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

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, P1 Media Group, providing research, strategies and consulting to radio stations worldwide announce that they have partnered with Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day to present “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards”. 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 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, Best Podcast and Best Journalistic Content, will also be part of the awards. Nominations for these two special categories will be possible later in the year with both being judged by a panel of experts.

All radio professionals are encouraged to go online from now until close of day, in all time zones, July 31, 2020, to nominate their favorite ideas at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas. Online voting for the nominees will begin on August 6, 2020, and will continue through September 7, 2020. These awards will be voted for by radio and podcast industry professionals from around the world at: 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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas). The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will be presented at the Radiodays Europe conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 14, 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 and 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, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day 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.”

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