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And the (Sony) nominees are…

Radio 1 is in the running again for the UK Station Of The Year, a category it last won at the Sony Radio Academy Awards three years ago.

The BBC station is shortlisted alongside Radio 3 and Classic FM for the prize as Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Chris Moyles has a chance to defend the Breakfast Show Award he won last year.

Radio 1 and Classic FM will also go head to head in the Music Programming Award in nominations announced tonight for the 27th annual awards at a gathering at Orchid in London’s Piccadilly.

Commercial Radio is putting up a good fight with Absolute Radio scooping seven nominations and a debut nomination for talkSPORT’s Ian Wright and Classic FM’s Alex James.

The BBC is nominated for gongs all across the board with Radios 1, 2 and 6 Music commanding a handful of nominations each. Zane Lowe pops up twice for Radio 1, in the Music Programming Award and as Music Radio Personality Of The Year respectively.

A year after winning the category, Planet Rock is again nominated in the Digital Station Of The Year category, it’ll be up against BBC Asian Network and Fun Kids.

Tim Blackmore, Chairman of the Sony Radio Academy Awards said: “I’m particularly thrilled that our new awards for ‘Interview’, ‘Themed Programming’ and ‘Speech Radio Personality’ have won considerable support. Every year we try to adjust the categories to match the continual evolution of our industry and this year’s entries have shown once again that alongside their heritage of 27 years, these awards remain truly contemporary.”

The Gold Award and the Local & Regional Lifetime Achievement Award are in the gift of the Awards Committee and will be announced at the ceremony on 11 May.

The full nominations are:

[b]THE MUSIC PROGRAMME AWARD[/b]

In: Demand – Key 103 for the Big City Network

The Huey Show – Wise Buddah Creative for BBC 6 Music

The Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie Show – Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

Words and Music – BBC Radio Arts and Radio 3 for Radio 3

Zane Lowe – BBC Radio 1

[b]THE SPECIALIST MUSIC PROGRAMME AWARD[/b]

Andi Durrant: The Warm Up – Distorted Productions & the Galaxy Network for the Galaxy Network

David Rodigan – Kiss Specialist Production Team for the Kiss Network

Friction – BBC Asian Network

Mic Check – Somethin’ Else for the BBC Asian Network

Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

[b]THE MUSIC RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR[/b]

Chris Evans – BBC Radio 2

Lauren Laverne – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

Scott Mills – BBC Radio 1

Simon James & Hill – Kerrang! Radio

Zane Lowe – BBC Radio 1

[b]THE MUSIC BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR[/b]

Alex James – Classic FM

David Rodigan – Kiss Specialist Production Team for the Kiss Network

Mark Radcliffe – Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

Steve Lamacq – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music, Radio 2 & Radio 1

Stuart Maconie – Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music

[b]THE MUSIC SPECIAL AWARD[/b]

Absolute Coldplay – Absolute Radio & TBI Media for Absolute Radio

Cut & Paste – Wise Buddah Creative for BBC Radio 1

Gerry’s Danny Boy – BBC Radio Ulster

Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth – BBC Radio 3

Who Knows Where The Time Goes, The Sandy Denny Story – Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company for BBC Radio 2

[b]THE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD[/b]

Adam and Joe – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

Chris Evans Drivetime – BBC Radio 2

Christian O’Connell – Absolute Radio

Geoff Lloyd – Absolute Radio

Tim Shaw’s Absolution – Absolute Radio

[b]THE MUSIC PROGRAMMING AWARD[/b]

BBC Radio 1

Classic FM

Magic 105.4

[b]THE DRAMA AWARD[/b]

Cavalry – BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Goldfish Girl – BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Mr Larkin’s Awkward Day – BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

The Color Purple – BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Above the Title & Woolyback Productions for BBC Radio 4

[b]THE SPORTS AWARD[/b]

5 live Olympic Breakfast- BBC News Programmes & BBC Sport for 5 live

Olympics Sportsworld – BBC Sport for the World Service

Sportsweek – Front Page Media for BBC Radio 5 live

The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – talkSPORT

The Football Forum – BRMB for Gold (Birmingham, Coventry & Wolverhampton)

