BBC Radio 2 and Kerrang! Radio were among the big winners at the Music Week Awards last night. The national BBC network won Station of the Year for the second year running, whilst Emma Scrafton from Kerrang! was named Music Programmer of the Year.
Also up for the Station of the Year award was BBC Radio 1, 6Music, Radio City and Radio Clyde.
Tindle Radio's 99.9 Radio Norwich was also given a special commendation for what the judges called its "quality of local content, creativeness and localness". The station, which only launched last June, was described by the panel of music executives as being "everything that a local station should aspire to be".
Radio Norwich's Programme Director and Breakfast Presenter, Tom Kay, told RadioToday.co.uk: “We’ve worked really hard over the past nine months to create a locally-focused brand for Norwich. We were shortlisted alongside two national BBC stations, so to receive the nomination and then the commendation was quite an achievement”.
The full list of winners is as follows:
[b]Independent Store of the Year[/b]: Sister Ray, London
[b]Digital Store of the Year[/b]: iTunes
[b]Music Retail Chain of the Year[/b]: HMV
[b]Sales Force of the Year[/b]: Universal
[b]Distributor of the Year[/b]: EMI
[b]Digital Music Service of the Year[/b]: 3 Music Store
[b]Music Programmer of the Year[/b]: [i]Emma Scrafton – Kerrang! Radio[/i]
[b]Radio Station of the Year [/b](sponsored by PPL): [i]BBC Radio 2[/i]
[b]Regional Promotions Team of the Year [/b](sponsored by Nielsen Music Control): Polydor Regional
[b]National Promotions Team of the Year[/b]: Island Records Group
[b]Booking Agent of the Year[/b]: Paul Boswell, Free Trade
[b]Concert Promoter of the Year[/b]: Simon Moran, SJM
[b]Venue of the Year [/b](sponsored by Red Stripe): The Luminaire
[b]Publisher of the Year[/b]: EMI
[b]Producer of the Year[/b]: Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen)
[b]The A&R Award[/b] (sponsored by MTV Networks UK & Ireland): Polydor
[b]PR Campaign of the Year[/b]: Sundraj Sreenivasan (for The Sound of Girls Aloud)
[b]International Marketing Campaign of the Year [/b](Supported by T-Mobile): Mike Allen, Kevin Brown & Caitlin Gibbons – Corinne Bailey Rae
[b]Catalogue Marketing Campaign on the Year[/b]: Chas Chandler – Slade Remastered
[b]UK Marketing Campaign of the Year [/b](sponsored by Yahoo! Music): Katherine Parrott and Dan Duncombe – Lily Allen
[b]Independent Record Label of the Year[/b] (sponsored by VidZone Digital Media): Domino
[b]Record Label of the Year[/b]: Polydor
[b]Manager of the Year [/b](sponsored by Sony Ericsson): Neale Easterby/Richard Ramsey – Empire
[b]The Strat Award[/b]: Jazz Summers
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