We have a winner!

19th annual dead radio contest

In these improbable times, we just had our most unique winner

in the history of the Dead Radio Contest.

 

Scott Dahl not only had the winning script, but he wrote the third place script too.

 

With the completion of our contest at hand and the industry mostly shutdown,

we pushed forward and finished the winning spot.

 

Read and listen below to see how it all came together.

First place winner

Writer: Scott Dahl and Jim McLarty

Agency: Periscope/MN

Title: "Homemade Easy: Call"

Client: Schwan's Home Service

Using a NY Studio as our hub,

we used Zoom and Source Connect to record the winning spot.

Dan Price directed the session via Zoom from home near Philadelphia.

Rex Recker engineered the session from Digital Arts in NYC.

Our contest winner, Scott Dahl, joined the session from home in Minneapolis.

Columbia McCaleb was our announcer from home in Brooklyn.

Danielle Guldin recorded from her home studio in NYC.

Doug Ballard recorded from his home studio in Montrose, NY.

Second place

Writer: Daniel Jordan

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi/NY

Client: Oral-B

Title: "Dentist Office"

SFX: Ambient sounds of a busy dentist’s office, we hear dentist office music, crying kids, office phones, dental equipment, etc.

AVO: The Oral-B electric toothbrush features a round brush head that surrounds each tooth giving you a powerful clean. It’s like visiting the dentist every day, minus…that lame Dentist office music

SFX: The music goes away.

AVO: The crying kid next to you in the waiting room.

SFX: The crying kid noise goes away.

AVO: That suctiony thing… what’s that even called?

SFX: The suction tool noise goes away.

AVO: And the Hygienist discussing her new Keto diet…

SFX: The hygienist vocals disappear.

AVO: Which all leaves you with this:

SFX: Oral-B Electric toothbrush

AVO: Oral-B electric toothbrush. For that just from the dentist feeling in your own home. Oral-B. Brush like a pro.

third place

Writer: Scott Dahl and Chris Bluma

Agency: Periscope/MN

Client: Minnesota Lottery

Title: "Carpool"

ANNCR:

You know what’s exciting? Playing the Minnesota Lottery.

You know what’s not exciting? Carpooling with librarians.

SFX: Car door opens and shuts.

RIDER: Good morning everybody…

LIBRARIANS: Shhhhhhh!

SFX: Awkward long silence with car idle.

ANNCR: If you’re game for a little excitement, just play some scratch games.

ANNCR: Minnesota Lottery. I’MN. Must be 18 or older to play.

FINALISTS

Writer: Daniel Jordan

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi/NY

Client: Oral-B

Title: “Dentist Office”/"Police/Couch"

 

 

Writer: Allen Gallehugh

Agency: Allen Gallehugh/NY

Client: Levi's

Title: “Czech Model"

 

 

Writer: Anthony Cardenas

Agency: RPA/Santa Monica

Client: Honda

Title: “Sweet Dreams Jennifer”

          “Sweet Dreams Craig”

 

Writer: Chris DeNinno

Agency: CP+B/Boulder

Client: Burger King

Title: “Monster Meal”

 

 

Writer: Dylan Krenka

Agency: Digitas/Chicago

Client: Maytag

Title: “Race Announcer”

Writer: Shirley Yushkov

Agency: Grey/Toronto

Client: Ovarian Cancer/Canada

Title: “Beaver”

 

 

Writer: Woody Hinkle

Agency: Nasuti & Hinkle Creative Thinking/Bethesda

Client: Humane Society of the United Puppy Mill

Title: “Breeding” PSA

 

 

Writer: Couper Cox

Agency: Technology Humans and Taste (THAT)/NY

Client: Lysoform & Smirnoff

Title: Lysoform "Disinfectant"

          Smirnoff "Drink Like The Scots"

 

Writer: Craig Opfer

Agency: Magneto/Portland

Client: Northwest Natural Gas

Title: “Fiasco"

 

 

Writer: Logan Broger

Agency: Giants & Gentlemen/Toronto

Client: Global Pet Foods

Title: “Proud Mom”

Writer: Michael Schilling

Agency: PPK/Tampa

Client: Animal Welfare Institue

Title: “Worst Shark Attack Ever”

 

 

Writer: Rachel Abrams

Agency: Cossette/Quebec

Client: MADD

Title: “Junk in The Trunk"

 

 

Writer: Sue Riddle

Agency: MRM/McCann/Detroit

Client: General Motors (Buick)

Title: “Daughter”

Thank You

This year, it not only took a village,

but new technologies to make it happen.

