BBC clean up at Audio and Radio Industry Awards

It was the BBC’s night at the first ever Audio and Radio Industry Awards, with over 80% of the Gold awards going their way, including for Best National Station which was won by BBC Radio 2.

13 of the 16 top awards went to the Corporation, with only one commercial radio station winning Gold – Hallam FM which took home Best Local Station. AudioBoom and SoundDigital took home the remaining gongs. A number of radio groups didn’t enter, including Nation and Global, giving the BBC the edge.

Rick Astley, Gregory Porter and the Kaiser Chiefs performed live at the ceremony, hosted by BBC Radio’s Sara Cox.

Here are the winners in full:

Best News Coverage
GOLD: The Buncrana Pier Tragedy – BBC Radio Foyle
SILVER: A New Life in Europe: The Dhnie Family – BBC Radio 4
BRONZE: PM: Jo Cox’s Murder – BBC Radio 4

Best Entertainment Production
GOLD: Greg James – BBC Radio 1
SILVER: The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio
BRONZE: The Pin – BBC Radio 4

Best Audio Dramatisation
GOLD: Lament – BBC Radio Drama London for Radio 4
SILVER: Cuttin’ It – BBC Radio Drama London for Radio 4
BRONZE: BBC Radio Merseyside

Best National Speech Breakfast Show
GOLD: Today – BBC Radio 4
SILVER: 5 Live Breakfast – BBC Radio 5 Live
BRONZE: Good Morning Scotland – BBC Radio Scotland

Best Local Breakfast Show
GOLD: Georgey at Breakfast – BBC Radio York
SILVER: Sam and Amy – Gem
BRONZE: Morgan in the Morning – BBC Radio Stoke

Best National Music Breakfast Show
GOLD: The Chris Evans Breakfast Show – BBC Radio 2
SILVER: The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio
BRONZE: Emily Segal – heat Radio

Best Sports Show
GOLD: 606 – Shooting Shark Productions for BBC Radio 5 Live
SILVER: Boro Are Back! – BBC Tees
BRONZE: 5 live Sport – BBC Radio 5 live

Best Digital Audio Service
GOLD: audioBoom
SILVER: Live @ Wimbledon Radio – IMG Radio on behalf of the All England Lawn Tennis Club

Podcast of the Year
GOLD: The Story of Izzy Dix – BBC Newsbeat
SILVER: The Modern Mann – Rethink Audio
BRONZE: Storytime with Boon – This Is Distorted

Best Digital Innovation
GOLD: The BBC iPlayer Radio App
SILVER: BBC Radio 2 Country

Audio Moment of the Year
GOLD: The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away – TBI Media for BBC Radio 4
SILVER: Where are you going New York, Loftus Media for BBC World Service
BRONZE: The Archers: Helen Stabs Rob – BBC Radio Drama Birmingham for Radio 4

The Radio Academy Award
Sound Digital for D2

Speech Broadcaster of the Year
GOLD: Stephen Nolan – BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 5 Live
SILVER: Kirsty Young – Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4
BRONZE: Nihal – BBC Asian Network

Music Broadcaster of the Year
GOLD: MistaJam – BBC Radio 1Xtra
SILVER: Jamie Cullum – Folded Wing for BBC Radio 2
BRONZE: Stephen McCauley – BBC Radio Foyle

Best Local Station
GOLD: Hallam FM
SILVER: Forth 1

Best National Station
GOLD: BBC Radio 2
SILVER: BBC Radio 1Xtra
BRONZE: Absolute Radio

Roger Cutsforth, Managing Director of The Radio Academy said: “Congratulations to all our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners this evening – what a fantastic celebration of UK radio and audio. The inaugural ARIAS have been a very positive first step in establishing, a high profile, national awards event outside London and we’re delighted they’ve have been so well supported, with attendance surpassing any other radio awards ceremony.

“That achievement shows not only that an industry as vibrant as ours needs to celebrate with its own cross-sector national awards ceremony, but also that our hosts Leeds has provided the perfect partnership for this newly launched event. We look forward to building on the success of this evening for next year’s awards which we hope will be even bigger and better.”

Will Jackson, Managing Director of the Radio Independents Group, commented on the wins for independent producers, saying: “Indies once again punched above their weight, winning Gold Awards for ‘Moment of the Year’ and ‘Best Sports Show’ plus a range of Silver and Bronzes. This proves that in the coming years, the extra hours that will be available for indies to compete for to make BBC programmes promise to deliver a good range of high-quality productions to Licence Fee payers”.

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