujarat)

RJ Devaki

 

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Speaking about the awards won RED FM COO Nisha Narayanan said, “We are delighted to win back to back awards at the India Radio Forum 2018; it has made the entire RED FM team really proud. I can proudly say that the efforts and stellar performance of the team have not only helped us bag ‘The Best FM Network’, but also 12 Gold and 18 Silver awards. The strength of RED FM lies in the innovative ideas and our brand proposition of being provocative entertainers. RED FM’s focus has always been to entertain but also to add value to our listeners’ like by taking up issues which affect them or the society at large. We look forward to a great volume of awards in the coming years too and continue to BajaateRaho!”

Lastly, below is the list of all the IRF winners of 2018 -

 

Award Category

Radio Station

Show

 

Best Breakfast Programme (Hindi)

Music Broadcast Limited

Suno Na Dilli

WINNER

Best Breakfast Programme (Tamil)

Sun TV Network Limited

Blade No. 1

WINNER

 

Hello FM

Hello Thamizhaa - Chennai

RUNNER UP

Best Breakfast Programme (Telugu)

Music Broadcast Limited

Radio City Super Mornings

WINNER

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast - Hindi)

Music Broadcast Limited

RC Love Guru

WINNER

 

Music Broadcast Limited

City Ka Darbaar

JOINT RUNNERS UP

 

Digital Radio (Mumbai) Broadcast Ltd (Redtro 106.Chaar)

Cut To Cut - RJ Sudarshan

 

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast - Tamil)

Music Broadcast Limited

Chennai - Radio City - Crime Diary

WINNER

Best Radio Programme (Non-Breakfast - Telugu)

Music Broadcast Limited

Radio City Flashback

WINNER

Best Radio Programme (Bengali)

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Sunday Suspense

WINNER

 

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Hi Kolkata

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme (Gujarati)

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Kitli Kulture

WINNER

 

Music Broadcast Limited

Radio City Joke Studio

Runner Up

Best Radio Programme (Malayalam)

Radio Mango

Vellirikka Patanam

WINNER

 

Radio Mango

Spot Light

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme (Marathi)

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

HI Aurangabad

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme (Hindi – Non-Metro Station)

94.3 My FM

Illegal Entry of overloaded Truck

WINNER

 

South Asia FM Limited

Morning No.1 With RJ Umang (Patna)

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Sparkler (Hindi)

Radio Mirchi

Mirchi Murga

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Tamil)

Music Broadcast Limited

Love Guru

RUNNER UP

RJ of the Year (Telugu)

Music Broadcast Limited

RJ Suneetha

WINNER

 

Music Broadcast Limited

RJ Shiv

RUNNER UP

RJ of the Year (English)

Ishq 104.8

RJ Karan Johar

RUNNER UP

 

 

 

 

RJ of the Year (Gujarati)

Radio Mirchi

RJ Kunal

RUNNER UP

RJ of the Year (Kannada)

Music Broadcast Limited

RJ Pradeepa

WINNER

RJ of the Year (Malayalam)

Club FM

RJ Smriti

WINNER

 

KAL Radio Ltd

RJ Nitha

RUNNER UP

RJ of the Year (Marathi)

Radio Mirchi

RJ Shivani

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Tamil)

Suryan FM 93.5

Teachers Day Scolding

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Bengali)

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Sunday Suspense 8th Birthday Promo

WINNER

 

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

FIFA Under 17 World Cup Inspiration Promo

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (English)

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Mother Are Liars

WINNER

 

Radio Mirchi, Mumbai

Wild By Nature Song

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Gujarati)

Music Broadcast Limited

Radio City Vadodara

WINNER

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Kannada)

Music Broadcast Limited

Radio City Free Ride

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Promo - In-House (Malayalam)

Club FM

Kothu Kacheri (Mosquito Concert)

WINNER

Best Radio Station Imaging

Music Broadcast Limited

A R Rahman To Dhunuchi

RUNNER UP

Best Radio Programme Packaging

Radio Mango

Indian Footboard League

RUNNER UP

Speaking about Radio as a medium Radio Mirchi chief programming officer Tapas Sen said, “Radio Programmers now need to view themselves not just as Radio Jocks or Producers, but as "Content-Creators". And therefore, become platform agnostic. The way to take radio to the next level is to transgress its boundaries and view all other media as a seamless continuity for Content proliferation and distribution.”

Speaking about the platform IRF Special Projects director Rajika Mittra said, “The show ended on a high note where the industry came together to discuss issues and offer solutions. It’s always a wonderful experience to put together the India Radio Forum and Excellence in Radio Awards every year especially when the community comes together. With each successive year, our aim is to highlight and bring recognition to the professionals who have put their best foot forward and contributed to the growth and development of the radio industry in the country.  Every year we come across some well-thought performances with interesting content and innovative marketing campaigns and we are honoured to felicitate these creative minds who add value to the industry.”