Mark Koenig

Endeavor Studios

Casting

 

 

Jeff King

Rick DiDonato

Ellen Kancher

Baker Sound-Phila

Pre-pro & Final Mix

 

 

Matt Price

Web Design

 

 

Tori Adams

Oink Ink

Associate Producer

Belle Kissinger

Allison Kodroff

A3 Artists Agency

 

Doug Ballard

VO

"Man"

 

Danielle Guldin

VO

"Woman"

 

Columbia McCale

VO

"Anne"

 

Joelle Polisk

Shift Key

Contest Promotion

Eric Rowling

Jessica Felrice

Kazarian-Measures-Ruskin & Associates

 

Olivia Catt

Tatiana Codnor-Perry

Paradigm Talent Agency

 

 

Matthew Smith

Kazarian-Measures-Ruskin & Associates

 

 

Zennia Barahona

Rex Recker

Digital Arts-NY

Record, edit, mix

Judges

Our team of judges is an award-winning panel that has had their radio work heard on the airwaves across the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. And they've cleaned up at Cannes, One Show, Clios, LIAA, and the Radio Mercury Awards.

Ralph van Dijk

 

Ralph is a highly awarded radio and audio writer and director based in Sydeny Australia.  He heads-up audio specialist agency Eardrum located in London, England.  Both he and the company have been recognized at Cannes, D&AD and One Show.

Chris Smith

 

Christopher is a writer and creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. He has over 25 years of advertising experience and has become one of the industry’s most-awarded radio creatives, with 2 Mercury Award Grand Prizes for his work on Motel 6.

Jennie Moore

 

Jennie is a Creative Director and writer at WONGDOODY in Seattle. She is five-time Mercury finalist and has served on the radio jury for the One Show, and others.

Jim Hord

 

Jim is an Executive Creative Director at McCann New York. He’s known for working on award-winning campaigns for such brands as Dos Equis, Nike and GMC.

Mandy Fabian

 

Mandy is a writer/director and voiceover artist based in Los Angeles. She was  named "Best New Filmmaker of the Year" by NewFilmmakers LA.  Mandy is currenlt in pre-production to direct her first feature film.

Brendan Sack

 

Brendan is an award-winning creative director and writer at Studio M in Toronto. He is an alumni of the Oink Dead Radio contest as both a judge and winner. His winning spot for Durex went on to win at Cannes.

Tony Hertz

 

Tony is based in the Phillipines and is the sole proprietor of Tony Hertz: Radio and Brand Sound, specializing in creative radio advertising.  He has served on most major award juries, including Cannes Lions, once as president.

Brian English

 

Brian has worked for several big-name agencies, such as BBDO, Saatchi and Ammirati.  His most recent position with iHeartMedia has given him extensive experience in creating award-winning radio for brands large and small.

Joe O'Neill

 

Joe has worked as a copywriter at various Toronto agencies for over 20 years. He is one of several Canadian winners of the Dead Radio Contest and the only person to have won it twice.

Andrew Cahill

 

Andrew is a creative director and copywriter that works directly with clients and advertising agencies.  He has helped build brands for  Procter & Gamble, Hasbro, Hershey's, TD Bank, GlaxosmithKline, Blue Cross and more.

Danny Price

 

Danny is an Associate Creative Director at Deutsch New York. He has worked on numerous award-winning radio campaigns including multiple Radio Mercury Finalists and a Cannes Lion.

