Former BBC executive Andrew Mark Sewell joins radio awards advisory board

The New York Festivals Radio Awards competition has appointed Andrew Mark Sewell, Creative Director/Founder at B7 Media, to the NYF Radio Awards Advisory Board.

Andrew, a BBC executive turned radio drama producer and director, has over 26 years of experience and numerous accolades for creative storytelling.

He co-created the audio platform Audioteria, dedicated to showcasing audio dramas by independent producers, and founded B7 Media.

Rose Anderson, EVP & Executive Director New York Festivals Radio Awards says: “We are thrilled to welcome Andrew Mark Sewell to the Radio Awards Advisory Board this year.

“An acknowledged leader in all aspects of award-winning dramatic and narrative storytelling, he brings vast expertise in creating radio dramas. With his addition to the Board, we gain the perspective of someone with deep insights into the paths of audio drama’s robust future.”

Mark added: “It’s a real privilege to be invited by the New York Radio Festival to join the Radio Advisory Board offering me an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience to the next generation of audio drama makers.

“Audio drama has and always will be my first love. Ever since I heard Orson Welles’ seminal radio adaptation of “The War of the Worlds” I’ve been enthralled by the power of audio storytelling.

Under our production banner B7 Media we’ve been recognised for our ambitious and diverse range of radio dramas and with the recent launch of we’re proud to be behind a platform specifically created to celebrate the very best of indie audio drama.”

NYF’s Radio Awards receives entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honor the achievements of the men and women who make up the global audio storytelling community.

To enter the 2024 Radio Awards please visit here. The entry deadline for the 2024 Radio Awards competition is January 31, 2024.