[b]THE SPEECH AWARD[/b]

America, Empire of Liberty – BBC Radio Current Affairs for Radio 4

Jon Ronson On…. – Unique the production company for BBC Radio 4

Outlook: Black in the USA – BBC Audio and Music Factual for the World Service

Prisoners’ Voices – Prison Radio Association & Electric Radio Brixton for Electric Radio Brixton

Simon Mayo & Mark Kermode – BBC News for 5 live

[b]THE NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS AWARD[/b]

5 live Breakfast – BBC News for 5 live

Newsbeat – BBC News for Radio 1

The World Today – BBC World Service News & Current Affairs for the World Service

The Wrap – BBC Asian Network

Today – BBC News for Radio 4

[b]THE NEWS SPECIAL AWARD[/b]

Desperate Dreams: The Monday Documentary – BBC Manchester Current Affairs for the World Service

Driving Into Debt – Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4

Poetry From The Front Line – White Pebble Media for BBC Radio 4

Rhys Jones – Century Radio

The Investigation: Never Too Old To Care – A Stark Production for BBC Radio Scotland

[b]THE NEWS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR[/b]

106 JACK fm & Oxford’s FM 107.9 News Team – 106 JACK fm & Oxford’s FM107.9

City Talk News Team – City Talk 105.9

Eddie Mair – BBC News for Radio 4

Gavin Lee – BBC News for 5 live

Mike Thomson – BBC News for Radio 4

[b]THE SPEECH RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR[/b]

Eddie Mair – BBC News for Radio 4

Ian Wright – talkSPORT

Nicky Campbell – BBC Radio 5 live

Stephen Nolan – BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Radio Ulster

Vanessa Feltz – BBC London 94.9

[b]THE SPEECH BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR[/b]

Edi Stark – A Stark Production for BBC Radio Scotland

Evan Davis – BBC News for Radio 4

John Humphrys – BBC News for Radio 4

Nick Ferrari – LBC 97.3

Simon Mayo – BBC News for 5 live

[b]THE BREAKFAST SHOW AWARD[/b]

5 live Breakfast – BBC News for 5 live

Bowie @ Breakfast – Radio Clyde for 102.5 Clyde 1

Kiss 100 Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin & Charlie – Kiss 100

Shaun Keaveny – BBC Audio & Music Factual for 6 Music

The Chris Moyles Show – BBC Radio 1

[b]THE LISTENER PARTICIPATION AWARD[/b]

Adam and Joe – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

Electric Radio Brixton: Daily Show – Prison Radio Association & Electric Radio Brixton for Electric Radio Brixton

Iain Lee – Absolute Radio

Sadie Nine’s Loud Women – BBC Essex

Stephen Nolan – BBC Radio 5 live

[b]THE COMEDY AWARD[/b]

606 with Danny Baker – Campbell Davison Media for BBC Radio 5 live

Adam and Joe – BBC Audio and Music for 6 Music

Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! – Komedia Entertainment & Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 4

Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop – BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 2

The Now Show – BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 4

[b]THE FEATURE AWARD[/b]

Anatomy Of A Car Crash – BBC Radio Documentaries for Radio 4

Between The Ears: Staring At The Wall – BBC Radio Documentaries for Radio 3

Giving Way To A New Era – Made in Manchester Limited for BBC Radio 4

Leonard and Marianne – Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4

Lives In A Landscape: Gone East – BBC Radio Documentaries for Radio 4

[b]THE INTERVIEW AWARD[/b]

Allison Ferns interviews Reunited Brothers – BBC Southern Counties Radio

Andrew Peach interviews Graeme Murty – BBC Radio Berkshire

Eddie Mair interviews Ken Livingstone – BBC News for Radio 4

Electric Radio interview with Jonathan Aitken – Prison Radio Association & Electric Radio Brixton for Electric Radio Brixton