David Eastman

 

David is a Creative Group Head at The Richards Group.  He's won countless awards for his radio work and served as judge for both The One Show and the RMA. He has also taken 1st and 2nd place in past Dead Radio Contests.

Rick Didonato

 

Rick has been President of Baker Sound Studio since 2006. He has recorded, edited and mixed audio projects for  Disney, Warner Brothers, HBO, AT&T, Miller Lite, Nike and Ford.

Rex Recker

 

Rex is an award winning Audio Post Mixer and Sound Designer at Digital Arts in New York City.   Rex is a multiple award winning audio engineer who specializes in editing & mixing across all venues.

Past Winners

2017 Winner

Writer: Emmanuel Torres

Client: Fix Auto

Title: “Push”

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Winner

Writer: Michael Bense

Client: The Power of Radio

Title: “Business Names”

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Winner

Writer: Brendan Sack

Client: Durex

Title: “Movers”

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Winner

Writer: Adam Greenhood

Client: Rainbow Foods

Title: “Babysitter”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Winner

Writer: Michel Everard

Client: Oregon Health Department

Title: “Spit”

2014 Winner

Writer: Andrew Jeske

Client: Land Rover

Title: “Introductions”

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Winner

Writer: Neil Blewett

Client: IKEA

Title: “Morning Face”

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Winner

Writer: David Eastman

Client: MADD

Title: “Lucky”

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Winner

Writer: Ned Connolly

Client: Verizon

Title: “The Inauguration”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neil

Client: Canadian Hearing Society

Title: “Rock & Roll Casualty”

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Winner

Writer: Phil Davies

Client: Southwest Airlines

Title: “Paged”

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Winner

Writer: Greg Christensen

Client: Miller Lite

Title: “Testing”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 Winner

Writer: Phil Gable and Sandra Scher

Client: e-Diets

Title: “Laxitran”

 

2015 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neill

Client: Covenant House

Title: “I Couldn’t Stop Vomiting”

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Winner

Writer: Tommy Troncoso

Client: Amp Energy Drink

Title: “Wright Brothers”

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Winner

Writer: Cam Boyd

Client: The Score

Title: “Pretend”

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Winner

Writer: Scott Kaplan

and Chris Turner

Client: The Sporting News

Title: “Table Tennis”

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Winner

Writer: Nat Gutwirth

Client: Prego

Title: “Love Letters”

WHO WILL

BE NEXT?

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FINALISTS

Thank you

past winners

judges

WINNERS

Our team of judges is an award-winning panel that has had their radio work heard on the airwaves across the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. And they've cleaned up at Cannes, One Show, Clios, LIAA, and the Radio Mercury Awards.

Ralph van Dijk

 

Ralph is a highly awarded radio and audio writer and director based in Sydeny Australia.  He heads-up audio specialist agency Eardrum located in London, England.  Both he and the company have been recognized at Cannes, D&AD and One Show.

Chris Smith

 

Christopher is a writer and creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. He has over 25 years of advertising experience and has become one of the industry’s most-awarded radio creatives, with 2 Mercury Award Grand Prizes for his work on Motel 6.

Jennie Moore

 

Jennie is a Creative Director and writer at WONGDOODY in Seattle. She is five-time Mercury finalist and has served on the radio jury for the One Show, and others.

Jim Hord

 

Jim is an Executive Creative Director at McCann New York. He’s known for working on award-winning campaigns for such brands as Dos Equis, Nike and GMC.

Mandy Fabian

 

Mandy is a writer/director and voiceover artist based in Los Angeles. She was  named "Best New Filmmaker of the Year" by NewFilmmakers LA.  Mandy is currenlt in pre-production to direct her first feature film.

Brendan Sack

 

Brendan is an award-winning creative director and writer at Studio M in Toronto. He is an alumni of the Oink Dead Radio contest as both a judge and winner. His winning spot for Durex went on to win at Cannes.

