JAZZ.FM91 is proud to be named as a finalist in two categories for the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

JAZZ.FM91 was nominated in the subcategory of social justice promotion for our series of Black History Month vignettes, and also in the subcategory of best two-way telephone talk/interview show for the weekly series The View From L.A. with Jeff Babko.

In February of 2020, JAZZ.FM91 marked Black History Month with an 11-part series of audio vignettes by John Devenish. These segments each put the spotlight on a jazz artist who was instrumental in demonstrating Black excellence and Black resistance through their music and life, while also sending a broader message of reflection and unity.

On The View From L.A., which has aired every Monday afternoon since March of 2020keyboardist Jeff Babko joins Afternoon Drive host Brad Barker to give us a glimpse of the music being made in Los Angeles.

The NYF Radio Awards receive entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from more than 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honour the achievements of those who make up the global audio storytelling community.

All entries are judged by a grand jury of more than 200 producers, directors, writers and other creative media professionals. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Radio Awards winners gallery.

This year, the NYF Radio Awards added several new categories to put the spotlight on programming that promotes social justice.

“In a year marked by disruption of every kind, New York Festivals is implementing additional categories for social justice across all genres. These categories spotlight storytellers who are using all of their creativity to engage with their listeners on this critical topic,” said Rose Anderson, vice-president and executive director of the NYF Radio Awards.

You can see the list of all the winners here.