Juice FM wins social action New York gong

Liverpool's 107.6 Juice FM has won a prize at the New York Festival's Radio Programming and Promotions Awards for a programme it made in Ethiopia.

Greg in Ethiopia won bronze in the social action/current issues at the New Yorks, a competition attracting global entries. The campaign, in the build-up to last summer's Live 8 concerts, sent Juice newsreader Greg Burke to Addis Ababa to report on how Ethiopia had developed, 20 years on from the original Live AID concerts.

Station director Matt Allitt said: "Greg in Ethiopia was something really special for Juice to do, and showed that local commercial radio can do much more than just play the hits."

The Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio Ulster won gold for best two-way phone talk/interview show, and Radio Clyde won two medals for programming excellence in the categories for community service and special event coverage.

The New York competition recognizes "the world's best work" in radio programming and promotion.

Entries are judged by panels of radio experts from stations and companies throughout the world. They are judged for their production values, organisation, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.

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