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Record number of entries for 2012 Sonys

The Radio Academy has received a record number of entries for this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards.

Over 120 radio judges will soon start listening to entries across 34 categories ahead of the annual event, on May 14th.

This year the nominations will be announced via a webcast around six weeks before the event, instead of a social evening – full details of which will be announced shortly.

John Myers, CEO of The Radio Academy and Chairman of the Sony Awards Organising Committee said: “These are the most sought after awards in the radio industry and to have a record number of entries, underlines their importance to the industry. The Radio Academy will be hosting a very special event this year to mark the 30th year of The Sony Radio Academy Awards.”

“For each category, the Committee appoints a panel of judges varying in size according to the number of entries received – with each judge chosen because of a particular expertise that directly relates to whichever kind of radio they’re being asked to assess. Judges are drawn chiefly from the radio industry and balanced across all broadcast sectors.”

Full details of the 2012 Judging Panels will be available on the Sony Radio Academy Awards website once the judging is underway.

Winners will be revealed at the 2012 Sony Radio Academy Awards Ceremony on Monday 14th May at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Coverage of which will as always be available via Radio Today Live.

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