Baltic based music producer and songwriter Steve Levine has received two ‘Gold Radio Winner’ trophies at this year’s New York Festivals’ Radio Awards.
Steve Levine has been acknowledged with the two awards for his writing and production on the BBC radio documentary ‘Bing Crosby In ‘The Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘- From Final Solution To Audio Revolution’ – a show which commemorates the 40th anniversary of Bing Crosby’s death.
‘The Road To Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is presented by Academy Award-nominated actress and singer (Sadie and the Hotheads) Elizabeth McGovern and commemorates the fortieth anniversary of Bing Crosby’s untimely passing. At the same time the show also celebrates a critical moment in the history of radio: the seventieth anniversary of the very first programme recorded on magnetic tape – Bing Crosby’s Philco Radio Time.
It’s the intriguing story of how entertainment great Bing Crosby was instrumental in adopting tape technology developed in Nazi Germany to change the face of the radio and recording industry. Thirty years after those far-reaching changes, Bing Crosby spent the last month of his life entirely in England – save for a fateful golfing trip to Spain, during which the crooner carded his last round. The show takes an in-depth look at this time: including the recording of Bing’s last Christmas Special and his final commercial album, Seasons; a UK regional tour; a two week London Palladium residency; plus his radio swansong – a BBC session at Maida Vale.
The award winning radio show was co-written and produced by Steve Levine and Lewis Borg-Cardona in Steve’s Baltic Triangle studio!