New Zealand Radio Awards
|New Zealand Radio Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in radio broadcasting|
|Presented by||Radio Broadcasters Association|
The New Zealand Radio Awards are the annual awards of the New Zealand radio industry. Organised by the Radio Broadcasters Association, the awards recognise excellence in commercial and non-commercial radio broadcasting, in the form of programming, personalities, news and sports reporting, creativity and production quality. New Zealand radio stations, radio staff, advertising agencies and production houses are eligible to enter the awards.
The awards began in 1978, with the beginning of deregulation of the radio industry and the emergence of new independent broadcasters under the third National government of Rob Muldoon. Non-commercial and commercial networks have competed for a range of awards recognising both public service and commercial success. Special categories have also been developed to recognise Māori broadcasting and programmes for ethnic minorities, particularly on Iwi Radio Network and Access Radio Network stations.
Below is a summation of some of the awards presented each year. For a full list of a given year's awards, click on the year on the left side of the table.
|Year||Best Newsreader||Best Music Breakfast Show||Best Music Non-Breakfast Host or Hosts||Best Music Host or Hosts||Best Talk or Current Affairs Host or Hosts||Best Talk Back Host or Hosts||Ref.|
|Hewitt Humphrey||Roger Farrelly, Leah Panapa, Bryce Casey, Andrew Mulligan, Jeremy Pickford||Patrina Roche, Callum Procter||Carl Fletcher, Vaughan Smith||Neil Collins||Jordan Brannigan||Kim Hill||Leighton Smith|
|The Morning Rumble||Callum & P||Drive with Fletch & Vaughan||Jordan Brannigan in the morning||Saturday Morning with Kim Hill||The Leighton Smith Show|
|Radio New Zealand National||The Rock||Classic Hits Dunedin||The Edge||Radio Dunedin||Classic Hits Wairarapa||Radio New Zealand National||Newstalk ZB|
|Hilary Barry||Jay-Jay Feeney, Mike Puru, Dom Harvey||Mike West, Gareth Pringle, Renee Pink||Robert Taylor, Jono Pryor||Blair Kiddey||Andrew Leiataua||Mike Hosking||Leighton Smith|
|The Edge Breakfast with Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom||Mike West in the Morning with Gareth & Renee||Robert and Jono||The Drive Home with Blair||The Andrew Leiataua Breakfast Show||The Mike Hosking Breakfast||The Leighton Smith Show|
|Radio Live||The Edge||More FM Manawatu||The Rock||More FM Nelson||More FM Taupo||Newstalk ZB||Newstalk ZB|
|Hilary Barry||Simon Barnett, Gary McCormick||Callum Procter, Patrina Roche||Jono Pryor, Ben Boyce||Lana Searle, Jason Gunn||Andrew Leiataua||Mike Hosking||Leighton Smith|
|Si & Gary||Callum & P In The Morning||Jono & Ben - The Rock Drive||Lana & Jase||The Andrew Leiataua Breakfast Show||The Mike Hosking Breakfast||The Leighton Smith Show|
|Radio Live||More FM||The Hits Dunedin||The Rock||More FM Christchurch||More FM Taupo||Newstalk ZB||Newstalk ZB|
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- "Radio Awards 2014". New Zealand Radio Awards. Radio Broadcasters Association. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "Radio Awards 2015". New Zealand Radio Awards. Radio Broadcasters Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015.