Bauer leads commercial radio award noms

Presenters Denise Van Outen and Neil Fox from Magic have announced all the nominees for the Aqriva Commercial Radio Awards 2013.

This year’s nominations are led by Bauer, who received at total of 16 nominations in 12 different categories. Global Radio is close behind with 14 nominations while Absolute Radio receives eight and Real & Smooth have seven nominations.

Alongside the major groups Orion and Town and Country Broadcasting, as well as smaller local operators like Isle of Wight Radio, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire, Fun Kids and 103.1 Central FM are also in the running for awards.

Here are all the nominations:

Presenter of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)

Tommo- Radio Carmarthenshire & Scarlet FM
Tom, Kaz & Jack – Heart Sussex
Steve & Karen – Metro Radio

Presenter of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)

Frank Skinner – Absolute Radio
Iain Dale – LBC 97.3
Dixie & Gayle – Real Radio Yorkshire

Programmer of the Year (sponsored by RCS)

Chris Pegg – Metro Radio
James Rea – LBC 97.3
Andy Roberts – Kiss

Newcomer(s) of the Year (sponsored by Creative Skillset)

Andrew Murray – 103.1 Central FM
Gregor Runciman – Radio Borders
Adam Wilbourn- Free Radio

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

Rebecca Dixon – Metro Radio
Dan Freedman – LBC 97.3
Caroline Verdon – Oxfordshire’s 106JACKfm

Station of the Year (<500,000 TSA)

103.1 Central FM
Isle of Wight Radio
Northsound 1

Station of the Year (500,000 to 2M TSA)

Metro Radio
Radio City 96.7
Hallam FM

Station of the Year (2 Million + TSA)

Absolute Radio
Fun Kids
LBC 97.3

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)

The Dino & Pete Breakfast Show – Capital FM East Midlands
Bowie @ Breakfast – Clyde 1
Steve & Karen’s Breakfast Show – Metro Radio

Breakfast Show of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)

Choice Breakfast Show with Kojo – Choice
Kiss Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin & Charlie – Kiss
XFM Manchester Breakfast Show with Tim Cocker – XFM Manchester

Feature(s) of the Year

The Birthday Song – Gem 106
Two Strangers Risk it For a Biscuit – Real Radio Scotland
Lionel Glitzy/Hywel and Jamie’s Vegas Adventure – Rock FM

Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

Wynne Evans’ Guide to Opera – Classic FM
A Christmas Tale – Kerrang!
Ciaran’s Cause – Real Radio North West

Specialist Programme of Year

Geoff Lloyd’s Beatles Brunch – Absolute Radio
The Ronnie Wood Show – Absolute Radio
Andi Durrant – Capital Network

Social Action Initiative

Ciaran’s Cause – Real Radio North West
Fun Kids Education – Fun Kids
Walk For Harry – Free Radio

Station Imaging Award (sponsored by Beds & Beats)

The Sound of Classic FM – Classic FM
Kiss – Kiss
Rock ‘n’ Roll Football – Absolute Radio

News Coverage of the Year

103.1 Central FM News
IRN News & Sports Coverage – Produced by Sky News Radio
Real Radio North West News Team

Marketing Award (sponsored by

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show with Wickes – Absolute Radio
02 Go Think Big – Bauer Network
Digital Radio UK – D Love Campaign (Launch/Christmas) – DRUK

Local Sales Team of the Year (sponsored by NRS Media)

The Bay’s Local Sales Team
Real Radio North West
Smooth Radio London

National Sales Award

InStream – Absolute Radio
Super Shopper – Global Radio
The World’s Largest Pub Quiz with Bells – Global Radio

Radio Station Event of the Year

Abbey Road Sessions – Absolute Radio
Capital Summertime Ball – Capital FM
Walk for Harry – Free Radio

Advertiser of the Year

Asda Stores Ltd
British Sky Broadcasting Ltd
WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Media Agency of the Year


PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year

Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio

Jessie J

Andrew Harrison, chief executive of RadioCentre said: “The Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards are a great opportunity for our radio stations to showcase their work. We are delighted to have received our highest number of entries ever this year, with this year’s nominations reflecting the breadth and diversity of commercial radio in its 40th year.”

Ben Hart, Head of Commercial Radio at Arqiva commented: “This year’s awards look set to be the best yet – we are proud to once again be associated with the awards and I’d like to wish all the nominees the best of luck this year.”

Christian O’Connell from Absolute Radio will host the awards which take place on the evening of Wednesday July 3, at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza. There will also be live music performances by special guests to be announced nearer the event.

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 11:51 am by RadioToday UK

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