IAAIS Conference 2009 Cincinatti
June 3-7, 2009
Reds, Riverboats, and Radio Reading

Conference Slide Show
Conference Recordings
Program of the Year Award Winners
2007 and 2008 Conferences

Previous Year's Conference


2007 Award Winners, presented at 2008 Conference
2007 Honorable Mentions, announced at 2008 Conference


IAAIS 2008 PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Here are the winning submissions, for your listening pleasure, for excellence in programming as awarded at the Saturday evening banquet on the final day of the conference in Cincinatti. They're MP3 files, so click to listen or right click to download and save. For each entry, there's a short sample (just over 30 seconds) and the full program.

Here's a link to the audio recording of the awards segment at the conference.


Category: Entertainment I


Winning Entry Summary: For listeners who like to hear about other places.
Program Name: Armchair Traveler Salem, MA
Station:

Audio Journal


Short Sample
Entertainment 1 - Armchair Traveler, Salem MA.mp3


Category: Entertainment III


Winning Entry Summary: A romantic radio drama that follows the lives of two people from childhood to adulthood
Program Name: Sun Sounds Radio Theatre Love Letters
Station:

Sun Sounds of Arizona


Short Sample
Entertainment 3 - Love Letters 1, Sun Sounds.mp3
Entertainment 3 - Love Letters 2, Sun Sounds.mp3


Category: Information II


Winning Entry Summary: Listings of local and statewide events from sports, music, fairs, festivals, lectures, etc.
Program Name: Community Calendar
Station:

Sun Sounds of Arizona


Short Sample
Information 2 - Community Calendar, Sun Sounds.mp3


Category: Information I


Winning Entry Summary: A weekly program of information and inspirational articles to encourage and uplift people dealing with vision loss
Program Name: Enabled: Phantom Vision & Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Station:

WXXI Reachout Radio


Short Sample
Information B-1 - Enabled, WXXI.mp3


Category: Interview/Call In III


Winning Entry Summary: Interview with a legendary rock DJ about his new book about doo-wop music
Program Name: Cousin Brucie Interview
Station:

In Touch Networks


Short Sample
Interview 3 - Cousin Brucie Interview, In Touch.mp3


Category: Interview/Call In I


Winning Entry Summary: Interview with a couple of dynamic octgenarians who are co-founders of the non-profit Communicating Computers for the Blind Foundation
Program Name: Enabled: Communicating Computers for the Blind
Station:

WXXI Reachout Radio


Short Sample
Interview C-1 - Enabled, WXXI.mp3


Category: Magazines I


Winning Entry Summary: Articles and reviews of audio books
Program Name: AudioFile Magazine: The Year in Audio Books
Station:

WXXI Reachout Radio


Short Sample
Magazine 1 - AudioFile Magazine, WXXI.mp3


Category: Magazines II


Winning Entry Summary: Readings from a popular, award-winning monthly magazine
Program Name: In Depth Program The Walrus Magazine
Station:

VoicePrint


Short Sample
Magazine 2 - Walrus Magazine, VoicePrint.mp3


Category: Narrative Reading I


Winning Entry Summary: The Biography Hour features best-selling and popular books in the bio-autobiography-memoir genre
Program Name: Reflections: Living to Tell the Tale
Station:

Kansas Audio-Reader Network


Short Sample
Narrative Reading 1 - Living to Tell the Tale, Kansas Audio-Reader.mp3


Category: Narrative Reading II


Winning Entry Summary: A cultural program with a collection of original short stories and poems touching on the aboriginal aspects of life
Program Name: Stone Soup Anthology
Station:

VoicePrint


Short Sample
Narrative Reading 2 - Stone Soup, VoicePrint.mp3


Category: News/Information Digest II


Winning Entry Summary: This daily program is a must-hear destination for listeners who want a thorough wrap-up of world events and issues
Program Name: Beyond Our Borders
Station:

VoicePrint


Short Sample
News and Information Digest 2 - Beyond Our Borders, VoicePrint.mp3

Short Sample


Category: News/Information Digest I


Winning Entry Summary: Information to help listeners manage their overall health and well being with articles from a variety of sources on a single theme
Program Name: Sound Body: The Devil's in the Diagnosis
Station:

WXXI Reachout Radio


Short Sample
News-Info Sound Digest 1 - Sound Body, WXXI.mp3


Category: Newspapers I


Winning Entry Summary: The main sheet of one of the finest newspapers in the world
Program Name: New York Times
Station:

In Touch Networks


Short Sample
Newspapers 1 - New York Times, In Touch.mp3


Category: Newspapers II


Winning Entry Summary: Articles on gang violence in a large metropolis examine the causes and what legal authorities are doing to combat the problems
Program Name: GTA Report
Station:

VoicePrint


Short Sample
Newspapers 2 - GTA News, VoicePrint.mp3


Category: On Location


Winning Entry Summary: The program's concept was to bring an audience into a theatre to see/hear what live radio drama was like in the 1040s
Program Name: It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Drama
Station:

Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati


Short Sample
On Location Program - It's a Wonderful Life, Cincinatti.mp3


Category: Narrative Reading I


Honourable Mention: Georgia Radio Reading Service for The Adventurous Palate
Honourable Mention: In Touch Networks for The Reading Room
Winning Entry Summary: Poetry readings blended with Music
Program Name: Poetry Readings Blended with Music
Station:

Sun Sounds of Arizona - Tucson


Short Sample
Narrative Reading 1 - Poetry blended with Music, Sun Sounds.mp3


Category: Thematic Production


Winning Entry Summary: This monthly spot features local trivia to engage listeners and promote listener feedback
Program Name: Stump the Listener
Station:

Audio Journal


Short Sample
Thematic Production 3 - Stump the Listener 1, Audio Journal Worcester MA.mp3
Thematic Production 3 - Stump the Listener 2, Audio Journal Worcester MA.mp3
Thematic Production 3 - Stump the Listener 3, Audio Journal Worcester MA.mp3 2008 conference, held in Raleigh April and May 2008