BBC takes home 70% of 2013 Sony Awards
Whilst the 2012 Sonys saw commercial radio claw back a larger number of awards, this year the BBC hits back with 70%.
Out of the 77 awards given out, 54 went to the BBC, 21 to commercial radio and two to others – Prison Radio and British Comedy Guide.
Thirty-one Golds were presented – 22 to the BBC and nine to commercial radio.
BBC Radio 4 got the most Golds, getting six, with Radio 1 a close second with five and BBC Radio 5live in third place with four.
Four stations got two Golds – BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, BBC World Service and Absolute Radio.
BBC Humberside, Classic FM, talkSPORT, Metro Radio, Real Radio NW, Gem 106 & KLFM got one Gold whilst Richard Park got the special Gold award for himself.
TOTAL AWARDS POSITION
1st Radio 4 14 (6 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze)
2nd Radio 1 8 (5 gold, 3 silver)
3rd 5 live 8 (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
4th 6 Music 7 (2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
5th Radio 2 7 (2 gold, 5 bronze)
COMMERCIAL RADIO TOTALS SPLIT
1st Global 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
2nd Absolute 5 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
3rd Bauer 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
4th Real & Smooth 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
Groups with 1 award:
UTV (talkSPORT – GOLD)
UKRD (KLFM – GOLD)
ORION (Gem 106 – GOLD)
CELADOR (Jack South Coast – SILVER)
TOWN & COUNTRY (BRONZE)
At the indies, three have two awards each – Somethin’ Else with one Gold and a Bronze. Campbell Davison Media takes home one Gold and one Bronze whilst TBI Media have one Silver and one Bronze.
Indies were involved in winning around 30% of the total Gold Awards for which indies were eligible. They also won around 30% of Silver and 40% of Bronze awards.
Phil Critchlow, RIG Chair and founder of TBI Media, winner of the Silver Award for Best Sports Programme, commented: “Winning a Sony Award is a huge creative accolade in our industry. This is therefore a really important show of creative strength by the indie production sector’.
See more from Stephen Martin’s live scoreboard on the evening.