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The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio and audio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 21,000 commercials have competed in the Radio Mercury Awards and close to $3.5 million in prizes have been awarded over the past 32 years. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a nonprofit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. RAB produces the Radio Mercury Awards.



Radio Mercury Awards 2024 Call for Entry Announced

Call for Entry for the 2024 Radio Mercury Awards, the only awards exclusively celebrating radio creative, is officially open. Entrants will have the chance to be awarded in 19 categories along with the Best of Show award.



Radio Mercury Awards 2024 Chief Judge Announced

The Radio Mercury Awards is pleased to announce Mitch Bennett, executive creative director, Baldwin&, as the 2024 chief judge for the 33rd annual Radio Mercury Awards competition.


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Radio Mercury Awards 2024 Call For Entry Announced

The Radio Mercury Awards announces Call For Entry. Meet the Final Round Jury. Dentsu highlights new creative trends to watch for 2024.


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