Tony Hertz

 

Tony is based in the Phillipines and is the sole proprietor of Tony Hertz: Radio and Brand Sound, specializing in creative radio advertising.  He has served on most major award juries, including Cannes Lions, once as president.

Brian English

 

Brian has worked for several big-name agencies, such as BBDO, Saatchi and Ammirati.  His most recent position with iHeartMedia has given him extensive experience in creating award-winning radio for brands large and small.

Joe O'Neill

 

Joe has worked as a copywriter at various Toronto agencies for over 20 years. He is one of several Canadian winners of the Dead Radio Contest and the only person to have won it twice.

Andrew Cahill

 

Andrew is a creative director and copywriter that works directly with clients and advertising agencies.  He has helped build brands for  Procter & Gamble, Hasbro, Hershey's, TD Bank, GlaxosmithKline, Blue Cross and more.

Danny Price

 

Danny is an Associate Creative Director at Deutsch New York. He has worked on numerous award-winning radio campaigns including multiple Radio Mercury Finalists and a Cannes Lion.

David Eastman

 

David is a Creative Group Head at The Richards Group.  He's won countless awards for his radio work and served as judge for both The One Show and the RMA. He has also taken 1st and 2nd place in past Dead Radio Contests.

Rick Didonato

 

Rick has been President of Baker Sound Studio since 2006. He has recorded, edited and mixed audio projects for  Disney, Warner Brothers, HBO, AT&T, Miller Lite, Nike and Ford.

Rex Recker

 

Rex is an award winning Audio Post Mixer and Sound Designer at Digital Arts in New York City.   Rex is a multiple award winning audio engineer who specializes in editing & mixing across all venues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neil

Client: Canadian Hearing Society

Title: “Rock & Roll Casualty”

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Winner

Writer: Phil Davies

Client: Southwest Airlines

Title: “Paged”

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Winner

Writer: Greg Christensen

Client: Miller Lite

Title: “Testing”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 Winner

Writer: Phil Gable and
Sandra Scher

Client: e-Diets

Title: “Laxitran”

2017 Winner

Writer: Emmanuel Torres

Client: Fix Auto

Title: “Push”

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Winner

Writer: Michael Bense

Client: The Power of Radio

Title: “Business Names”

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Winner

Writer: Brendan Sack

Client: Durex

Title: “Movers”

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Winner

Writer: Adam Greenhood

Client: Rainbow Foods

Title: “Babysitter”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Winner

Writer: Michel Everard

Client: Oregon Health Department

Title: “Spit”

2015 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neill

Client: Covenant House

Title: “I Couldn’t Stop Vomiting”

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Winner

Writer: Tommy Troncoso

Client: Amp Energy Drink

Title: “Wright Brothers”

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Winner

Writer: Cam Boyd

Client: The Score

Title: “Pretend”

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Winner

Writer: Scott Kaplan

and Chris Turner

Client: The Sporting News

Title: “Table Tennis”

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Winner

Writer: Nat Gutwirth

Client: Prego

Title: “Love Letters”

2014 Winner

Writer: Andrew Jeske

Client: Land Rover

Title: “Introductions”

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Winner

Writer: Neil Blewett

Client: IKEA

Title: “Morning Face”

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Winner

Writer: David Eastman

Client: MADD

Title: “Lucky”

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Winner

Writer: Ned Connolly

Client: Verizon

Title: “The Inauguration”

In these improbable times, we just had our most unique winner

in the history of the Dead Radio Contest.

 

Scott Dahl not only had the winning script, but he wrote the third place script too.

 

With the completion of our contest at hand and the industry mostly shutdown,

we pushed forward and finished the winning spot.

 

Read and listen below to see how it all came together.

