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Nominations for Arqiva awards

The nominations for the 2006 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards have been officially announced. The afternoon event will be hosted by Virgin Radio?s Christian O?Connell at at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

The awards are now in their 11th year and seek to recognise excellence in all aspects of Commercial Radio including presentation, programming, technical innovation, and sales & marketing. Alison Winter, Research and Communications Manager at the CRCA, commented: ?CRCA have organised these awards since 1996. In 2007 they pass to our new industry body The RadioCentre, and we could not have handed them over in better shape. With another change of venue to accommodate our guests, over 500 entries received, and an amazingly diverse list of nominations it is clear that there is much to celebrate in our industry.?

The nominations are outlined in full below: –

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Programmer of the Year
? Mark Browning ? Heart 106.2
? Phil Rodgers ? Chester?s Dee 106.3
? Richard Maddock ? Radio City 96.7

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Marketing Award
? 100.7 Heart fm Marketing
? Matt McClure & Andy Saxton ? Galaxy 105 & 106
? Sue Green, Graham Lysaght, Hamish Law ? 107.6 Juice FM

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Social Action Initiative Award
? Coins for the Quake – 105.4 Leicester Sound
? Galaxy Yorkshire Sponsorship & Promotions, Humberside Police & The Vulnerable Children?s Fund
? Radio in Schools ? GWR FM Bristol

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Station of the Year (<300,000 TSA)
? 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire
? Bright 106.4
? FIRE 107.6FM

The Arqiva Commercial Radio News Award
? 96.4 BRMB Newsteam
? Chrysalis Radio News for LBC 97.3FM, LBC News 1152AM and Heart 106.2
? Real Radio Yorkshire News Team

The Arqiva Local Sales Team of the Year
? Kerrang! 105.2 Sales Team
? Real Radio Scotland
? The Dearne FM Sales Team

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Technical Innovation Award
? Chrysalis Radio Engineering for LBC 97.3FM and LBC News 1152AM
? GCap Media plc / Future Technologies Team
? My Content ? GCap Media

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Station of the Year (300,000 to 1 million TSA)
? 107.6 Juice FM
? 97.2 Beacon Radio (West Midlands)
? Trax FM

The Arqiva National Sales Team of the Year
? Classic FM Sales Team
? Emap Advertising
? Virgin Radio

The Arqiva/British Heart Foundation Action on Health Award
? 96.6 TFM
? Happy New You with Simone Bienne ? Southern FM
? Wessex FM

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Programme or Feature of the Year
? Home Front : Ayrshire War Time Memories ? West Sound
? Nobody told me there?s be days like these: John Lennon 25 Years on ? Magic 1548
? The Bradford City Fire: 20 Years After ? Real Radio Yorkshire

The Arqiva/Skillset Commercial Radio Presentation Newcomer(s) of the Year
 Rupert Jones and Thomas Bowker ? Fox FM Oxfordshire
 Selena ? Choice FM 107.1 & 96.9 FM
 Stuart Cable ? Kerrang! 105.2

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Digital Station of the Year
? GaydarRadio
? Kerrang! Radio
? Planetrock, The UK?s Classic Rock Station

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Station Sound Award
? Matt Fisher – XFM
? Peter Gee / Jonathan Young / Liz Brace – talkSPORT
? Vince Lynch, Lee Price, Adam Belloni ? Virgin Radio

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Presenter(s) of the Year – in association with x-trax
? Nick Ferrari ? LBC 97.3FM
? Sam Matterface ? 107.4 The Quay
? Wes Butters, Polly Garside and Alan Toner ? Galaxy Manchester

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Station of the Year (>1 million TSA)
? 100.4 smooth fm
? Heart 106.2
? Real Radio Scotland

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