Ninah Kopel, 2SER Producer

MEDIA RELEASE: 2SER wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019

Katrina Hughes, 26th June 2019

Sydney community station 2SER 107.3 continues to shine on the world stage, winning three trophies at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Amongst hundreds of entries, submitted from 35 countries, 2SER’s compelling feature and documentary content has yet again impressed a Grand Jury of its peers, bringing the station’s total haul over the last three years to seven awards.

This includes a Silver Award for the leading history podcast History Lab, and a Bronze for Think: Health. Both initiatives were established in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

2SER Managing Director, Martin Walters is delighted with the continued recognition of the station’s work. “A great amount of research and care is put into the production of every episode of these programs and podcasts. The credit goes to a team of very dedicated audio producers who have learnt their craft here at 2SER, and we couldn’t be prouder”.   

This includes Bronze Award winner Ninah Kopel, who moved into feature-length audio production after cutting her teeth on 2SER current affairs programs Razor’s Edge and The Wire.

The ongoing success also reflects the station’s strength in creating compelling content in association with leading UTS academics, researchers and historians. “From investigative history to future technologies, at the heart of these programs are incredibly relevant stories that affect all of us as individuals and communities”. 

Cementing 2SER’s reputation as a leading content creator, the following have been recognised in New York in 2019:

  • Silver Radio Winner - History Lab (with the Australian Centre for Public History)
  • Bronze Radio Winner - Think: Health (with UTS Faculty of Health)
  • Bronze Radio Winner - Ninah Kopel (Best Student Documentary)
  • Finalist Certificate - Think: Sustainability (with UTS)

Entrants in 2019 included the ABC, SBS, The Age and NOVA Entertainment, as well as international broadcasters such as BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR and more.


2SER production personnel included Jake Morcom, Ninah Kopel, Emma Lancaster, Tom Allinson, Olivia Rosenman, Joe Koning, Jason L’Ecuyer, Miles Martignoni, Ryan Pemberton.

Special thanks to academics, researchers and historians at UTS, including Dr Tamson Pietsch (Australian Centre for Public History), and everyone who shared their stories.

About 2SER

2SER 107.3 is a not-for-profit, independent community station, which broadcasts to the greater Sydney area on 107.3 FM, digital radio and online through For 40 years 2SER has provided Sydney with specialist music, news, opinion and current affairs programs.

More Information

Contact Martin Walters - [email protected] - 02 9514 9550


Pictured: Ninah Kopel, 2SER Producer (Think Sustainability, History Lab, and Bronze winner for Best Student Documentary)

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The Sydney station has been recognised at this year's New York Festivals Radio Awards.


History Lab has some good stories to tell, but it's not interested in just telling you these stories, or what to think. History Lab wants to draw you in to the investigative process, and challenge you to think of when, what and why history happens. 


2ser 107.3 re-launches its award-winning Think series with a new look and format, as all three programs — Think: Health, Think: Sustainability and Think: Digital Futures — shift to a narrative-driven focus and seasonal release.