The 18th Radio And Production Awards (2008)

Congratulations Winners!

The ballots are in, and your votes have been counted! This year's competition was another close race with the usual ties in several categories. Kudos to Drake Donovan, Jerry Long, Rob Vavrek, Andrew Crothers, Dave Cruickshank, Chris Nicoll, and Arden Hanley, who take home the "gold" this year, and to the copywriters and VO talents who helped them get there! All but Rob Vavrek are first time RAP Award trophy winners! Rob picks up his 3rd trophy! Please join us in congratulating all the winners, runners-up and finalists of the 18th Annual Radio And Production Awards!

Feature Productions – All Markets

WINNER: B94 Launch –WBZW-FM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Producer – Drake Donovan; Copywriters – Keith Clark, Drake Donovan; Voice Talent – John Beach, Jennifer Vaughn, Matt Rawlings
1st Runner-up: The Danger Report –WKQX-FM, Chicago, Illinois. Producer – Ned Spindle; Copywriter – Ned Spindle; Voice Talent – Ned Spindle, Dave Ball, Lou Lombardo
2nd Runner-up (tie): A Song & Some Parodies - WKQX-FM, Chicago, Illinois. Producer – Ned Spindle; Copywriter – Ned Spindle; Voice Talent – Ned Spindle, Jim Lynam, Aemilia Scott, Dave Ball, Steve Tingle, Kevin Manno
2nd Runner-up (tie): Hey Miss Teen South Carolina –Astral Media, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Producer – Jim Van Dusen; Copywriter – Jim Van Dusen; Voice Talent – Jim Van Dusen
Finalist: Bits & Parodies 1 –WLUP/WKQX, Chicago, Illinois. Producer – Kevyn Howard; Copywriter – Kevyn Howard; Voice Talent – Kevyn Howard, Aemelia Scott, Ned Spindle
Finalist: Morning Show Fun –CFRQ-FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Producer – Anthony McNutt; Copywriter – Anthony McNutt, J.C. Douglas; Voice Talent – Anthony McNutt, J.C. Douglas
Finalist: Bits & Parodies 2 –WLUP/WKQX, Chicago, Illinois. Producer – Kevyn Howard; Copywriter – Kevyn Howard; Voice Talent – Kevyn Howard, Ned Spindle

Small Market Commercials

WINNER: Crabby's/C Food - Zimmer Radio, Joplin, Missouri. Producer – Jerry Long; Copywriter – Jerry Long; Voice Talent – Jerry Long, Brett James
1st Runner-up: Westside Video - Zimmer Radio, Joplin, Missouri. Producer – Jerry Long; Copywriter – Jerry Long; Voice Talent – Jerry Long
2nd Runner-up: Poverino's Pasta Grill/Watery Heaven - CKLM-FM, Lloydminster, Alb., Canada. Producer – Dave Cruickshank; Copywriter – Chrissy Cruickshank; Voice Talent – Chrissy Cruickshank, "Zeus"
Finalist: Electric Crayon/It Hurts to Pee –CKLM-FM, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. Producer – Blair Moore; Copywriter –Andrew Bull; Voice Talent - Chrissy Cruickshank, John Fraser, Phil Aubrey
Finalist: Pacific Eye Doctors/Available –Star FM, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Producer - Dave Cockram; Copywriter - Michael Popil; Voice Talent - Michael Popil, Rob Berridge, Marilyn Singer
Finalist: Action Lock & Key –Zimmer Radio, Joplin, Missouri. Producer - Steve Stone; Copywriter - Steve Stone; Voice Talent - Steve Stone, Sherry Cable
Finalist: Wings & More - Zimmer Radio, Joplin, Missouri. Producer - Steve Stone; Copywriter - Steve Stone; Voice Talent - Steve Stone
Finalist: The Invitation House –Hot 91, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Producer - Vaughn Jones; Copywriter - Vaughn Jones; Voice Talent - Vaughn Jones

Medium Market Commercials

WINNER: Walt's Clothes –Astral Media, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Rob Vavrek; Copywriter - Scott McCord
1st Runner-up: Responsible Choice/I'm the D.D. –CHUM Radio, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Producer - Barry Hayes; Copywriter - Clancy Hoy; Voice Talent - Barry Hayes
2nd Runner-up (tie): Splash Pools –Rogers Broadcasting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Producer - Craig Jackman; Copywriter - Renaud Timson; Voice Talent - Renaud Timson, Craig Jackman, Sandra Plagakis
2nd Runner-up (tie): Big Dump –Astral media, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Matt Van Essen; Copywriter - Cathy L'Henaff; Voice Talent - Matt Van Essen
Finalist: Tiger Balm PSA –Astral Media, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Matthew Van Essen; Copywriter - Adam Hunter; Voice Talent - Adam Hunter, Matthew Van Essen, Lisa Goldie, Rob Bordeau
Finalist: Rocky Mountain Pools/Female –Astral Media, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Warren Cargill; Copywriter - Liz Zorko; Voice Talent - Liz Zorko, Dustin Collins
Finalist: Bennu/The Rise of Taste –DMG Radio Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Producer - Helen Cooper; Copywriter - John Curran; Voice Talent - Lisa Bailey, Marcus Hamilton
Finalist: Love Your Tub –WHYN-FM/Clear Channel, Springfield, Massachusetts. Producer - Jeremy "Tucker" Mooser; Copywriter - C.S.G., Jeremy "Tucker" Mooser; Voice Talent - Matt Gregory, Rachel McBrath

