A number of presenters and radio executives have been honoured today in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Presenter Fiona Ritchie has received an MBE For services to Broadcasting and Traditional Scottish Music. She’s best known as the producer and host of The Thistle & Shamrock, an hour-long Celtic music show that airs weekly throughout the United States on National Public Radio.
Cerys Matthews, singer and presenter on 6 Music also gets an MBE for services to Music.
Agent Jonathan Shalit, who represents radio talent such as Kate Garraway, Myleene Klass, Nick Snaith, Mark Wright, Rickie & Melvin from Kiss and Denise Van Outen, has been given an OBE. Ruth Connelly, Head of Broadcasting, Scottish Parliament also gets an OBE, for parliamentary service.
Kenneth Angus MacIver, presenter on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, has received an OBE for services to Gaelic Broadcasting and to the community in the Western Isles.
Meanwhile at the BBC, OBEs for Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport for services to Sports Broadcasting and Lyse Doucet – BBC Chief International Correspondent – for services to British journalism.
Finally, Charles Roy Lancaster, a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time gets a CBE for services to Horticulture and charity.