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Gillard nominations announced

Two East Midlands radio teams will go up against BBC London for this year's BBC local radio station of the year award.

The programme teams at BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio Derby have been shortlisted for the annual accolade. The winners will be announced at this year's Frank Gillard awards which take place on Thursday October 16 at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.

BBC London's Vanessa Feltz, Radio Bristol's Ben Prater and Radio Lancashire's Ted Robbins compete for programme presenter of the year. BBC Radio's Leicester, Nottingham and Tees will battle it out the breakfast programme category.

This year's ceremony in Yorkshire comes after BBC Radio Leeds' victory as station of the year for 2007. This year's awards will be presented by the director general, Mark Thompson.

[b]1 – Breakfast Programme[/b]
BBC Radio Leicester – The Ben Jackson Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Nottingham – Andy Whittaker's Breakfast Show
BBC Tees – Matthew Davies

[b]2 – Programme Presenter[/b]
Ben Prater, BBC Radio Bristol
Ted Robbins, BBC Radio Lancashire
Vanessa Feltz, BBC London 94.9

[b]3 – Original Journalism[/b]
1. BBC Radio Kent – Water Bill Direct Debits
2. BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Bogus Vet Investigation
3. BBC Radio Merseyside; A Community in Crisis – The Rhys Jones Shooting

[b]4 – Breaking News[/b]
1. BBC Radio Gloucestershire – The Floods
2. BBC Hereford and Worcester – The Floods
3. BBC Radio Shropshire – School Closures

[b]5 – Interactivity[/b]
BBC Radio Berkshire "Legsy Gets a Break"
BBC Essex "Loud Women"
BBC Radio Suffolk Breakfast with Mark Murphy – the "Don't be a Tosser" anti-litter campaign

[b]6 – 360[/b]
BBC Radio Bristol – The "My Bristol" Campaign
BBC Radio Shropshire – School Closures
BBC Radio Suffolk – 30th Years of Honour – the anniversary of Ipswich winning the FA Cup

[b]7 – Creativity[/b]
BBC London 94.9 – The Candyman Live – Danny Baker and the BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Radio Newcastle – The Angel at 10 – The Angel of the North
BBC Radio Merseyside – The Liverpool Saga

[b]8 – Community[/b]
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire – The Singing City Project
BBC London 94.9 – Youth Crime Debate
BBC Radio Suffolk – The "Don't be a Tosser" anti-litter campaign

[b]9 – Sports Coverage[/b]
BBC Radio Berkshire – Survival Sunday – Reading's Relegation
BBC Radio Stoke – Stoke City's Promotion to the Premier League
BBC Radio Solent – Portsmouth win the FA Cup

[b]10 – Diversity[/b]
BBC Essex
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
BBC Radio Manchester

[b]11 – Faith Programming[/b]
BBC Radio Leicester
BBC Radio Northampton
BBC Radio Nottingham

[b]12 – Radio Promotion Campaign[/b]
BBC Radio Newcastle 'Radio with Character'
BBC Radio Nottingham – The Big Night Out
BBC Radio Sheffield Good Neighbour Appeal

[b]13 – BBC Local Radio Station of The Year[/b]
BBC Radio Derby
BBC London 94.9
BBC Radio Nottingham

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