Newstalk ZB’s Christchurch Earthquake coverage has been announced as a finalist in the New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards ®.
The station’s reporting of the February 22nd earthquake has been recognised in the Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story category.
Gold, Silver and Bronze trophy winners will be announced at the end of May.
“Many of our reporters left their families at home in broken houses because they knew how much the people of Christchurch needed information,” said General Manager of talk Dallas Gurney.
Radio was the primary source of information for many people with power out to much of the city in the hours and days following the earthquake.
“I am incredibly proud of our coverage, our team and our station,” said Gurney.
Presented in New York on June 18, the awards are considered one of the most prestigious in radio.