Writer: Daniel Jordan

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi/NY

Client: Oral-B

Title: “Dentist Office”/"Police/Couch"

 

 

Writer: Allen Gallehugh

Agency: Allen Gallehugh/NY

Client: Levi's

Title: “Czech Model"

 

 

Writer: Anthony Cardenas

Agency: RPA/Santa Monica

Client: Honda

Title: “Sweet Dreams Jennifer”

          “Sweet Dreams Craig”

 

Writer: Chris DeNinno

Agency: CP+B/Boulder

Client: Burger King

Title: “Monster Meal”

 

 

Writer: Dylan Krenka

Agency: Digitas/Chicago

Client: Maytag

Title: “Race Announcer”

 

 

Writer: Michael Schilling

Agency: PPK/Tampa

Client: Animal Welfare Institue

Title: “Worst Shark Attack Ever”

 

 

Writer: Rachel Abrams

Agency: Cossette/Quebec

Client: MADD

Title: “Junk in The Trunk"

 

Writer: Shirley Yushkov

Agency: Grey/Toronto

Client: Ovarian Cancer/Canada

Title: “Beaver”

 

 

Writer: Woody Hinkle

Agency: Nasuti & Hinkle Creative Thinking/Bethesda

Client: Humane Society of the United Puppy Mill

Title: “Breeding” PSA

 

 

Writer: Couper Cox

Agency: Technology Humans and Taste (THAT)/NY

Client: Lysoform & Smirnoff

Title: Lysoform "Disinfectant"

          Smirnoff "Drink Like The Scots"

 

Writer: Craig Opfer

Agency: Magneto/Portland

Client: Northwest Natural Gas

Title: “Fiasco"

 

 

Writer: Logan Broger

Agency: Giants & Gentlemen/Toronto

Client: Global Pet Foods

Title: “Proud Mom”

 

 

Writer: Sue Riddle

Agency: MRM/McCann/Detroit

Client: General Motors (Buick)

Title: “Daughter”

Mark Koenig

Endeavor Studios

Casting

 

Jeff King

Rick DiDonato

Ellen Kancher

Baker Sound-Phila

Pre-pro & Final Mix

 

Matt Price

Web Design

 

Tori Adams

Oink Ink

Associate Producer

 

Eric Rowling

Jessica Felrice

Kazarian-Measures-Ruskin & Associates

 

Olivia Catt

Tatiana Codnor-Perry

Paradigm Talent Agency

Belle Kissinger

Allison Kodroff

A3 Artists Agency

 

Doug Ballard

VO

"Man"

 

Danielle Guldin

VO

"Woman"

 

Columbia McCale

VO

"Anne"

 

oelle Polisk

Shift Key

Contest Promotion

 

Matthew Smith

Kazarian-Measures-Ruskin & Associates

 

Zennia Barahona

Rex Recker

Digital Arts-NY

Record, edit, mix

2015 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neill

Client: Covenant House

Title: “I Couldn’t Stop Vomiting”

 

 

 

 

2013 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neil

Client: Canadian Hearing Society

Title: “Rock & Roll Casualty”

 

 

 

 

2011 Winner

Writer: Tommy Troncoso

Client: Amp Energy Drink

Title: “Wright Brothers”

 

 

 

 

2009 Winner

Writer: Phil Davies

Client: Southwest Airlines

Title: “Paged”

 

 

 

 

2007 Winner

Writer: Cam Boyd

Client: The Score

Title: “Pretend”

 

 

 

 

2005 Winner

Writer: Greg Christensen

Client: Miller Lite

Title: “Testing”

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Winner

Writer: Scott Kaplan

and Chris Turner

Client: The Sporting News

Title: “Table Tennis”

 

 

 

 

2001 Winner

Writer: Phil Gable and
Sandra Scher

Client: e-Diets

Title: “Laxitran”

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Winner

Writer: Nat Gutwirth

Client: Prego

Title: “Love Letters”

 

2017 Winner

Writer: Emmanuel Torres

Client: Fix Auto

Title: “Push”

 

 

 

 

2014 Winner

Writer: Andrew Jeske

Client: Land Rover

Title: “Introductions”

 

 

 

 

2012 Winner

Writer: Michael Bense

Client: The Power of Radio

Title: “Business Names”

 

 

