New category at India’s Excellence in Radio Awards 2017

Wednesday 19 April, 2017


The annual India Radio Forum Conference (IRF) and Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA) 2017, have introduced a new category “Best FM Network” at this year’s event.

The 12th edition of the one-day conference in set to be held in Delhi on May 19.

It celebrates brilliance in the local radio industry and honours the most outstanding programming, on-air personalities, marketing, promotions and creativity.

Points that have been awarded to the winning and runner-up entries for Programming, Talent, Promotion and Marketing categories will determine the winner of the new award category.

Commenting on the addition of the new category, Rajika Mittra, Special Projects Director of India Radio Forum, said, "IRF will see a fantastic line-up of sessions covering a gamut of topics right from driving social change to winning the audiences. With industry leaders at the helm of these engaging sessions, it will be enriching and informative for the audiences. We are always looking at ways of empowering people through the medium and bringing communities together."

Another speaker, Ashwin Padmanaban - Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, said: "We have seen the successful expansion of the radio industry over the last few years. Private FM has penetrated to rural, remote villages and towns and is successfully serving as the only free medium for entertainment. Over the years, radio has driven social change and wireless entertainment with the advent of private FM reaching different markets in the country. Recognition to industry leaders from platforms such as IRF, sets the benchmark of quality expected within the field."

Well known international speaker, Paul Weyland, Director of Paul Weyland Communications says: "I am looking forward to sharing my talk, 'To Sell the Truth' at the India Radio Forum 2017. In this session, I will be happy to show how to bring the best never-heard before ideas on the table to positively impact local decision makers. I will also give a formula to set up better budget requests that will have your clients nodding in consent."

Other speakers include Nisha Narayanan (93.5 Red FM), Amit Gujral (LG Electronics), Hari Krishnan (CultureDrum), Nomit Joshi (Gionee India), Rajkumar Jha (Ogilvy & Mather Advertising) and Shipra Srivastava (OLX India). 

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