About

Pat Brittenden is a Dunedin based, international award winning broadcaster who has worked in radio, television and on stage. Pat has worked in talk radio, where he hosted the number one radio show in its time slot, nationwide for seven straight years, and also on multiple music brands. Pat has been a political contributor and presenter on both television and radio and now runs Blindfish Media, a media and marketing consultancy firm.

Pat’s passions are “conversations that matter and challenge” which can be demonstrated with his self-produced television series elephantTV, as the host of ODTtv and his vast talk radio experience on Newstalk ZB, Radiolive and New Zealand’s Rhema.

Along with consultancy work with numerous businesses, Blindfish Media is also a provider of award winning content both on radio and within digital media. Blindfish Media has produced numerous projects including, but not limited to, elephantTV, The Slightly Correct Political Show with comedians Jeremy Elwood and Chris Brain and ODTtv for Allied Press. Pat has also been an integral pat of the team that produced the international award winning Newstalk BC having roles presenting, co-writing and co-directing.

In 2015 Pat Brittenden was one of four New Zealanders invited to be a member of the Grand Jury for the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs

Awards and Nominations

NZ Radio Awards

2000

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, More FM Auckland (Ensemble) (Nominated)

2001

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, More FM Auckland (Ensemble(Won)

2002

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, More FM Auckland (Ensemble) (Nominated)
  • Best Daily or Weekly Series, Easter Real Time, CBA (Nominated)

2003

  • Best Individual Air Personality, Talk Host or Interviewer – Regional (Nominated)

2006

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, Classic Hits (Ensemble) (Nominated)
  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, Newstalk ZB (Ensemble) (Nominated)

2009

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, Newstalk ZB (Ensemble) (Nominated)

2010

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, Newstalk ZB (Ensemble) (Nominated)

2011

  • Station of the Year, Metropolitan, Newstalk ZB (Ensemble(Won)

2014

  • Best Technical Production (Nominated)

2015

  • Best Documentary (Nominated)

2016

  • Best Children’s Programme (Won)

2017

  • Best Creative Feature (pending)

New York Festival World’s Best Radio Programs

2014

  • Best Direction (Won, Gold)
  • Best Drama Special (Nominated)
  • Best Editing (Nominated)
  • Best Performance by an Actor (Won, Silver)
  • Best Talk/Interview Special (Won, Gold)
  • Best Programme Promotion (Nominated)
  • Religious Programme (Won, Silver)

2015

  • Best Writing (Won, Gold)

2016

  • Best Children/Young Adult Programme (Won, Silver)

2017

  • Best Information/Documentary (pending)
  • Best Writing (pending)

The Association for International Broadcasters (London)

2014

  • Creative Radio Feature (Won)

CMAA Awards Australia

2017

  • Most Engaging Radio (Won)

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