 

 

2010 Winner

Writer: Neil Blewett

Client: IKEA

Title: “Morning Face”

 

 

 

 

2008 Winner

Writer: Brendan Sack

Client: Durex

Title: “Movers”

 

 

 

 

2006 Winner

Writer: David Eastman

Client: MADD

Title: “Lucky”

 

 

 

 

2004 Winner

Writer: Adam Greenhood

Client: Rainbow Foods

Title: “Babysitter”

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Winner

Writer: Ned Connolly

Client: Verizon

Title: “The Inauguration”

 

 

 

 

2000  Winner

Writer: Michel Everard

Client: Oregon Health Department

Title: “Spit”

 

WE HAVE A WINNER!

19th Annual Dead radio Contest

In these improbable times, we just had our most unique winner

in the history of the Dead Radio Contest.

 

Scott Dahl not only had the winning script, but he wrote the third place script too.

 

With the completion of our contest at hand and the industry mostly shutdown,

we pushed forward and finished the winning spot.

 

Read and listen below to see how it all came together.

To enter the 19th Annual Dead Radio Contest, fill out the form and submit your unburied scripts.

Please include script title(S) and client name(S) in all files!

Using a NY Studio as our hub,

we used Zoom and Source Connect to record the winning spot.

This year, it not only took a village,

but new technologies to make it happen.

2017 Winner

Writer: Emmanuel Torres

Client: Fix Auto

Title: “Push”

 

 

 

 

2015 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neill

Client: Covenant House

Title: “I Couldn’t Stop Vomiting”

 

 

 

 

2014 Winner

Writer: Andrew Jeske

Client: Land Rover

Title: “Introductions”

 

 

 

 

2013 Winner

Writer: Joe O’Neil

Client: Canadian Hearing Society

Title: “Rock & Roll Casualty”

 

 

 

 

2012 Winner

Writer: Michael Bense

Client: The Power of Radio

Title: “Business Names”

 

 

 

 

2011 Winner

Writer: Tommy Troncoso

Client: Amp Energy Drink

Title: “Wright Brothers”

 

 

 

 

2010 Winner

Writer: Neil Blewett

Client: IKEA

Title: “Morning Face”

 

 

 

 

2009 Winner

Writer: Phil Davies

Client: Southwest Airlines

Title: “Paged”

 

 

 

 

2008 Winner

Writer: Brendan Sack

Client: Durex

Title: “Movers”

 

 

 

 

2007 Winner

Writer: Cam Boyd

Client: The Score

Title: “Pretend”

 

 

 

 

2006 Winner

Writer: David Eastman

Client: MADD

Title: “Lucky”

 

 

 

 

2005 Winner

Writer: Greg Christensen

Client: Miller Lite

Title: “Testing”

 

 

 

 

2004 Winner

Writer: Adam Greenhood

Client: Rainbow Foods

Title: “Babysitter”

 

 

 

 

2003 Winner

Writer: Scott Kaplan

and Chris Turner

Client: The Sporting News

Title: “Table Tennis"

 

 

 

 

2002 Winner

Writer: Ned Connolly

Client: Verizon

Title: “The Inauguration”

 

 

 

 

2001 Winner

Writer: Phil Gable and
Sandra Scher

Client: e-Diets

Title: “Laxitran”

 

 

 

 

2000 Winner

Writer: Michel Everard

Client: Oregon Health Department

Title: “Spit”

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Winner

Writer: Nat Gutwirth

Client: Prego

Title: “Love Letters”

 

 

Oink Creative | NY & LA | contact@oinkradio.com | 212.334.5800

WE HAVE A WINNER!

19th ANNUAL DEAD RADIO CONTEST

In these improbable times, we just had our most unique winner in the history of the Dead Radio Contest.

 

Scott Dahl not only had the winning script, but he wrote the third place script too.

 

With the completion of our contest at hand and the industry mostly shutdown,

we pushed forward and finished the winning spot.

 

Read and listen below to see how it all came together.