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IRN award shortlist revealed

GMG and Bauer lead the nominations announced earlier today by IRN, with Hallam FM receiving five nominations, and 105.4 Century FM a close second with four. Real Radio Scotland received three nominations and Capital 95.8, Radio City and Viking FM were amongst those to receive two.

Several smaller radio groups also picked up nominations, including TLRC, Tindle and Sunrise.

Simon Monk, programme director at Hallam FM told Radio Today: "We're absolutely chuffed that our news team has received the recognition it deserves."

"It's been a testing year with the flooding in our area, but the Hallam FM news team led the way in bringing the most vital news and information to our listeners, as IRN have now recognised."

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 15th April at the Heads of News Conference in London.

[b]Young Journalist [/b]
Kate Henderson – Viking FM
Ayden Peach – Time
Alice Griffith – Trax
Roz Hutchings – Original

[b]Best News Coverage[/b]
Mercury – Terror trial reaction
Clyde – Glasgow wins 2014 Commonwealth Games bid
Hallam – Flood coverage
XFM Manchester – Death of Tony Wilson

[b]Best News Reporter[/b]
Claire Hannah – Rock
Giulia Bould – City
Michael Coombes – Isle of Wight
Sean Woods – Century FM

[b]Best Funny[/b]
Dave Easson – Magic 999, Pie Eating Championship
Chris Maskery – Chiltern, Bobsleigh
Real Scotland, Jermaine Jackson in a kilt
Dan Entwhisle – Century NE, Geordie accents

[b]Best Scoop[/b]
Capital 95.8 – London car bombs
Century NW – Rhys Jones
Red Dragon – Soldier's funeral
Hallam – Mystery floods hero

[b]Best news programme[/b]
Leicester Sound – Madeleine McCann
Century NW – Gun Crime Special
Real Scotland – Commonwealth Games
Hallam – 6 o'clock News

[b]Newsreader of the Year[/b]
Kevin Gover – Dream
Kate Kopczyk – Century Radio 105.4
Katy White – Hallam
Matthew Schofield, Capital 95.8

Radio City – All The Tickets Are in the Wrong Hands
Key 103 – Ricky Hatton Live from Las Vegas
Northsound – Uefa Cup campaign
Minster – Chasing the Dream

[b]Contribution of the Year[/b]
Hallam FM
Key 103
Real Radio Scotland
Viking FM

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