11 August 2020

Nominee Announcement and Call for Online Voting for “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards”

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– 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


– Radio and Podcast Pros Who Vote in All Categories Between Today and September 17th Are Eligible to Win One of Five Free Registrations to Their Choice of Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia or RDE Podcast Day 2021 


Watch the official nominee announcement:


Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, P1 Media Group, providing research, strategies and consulting to radio stations worldwide, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day announce the nominees of “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards” and call on radio and podcast professionals worldwide to vote online now for the best ideas presented by these nominees. The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will honor radio professionals from around the world that 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 nominees were selected from more than 300 ideas nominated by industry professionals around the world. The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will be presented at the Radiodays Europe conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 14, 2020.


Online voting for the nominees will begin at 9:30am EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, and will continue through Thursday, September 17, 2020. Participants will vote on all categories and have a chance to win one of five conference registrations to their choice of Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia or RE Podcast Day 2021. To vote, visit:


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 On-Air Promo, Best Community Service, Best Social Media Visual, Best Community Spirit, Best Sales Promotion and Best Mega Promotion. A further two categories, Best Podcast and Best Journalistic Content, will also be part of the awards. Nominations for these two special categories can be submitted to the Facebook page #Coronavirusradioideas closing date 7th September. These two special categories are being judged by a panel of experts. 


Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group, said: “When we joined with Benztown to open this page back in March, we knew that the world of radio and podcasting was full of innovative people with a special connection to their audiences and listeners. What’s emerged from these awards is that radio is more than ever at the heart of communities and is a place in which listeners put their trust.” 


Andreas Sannemann, CEO, Benztown, commented: “To all the people who nominated their station, themselves or their ideas, we salute you and we are sorry we couldn’t have all of you as nominees, as the field was incredibly strong. If you haven’t read through the Facebook page and work in radio or podcasting, we highly recommend you do so as it’s truly inspirational. As an industry, we can be proud of how we have supported people in this worldwide pandemic.”


Nominees for The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards are:


Best Social Media Video:


“Social Distancing” – KISS 101.1, Australia


“Get Naked”- 96.9 JACK, Canada

“Barbershop Roulette with Ben & Liam” – Nova 91.9 Adelaide, Australia


“The Isolation Tapes” – BBC Radio 5 Live, UK


Best Virtual Event:


“Love is Bigger than Corona” – Kronehit, Austria

“Isolation Party” – Mix, Cyprus


“6o Hour Music Festival from Finnish Summer Cottage” – YLEX, Finland


“Up yours Corona” – BBC Radio 1, UK


Best Parody:


“Covid Cup” – Ace Radio Network, Australia

“Corona” – FFN, Hannover, Germany


“Humans are Emerging” – CFOX, Vancouver, Canada


“Wash for Me” – FLY FM, Malaysia 


Best Virtual Conference:


“We Are One Africa Concert ” – NRG Radio, Kenya


“NRJ Music Tour at Home” – NRJ, France and Europe


“45 Artist, 45 Hours” – Radio Italia Ora, Italy


“Europa Home Festival” – Europa FM, Spain


Best Station Promo:


“Wolf Pack” – 99.5 The Wolf, U.S.A.

“Don’t Go Anywhere Weekend” – Chris Country, UK

“Keeps New York Connected” – 1010 WINS, U.S.A.


Best Community Service:


“Listener Help” – RIX-FM, Bandit Rock, STAR-FM, Power Hit Radio, Sweden  


“Share the Kindness” – BFBS, Scotland


“The Rolling Stones support Pattaya” – Fabulous 103, Thailand


“Let’s Make Some Noise” – Global Radio; Capital, Capital Xtra, Heart, Smooth, X, LBC, Classic FM & Gold, UK


Best Social Media Visual:


Radio Mango, India


Magic 92.5, U.S.A


Heart, UK


Red FM, India


Best Community Spirit:


“Not Cancelled” – 98.9 The Bull, U.S.A. 

“Good New Okanagan” – 101.5 EZ Rock, Canada

“Parade Patrol” – B103.9, U.S.A.


“Best of Us” – Radiozentrale and 100 radiostations, Germany


Best Sales Promotion:


“Where Do We Go from Here ” – iHeart Radio-Dallas, U.S.A.


“£100,000 Advertising Fund” – JACK FM, UK


“I Want Free Ads” – NRG Radio, Kenya


“Virus Ridden Economy. What to do?” – Radio Guerilla, Romania


Best Mega Promotion:


“Times Like These” – BBC Radio 1, UK


“Nightly Cheers for Essential Workers” – Power 96.1, U.S.A.     


“Everyday Heroes Light Show” – Z100, U.S.A.


“You’ll Never Walk Alone” – 3FM, the Netherlands and 100 European radio stations



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 at:


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

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