Large Market Commercials

WINNER: M.I.L.K. (Mainly I Love Kids) Charity PSA/David –Mediacorp Radio, Singapore. Producer - Andrew Crothers; Copywriter - Andrew Crothers; Voice Talent - Andrew Crothers
1st Runner-up: Rain –Clear Channel Creative Services Group, Atlanta, Georgia. Producer - J.J. Foxx; Copywriter - Terry Yormark; Voice Talent - J.J. Foxx
2nd Runner-up (tie): One of Those Dreams –WKQX-FM, Chicago, Illinois. Producer - Ned Spindle; Copywriter - Ned Spindle; Voice Talent - Ned Spindle
2nd Runner-up (tie): The Herd –CBS Radio, Washington, DC. Producer - Yaman Coskun; Copywriter - Yaman Coskun; Voice Talent - Ben LuMaye, Ann LuMay
Finalist: Stumpy's/Delivery - KTRS-AM, St. Louis, Missouri. Producer - Steve Wein; Copywriter - Steve Wein; Voice Talent - Steve Wein, Jay Shadix, Katy Jamboretz, Vic Porcelli

Small Market Promos

WINNER: John Fraser's Aqualung –CKLM-FM, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Dave Cruickshank; Copywriter - Grant Biebrick; Voice Talent - John Fraser, Kasz Michaels, Phil Aubrey, "Zeus"
1st Runner-up: 4CAFM's Dream Academy –4CAFM, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Producer - Vaughn Jones; Copywriter - Vaughn Jones; Voice Talent - Artificial Electronic Voice, Vaughn Jones
2nd Runner-up: Mountain FM Promo –Mountain FM, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Producer - Dave Cockram; Copywriter - Rob Berridge; Voice Talent - Rob Berridge, Dave Cockram
Finalist: As Van Halen Turns - CKLZ-FM, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Producer - Andrew Murdoch; Copywriter - Doug Loepp, Andrew Murdoch; Voice Talent - Jeff Berlin, Andrew Murdock, Rick Maddison
Finalist: Monty Zepplin (Q-Jet) –Newcap Radio, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Producer - Anthony McNutt; Copywriter - J. Calnan; Voice Talent - Jim Conrad, Jamie Peterson, Trevor Wallworth
Finalist: Bumblebee Listens to Hot 91 - 4CAFM, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Producer - Vaughn Jones; Voice Talent - Radio DJs from all over the world/various unknown
Finalist: Jamie Dunn Returns in 2008 - 4CAFM, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Producer - Vaughn Jones; Voice Talent - Jamie Dunn, Jim Pilgrim, Anonymous Caller

Medium Market Promos

WINNER: ZM/Huge Feet –ZM Radio, Auckland, New Zealand. Producer - Chris Nicoll; Copywriter - Chris Nicoll; Voice Talent - Chris Nicoll, Kate McGonan, Rew Shearer
1st Runner-up (tie): CKCE Music Promo –Energy 101.5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Jesse Simon; Copywriter - Rob Mise, Jesse Simon; Voice Talent - Nick Daley, Ann DeWig, Gina Mellotte
1st Runner-up (tie): Grim Reaper on KLH –WKLH-FM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Producer - Joe Meinecke; Copywriter - Bob Bellini; Voice Talent - George Lowe, Jim Cutler
2nd Runner-up: What a Girl Wants/Teaser A –Rogers Radio, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Producer - Craig Jackman; Copywriter - Craig Jackman; Voice Talent - Dave Foxx, Leslie Scott
Finalist: Diva Las Vegas Promo #2 - Energy 101.5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Jesse Simon; Copywriter - Jesse Simon, Khasmza Tiehan; Voice Talent - Ann DeWig, Nick Daley, Rob Kealy
Finalist: KX Mom Rocks - Jim Van Dusen, Astral Media, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Producer - Jim Van Dusen; Copywriter - Jim Van Dusen; Voice Talent - Jim Van Dusen, Pat Garrett
Finalist: BRW/Best of 30 Years –Astral Media, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Producer - Ryan Stockert; Copywriter - Ryan Stockert; Voice Talent - Ryan Stockert, Zeus

Large Market Promos

WINNER: Bam Bam In Show Promo - Capital 95.8, London, United Kingdom. Producer - Arden Hanley; Copywriter - Arden Hanley, James Stodd, Scott Muller; Voice Talent - Ant Simpson
1st Runner-up: Triple Your Pay/Celebs - 93.7 JR-FM, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Producer - Dan Motut; Copywriter - Duncan Minett; Voice Talent - John Willyard, Duncan, Dan, Tamsin Foley
2nd Runner-up: Santa Montana –CBS Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Producer - Drake Donovan; Copywriter - Drake Donovan; Voice Talent - Drake Donovan, John Beach, Ann DeWig
Finalist: Crosstown Debate Weekend - Emmis Communications, Chicago, Illinois. Producer - Kevyn Howard; Copywriter - Kevyn Howard; Voice Talent - Ned Spindle, Rena Marie Villano
Finalist: Loop's Heaven & Hell Weekend - Emmis Communications, Chicago, Illinois. Producer - Kevyn Howard; Copywriter – Kevyn Howard; Voice Talent - Kevyn Howard