Radio City, India’s leading radionetwork, once again proved its mettle of being the most influential radio network bybagging the ‘Radio Station of the Year’ award at the Golden Mikes Awards 2019. Radio City Mumbai’s popular breakfast show ‘Kasa Kai Mumbai’ hosts RJ Salil and RJ Archana won the‘RJ Jodi of the Year’ Award. To add toits glory, Radio City won a total of 46 awards and counting at various industry platforms, 2 awards at Golden Mikes, 16 awards at ACEF, 3 awards at Goa fest, 1 award at Videa Awards and 6 th rank by Great Place to Work® among Best Large Workplaces in Asia, 2019.
Over the years, Radio City has consistently raised the bar of innovation with path breaking campaigns in radio programming. Keeping up the winning spirit, Radio City’s social awareness initiatives like ‘Mera Ghaata’ led by RJ Ginnie, ‘Kar Mumbaikar’ led by RJ Salil and RJ Archana, Ek Kapda Abhiyaan, Padyatra, City Ka Flower pot, Heroes of Hyderabad, etc. were recognised amongst the most coveted campaigns of the year. These awards are a strong testimony to Radio City’s prowess over the years in areas like creativity, influence and leadership.
Joining in the celebratory spirit, Mr. Ashit Kukian, CEO, Radio City, said, “It brings us mense pleasure to receive these laurels at the most prestigious industry platforms thatrecognize unique ideas and initiatives across radio, advertising and marketing sectors. These awards are a reaffirmation to the love and trust that our listeners and advertisers have bestowed on us for years. Radio City has always been at the forefront of driving innovation,and bagging these awards will only push us further to disrupt the industry and continue to be the pioneers of creativity.”
The Golden Mikes, one of India’s biggest radio advertising awards, Radio City took home the metals in categories such as ‘Best Innovation on Radio’ for its Independence Day Animals campaign, ‘Most Unique Programming Concept/Idea’ for the Breastmilk Donation campaign, and ‘Best Public Service Initiative by a Broadcaster’ for the ‘Missing Chhaya’ campaign, to name a few. Radio City bagged a special Jury Choice Award in the Best Innovation on Radio category for Radio City Independence Day Animals Promo. At the ACEF Awards, Radio City clinched awards for ‘Effective Use of Customer Feedback’ for its Heroes of Hyderabad campaign, ‘Successful Use of CSR Activity’ for ‘Ek Kapda Abhiyan campaign’ and ‘Effective use of Market Research’ for Safal - Milwat Se Jung campaign.
The brand film by Radio City, titled ‘Mumbai Train’ garnered immense appreciation and at the Goa Fest 2019. Radio City’s Kar Mumbaikar campaign also received an award for ‘Best Video Content in Digital Campaign For a Cause’ at the Videa Awards.The award season has just begun and Radio City is reigning the throne already. With these awards to its name and many more, Radio City continues its legacy of being the driver of change and innovation in the industry.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.