OBE award for Classic FM's Darren Henley
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OBE award for Classic FM’s Darren Henley

Classic FM Managing Director Darren Henley has been awarded an OBE for services to Music, in the 2013 New Year Honours.

Darren started at the station when it launched 20 years ago as a journalist and overnight newsreader having previously worked at Invicta FM in 1989. He worked his way up to MD in 2006 and remembers his time at the station in a special feature written for Radio Today in September.

He has picked up three Gold Sony Radio Academy Awards, four Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and one Classical BRIT Award.

He told RadioToday.co.uk: “I’m really very chuffed. For me, it’s the icing on the cake as we round off Classic FM’s 20th birthday year.”

Ashley Tabor, Global Radio’s Founder & Executive President, told Radio Today: “Darren’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in Classic FM’s growth and success over the last 20 years. Our many congratulations go to him for this well deserved honour.”

Also honoured is Fran Nevrkla, Chair of Phonographic Performance Limited for services to the British Music Industry. Fran is a big supporter of radio and as a fellow of the Radio Academy, he often addresses the radio industry at official events.

“I am thrilled about this honour which makes me feel very proud,” said Fran. “I consider it a great privilege that my adopted country, the United Kingdom, has given me recognition for achievements over the years in an industry that contributes a great deal and in so many ways.”

He was chief executive of PPL for a decade until the end of last year, but remains as Chairman.

Elsewhere, Tommy Millar from BBC Radio Ulster is awarded an MBE for services to Pipe Band Music and Larry Mayers gets an OBE for services to broadcasting. BBC broadcaster Torin Douglas is also recognised for his services to the community.

Non radio announcements in the list this year include a knighthood for Bradley Wiggins, and CBEs for Jess Ennis and Kate Bush.

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0 1 1478 29 December, 2012 Industry News 12:00 am 201212 Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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