This is a Programme Category
Each programme may only enter one programme category and only once into that category. Stations may submit no more than 5 entries per category.
This category is designed to recognise programmes that form part of a station’s regular schedule and are largely driven by the active involvement of their audience – where listeners initiate, contribute to and shape the programme’s content and output by telephone, text and e-mail, or through social and emerging media.
Judges will examine the programme’s topicality and relevance to target audience alongside its ability to stimulate debate, reaction or interaction and imaginatively employ that input on the air. Phone-in or talkback programmes should be entered in this category.
This category is for speech-led programmes only.
Current affairs programmes which are largely agenda-led may be entered into either category B5 Current Affairs Programme – Full Service or B6 Current Affairs Programme – Rocal / Regional as appropriate.
Music and entertainment-based programmes should be entered in Group A Music Programming and not this category which is confined solely to speech-led programmes.