2SER Wins At New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019

2SER 107.3 continues to shine on the world stage, winning three trophies at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards overnight.

Amongst hundreds of entries, submitted from 35 countries, 2SER’s compelling feature and documentary content has yet again impressed a Grand Jury of its peers, bringing the station’s total haul over the last three years to seven awards.

This includes a Silver Award for the leading history podcast History Lab, and a Bronze for Think: Health. Both initiatives were established in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

2SER Managing Director Martin Walters is delighted with the continued recognition of the station’s work. “A great amount of research and care is put into the production of every episode of these programs and podcasts. The credit goes to a team of very dedicated audio producers who have learnt their craft here at 2SER, and we couldn’t be prouder”.

This includes Bronze Award winner Ninah Kopel, who moved into feature-length audio production after cutting her teeth on 2SER current affairs programs Razor’s Edge and The Wire.

The ongoing success also reflects the station’s strength in creating compelling content in association with leading UTS academics, researchers and historians. “From investigative history to future technologies, at the heart of these programs are incredibly relevant stories that affect all of us as individuals and communities”.

Cementing 2SER’s reputation as a leading content creator, the following have been recognised in New York in 2019:

  • Silver Radio Winner – History Lab (with the Australian Centre for Public History)
  • Bronze Radio Winner – Think: Health (with UTS Faculty of Health)
  • Bronze Radio Winner – Ninah Kopel (Best Student Documentary)
  • Finalist Certificate – Think: Sustainability (with UTS)

Entrants in 2019 included the ABC, SBS, The Age and NOVA Entertainment, as well as international broadcasters such as BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR and more.


2SER production personnel included Jake Morcom, Ninah Kopel, Emma Lancaster, Tom Allinson, Olivia Rosenman, Joe Koning, Jason L’Ecuyer, Miles Martignoni, Cheyne Anderson, Miles P. Herbert and Ryan Pemberton.

Special thanks to academics, researchers and historians at UTS, including Dr Tamson Pietsch (Australian Centre for Public History), and everyone who shared their stories.

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