News - New Zealand Radio Awards 2017 Finalist Announcement

New Zealand Radio Awards 2017 Finalist Announcement


Radio Awards Committee Chairman, Jana Rangooni, is pleased to release the finalists list for the 2017 New Zealand Radio Awards and would like to highlight a special award that was given out last Tuesday.

The Awards committee took the unanimous and unprecedented decision this year to announce the winner of an Outstanding Contribution to Radio award for 2017 alongside the release of all the finalists.

“This winner has been a true champion of radio for many years and is loved by people on all sides of the industry. He started his broadcast career 44 years ago and worked at the TRB since its inception in 1994. He has driven revenue for the industry and represented our industry with integrity and passion whether talking to advertisers or industry newcomers at the broadcast school.”

“We asked Simon Barnett to present the award last week in Christchurch although fog meant the actual award Simon was due to present was still circling the city and eventually returned to Auckland rather than arriving in Christchurch.”

Watch the video of Simon Barnett presenting this award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio to the winner below.