Broadcasting graduates win at 2020 NZ Radio Awards

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15 May 2020

This year's 2020 New Zealand Radio Awards looked a little different presented over video, but a number of graduates of Ara's New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) came away with awards.

The awards acknowledge the great content produced across all areas of the radio industry including on-air personalities, news & sports coverage, marketing, advertising and community involvement.

Alumni of NZBS won in all three Best New Broadcaster categories:

  • Best New Broadcaster - Journalist: Katie Scotcher
  • Best New Broadcaster - Off-Air: Juliet Wrathall
  • Best New Broadcaster - On-Air  (Joint Winner): Petra Ashcroft

ZM's Fletch, Vaughan & Megan took out one of the most sought-after awards with "Best Breakfast Show - Music Network"- seeing graduates Vaughan and Megan achieve success yet again, after winning the same award in 2019.

And the award for "Outstanding Contribution to Radio" went to two graduates: former NZME Group Manager, Entertainment, Dean Buchanan and Nicki Reece, Manager of Plains FM received the award for Services to Broadcasting.

In fact NZBS grads won across a whole host of awards across the 16 categories. A full list of award winners can be found here: