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BFBS Radio wins three awards at the New York Festivals Radio Awards

BFBS Radio wins three awards at the New York Festivals Radio Awards


12 Jul, 2019

BFBS Radio has announced three wins at the New York Radio Festivals Radio Awards, which recognise international excellence in audio content creation.

Weekly military and defence discussion programme Sitrep was awarded a Bronze in the Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Programme category. Away From You – The Story of the Afghan Interpreters picked up a Silver in the Heroes category and a Bronze in the Human Rights category, while I Am Invictus was also a finalist in the Heroes category.

Sitrep, presented by Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee, produced by Mary Wilton and edited by Josella Waldron, offers discussion and analysis of defence and foreign affairs stories, aimed at a military audience. The 30-minute programme has been at the forefront of defence news this year, with an exclusive interview with US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, a swift response to breaking news of a cyber attack on the OPCW, and a fascinating insight into the work of RAF drone pilots who drop missiles remotely on Iraq and Syria.

In Away From You – The Story of the Afghan Interpreters, journalist William Warren spoke for several months with Afghan interpreters who came to the UK after the conflicts in their home country, with the people who served alongside them and with the organisations campaigning for their well-being as they struggled to settle into the UK. The programme examines how the Home Office and those in power at the time failed many of these men who had protected UK Service personnel.

I Am Invictus is the sequel to the award-winning radio documentary I Am Unconquered. Three powerful stories examine the heroic acts and struggles of everyday veterans. Each vignette matches cutting-edge sound design with a first-person montage.

Nicky Ness, director of forces broadcasting and entertainment, says: ‘BFBS Radio has a long history of success in the New York Festivals Radio Awards and I’m delighted that our work has been recognised again in 2019. We’re absolutely committed to keeping our Armed Forces in the public eye and very proud of our high-quality production values, trusted news and factual content, and the creative storytelling that is at the heart of everything we do. BFBS is a world-class broadcaster and digital content creator, and to be recognised as such as we celebrate 75 years makes this even more special.’

You can listen to all of the award-winning programmes in full on the ‘Original’ section of


BFBS is a military charity and media organisation dedicated to entertaining, informing, connecting and championing the UK Armed Services, their families and veterans worldwide. Its national radio platform in the UK links military audiences to stations in 20-plus locations. BFBS is heard on UK digital TV outlets and globally online.
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