Acerbic Radio New Zealand Saturday Morning host Kim Hill has been named International Radio Personality of the Year at the AIB Awards in London.
The AIB results were announced at a gala event last night (this morning NZ time), attended by senior executives, producers and journalists from radio and television organisations around the world.
Judges described Kim Hill as: "an experienced and warm broadcaster exercising full control of her content whilst coaxing her guests to reveal more of themselves; really enjoyable live and sparky content that demonstrates what is great about radio and illustrates how important lightness of touch is in speech content"
RNZ chief executive Peter Cavanagh did not travel to London to receive the award on Ms Hill's behalf, he was apparently there on other business.
There was added recognition for the state broadcaster when Simon Morton was highly commended in the radio documentary category for his Christchurch earthquake programme, Broken River, which earlier in the year won a Gold Medal at the New York Festival.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
- Fellet unmoved by media company 'for-sale' signs as Sky TV mulls capital options
- Economics of Tiwai Point smelter still going backwards, Woodward's Kidd says
- Budget 2016: The debt picture softens
- Former Mighty River engineer sentenced to jail for fraud
- Google's Paris office raided in multi-billion tax evasion swoop
Most listened to
- AMA: Orion boss Ian McCrae delivers 10 quickfire answers to 10 quickfire questions from readers
- Government debt will top out at about 26% of GDP, well below most other countries, says Professor Niall Ferguson
- Taxpayers' Union director Jordan Williams is not sold on the government's 'Soviet-style' tourism accommodation plan
- Europe expansion could come quicker than planned, says Invert Robotics CEO James Robertson
- In his Editor’s Insight, Nevil Gibson argues the government’s role in tourism is more critical to economic growth than housing