South coast regional station Wave 105 has been named Bauer Radio’s Station of the Year at the group’s annual internal awards ceremony.
London’s Magic 105.4 won ‘Show of the Year’ for Mellow Magic, while the breakfast show prize went to Forth One’s Boogie In The Morning.
17 of the group’s younger staff members – nominated in the ‘Bright, curious, talented and under 30’ category – all found themselves winners as the judges decided the whole shortlist was worthy of the accolade.
The awards were handed out on Friday at an event which also featured performances from The Saturdays, The Wanted and the cast of West End musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
A Bauer spokesperson said: “This year we had more awards entries than for any other year in the history of our awards! So we’d like to offer a special thank you to our 19 hard-working judging panels. They’ve meticulously worked through each award category to reach their decisions on the most deserving winners.”
Here’s the full list of winners…
BEST USE OF NEW SERVICES
Wave 105’s NTR team
Kenny Dick – Metro and Magic 1152
CASH FOR KIDS AWARD
Metro Radio and Magic 1152 Cash for Kids
MARKETING IDEA OF THE YEAR
Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 with Clyde 1’s Live on Location.
BEST STATION WEBSITE
Radio City and Magic 1548.
THE NEXT BIG THING AWARD
Hash Dash – Viking FM and Magic 1161
LOCAL SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Rachel Simpson – Magic 105.4
AGENCY SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Doug Hope – Bauer Media Sales London
NEWS OR SPORT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Michelle Ponting – Key 103 and Magic 1152
SALES PITCH OF THE YEAR
Mikael Biard – Bauer Media Sales London for Night Nurse
SALES PITCH OF THE YEAR.
Dee Allen, Kerrang! 105.2 for Bull Ring Birmingham
NEWS OR SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
Radio City and Magic 1548
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION TEAM OF THE YEAR
SPONSORSHIP AND PROMOTIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR
BEST STATION IMAGING
PROGRAMMING TEAM OF THE YEAR
AGENCY SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR
National Radio Trading Team
LOCAL SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR
Northsound 1 and 2
SHOW OF THE YEAR.
Mellow Magic – Magic 105.4
THE OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD.
The Inventory Management Team
BREAKFAST SHOW OF THE YEAR
Boogie in the Morning – Forth One.
STATION OF THE YEAR
BRIGHT, CURIOUS, TALENTED AND UNDER 30s WINNERS
Gordon Lundy – Forth One and Forth 2
Alex Baker – Kerrang! 105.2
Nick Smith – Tay FM and Tay AM
Aaron Cornish – Bauer Radio Digital
John Slater – Northsound 1 and 2
Aileen O’Sullivan – Rock FM and Magic 999
Simon Palframan – Kiss
Katy Winterschladen – Radio Aire and Magic 828
Charisse Thomas – Wave 105
James Everton – Rock FM and The Hits
Chris Wright – Bauer Media Sales London
Dan Black – Metro Radio and Magic 1152
Simon Conway – Metro Radio and Magic 1152
Gaynor Marshall – Metro Radio and Magic 1152
Kevin Hingley – Kerrang! 105.2
Clara Amfo – Kiss
Nick Gee – Bauer Media Sales London
Andy Roberts – Kiss
“This award was created to recognise extraordinary talent. In this case, it’s someone who has built their career at Bauer over the last 19 years. We’re celebrating here a person who is an exceptional specialist, someone who inspires others to do great work, and someone recognised by our whole industry as being the best in their field,” said the judges.