Paul Brown, Gillian Reynolds, John Myers and Ralph Bernard are to be inducted into RadioCentre’s list of 40 individuals of commercial radio.
Former RadioCentre Chairman Paul Brown, Telegraph Radio Critic Gillian Reynolds, TeamRock Chairman John Myers and the former Chief Executive of GCap Radio Ralph Bernard will join Mark Owen and Katherine Jenkins who were added last year.
They now have the task of finding the other 34 people worthy of joining them as someone who has made a significant contribution to commercial radio over the last 40 years.
The four new members will be joined by RadioCentre Chairman Dianne Thompson, Arqiva Awards Chairman Lisa Kerr and RadioCentre CEO Andrew Harrison to whittle down the final nominations.
The Roll of Honour will tell the story of commercial radio’s 40 year history through 40 individuals, and will form the centrepiece to this year’s Arqiva Awards, taking place in London on the evening of July 3rd.
Nominations now being sought from across the industry for names to be considered and can be made before April 30th online.
The Roll of Honour will be made up of individuals who reflect significant milestones in the industry’s development, taking in advertisers, artists, bands, moguls, power
brokers and DJs. The emphasis will be on people whose contribution helps tell the story of commercial radio and the final list will not be ranked.
Andrew Harrison commented: “Commercial radio’s 40th anniversary is a real landmark for the industry. For two generations, our sector has delivered a popular mix of great entertainment and real public value at both local and national level – from the first broadcasts of LBC, Capital and Clyde in 1973 to Team Rock’s launch last week. Now is the time to recognise the key players and individuals which have contributed most to commercial radio’s continued success.”