Feargal Keane interviews Lana Vandenberghe – Taking a Stand, BBC Radio Current Affairs for Radio 4

[b]THE BREAKING NEWS AWARD[/b]

Attacks in Mumbai – BBC News Programmes for Radio 4

Body on Arbroath Beach – Tay News Team for Tay FM & Tay AM

Schools Closures – BBC Radio Shropshire

The Rangers Riot – BBC Radio Manchester

The Ray Lewis Investigation – BBC London 94.9

[b]THE LIVE EVENT COVERAGE AWARD[/b]

Absolute Coldplay – Absolute Radio & TBI Media for Absolute Radio

Carnival – 1Xtra

Summer Sundae Weekender – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

The Beijing Olympics – BBC Radio 5 live

The Coldstream Guards Come Home To Windsor –

The Andrew Peach Show for BBC Radio Berkshire

[b]THE COMMUNITY AWARD[/b]

A Sound Fix (Spots) – Prison Radio Association for Electric Radio Brixton

Coventry Market the Musical – BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Don’t Be A Tosser! – BBC Radio Suffolk

Legsy Gets A Break – BBC Radio Berkshire

Omagh Community Radio Group – Omagh Community Radio Group for Strule FM

[b]THE THEMED PROGRAMMING AWARD[/b]

1968 – Myth or Reality ? – BBC Production Departments and Independent Companies for BBC Radio 4

Family Life – BBC Hereford & Worcester

The Chopin Experience – BBC Radio 3

The Forgotten Army – 106 JACK fm

US’08 BBC Bus: Talking America – BBC World Service News for the World Service

[b]THE PROMO AWARD[/b]

Absolute Radio Discover Real Music – Absolute Radio

Bristol’s Big Give – GWR Bristol

Kiss The Planet – What Will You Do? – Kiss Imaging Team for the Kiss Network

The My Lai Tapes – BBC World Service Promotions for the World Service

TV Licensing – Students Campaign – Fresh Air Production & Proximity London for BBC Radio 1

[b]THE COMPETITION AWARD[/b]

Adam and Joe – Video Wars – BBC Audio & Music for 6 Music

Facebuck$ – Galaxy Network Imaging for Galaxy (Manchester, Birmingham, Yorkshire & North East)

Heart’s Tankety Tank – Heart (West Midlands)

Radio City Makes Your Day – Radio City

Win Your Wedding – CFM

[b]THE STATION IMAGING AWARD[/b]

1Xtra

BBC Radio 1

City Talk 105.9

JACK fm

Xfm (London & Manchester)

[b]THE INTERNET PROGRAMME AWARD[/b]

Answer Me This! – Answer Me This Podcast.com

Media Talk – The Rout At Radio 2 – Guardian.co.uk

Nature’s Voice – Podcast for the RSPB Website

Rethinkdaily – Rethinkdaily.co.uk

The Budgerigar and the Prisoner – Clifton Diocese.com

[b]THE MULTIPLATFORM RADIO AWARD[/b]

95.8 Capital FM iPhone Application –

Global Radio Creative Technology for 95.8 Capital FM

Classic FM

Radio 1’s Big Weekend – BBC Radio 1

Wimbledon – BBC Radio 5 live Interactive for 5 live

World On The Move – BBC Natural History Unit, Audio & Music Interactive & Airlock for Radio 4

[b]STATION OF THE YEAR: UNDER 300,000[/b]

BBC Radio Foyle

Beacon Radio (Shropshire)

Radio Scilly

[b]STATION OF THE YEAR (300,000 – 1 MILLION)[/b]

BBC Hereford & Worcester

BBC Radio Nottingham

Lincs 102.2 FM

[b]STATION OF THE YEAR (1 MILLION PLUS)[/b]

BBC Radio Ulster

Kerrang 105.2

Magic 105.4

[b]DIGITAL STATION OF THE YEAR[/b]

BBC Asian Network

Fun Kids

Planet Rock

[b]UK STATION OF THE YEAR[/b]

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 3

Classic FM

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