The winners for the annual BBC local radio awards ‘The Gillards” have been announced in Windsor, with BBC Radio Humberside winning Station of the Year.
The win for Humberside comes just months after winning Station of the Year (300,000 to 1 million) at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
Noticeable winners include BBC Radio Oxford, taking home three Gold awards, for Sport, Coverage of a News Story and Station Promotion Campaign.
And presenter Tony Snell from BBC Radio Merseyside took home two Gold awards – for Best Breakfast Programme and Best Presenter.
“What do I say now”? says Gerald Jackson – the first time he’s been speechless after winning the Outstanding Contribution to Local Radio award.
The awards were given out by Lord Patten, along with broadcasters Anne Diamond and Tony Blackburn. The event was held in Windsor as BBC Radio Berkshire won the main award last year.
The winners in full are below:
Station of the Year
GOLD BBC Radio Humberside
SILVER BBC Radio Leeds
BRONZE BBC Tees
GOLD BBC Radio Merseyside: Tony Snell
SILVER BBC Radio Leeds: Liz Green
BRONZE BBC Guernsey: Jim Cathcart
GOLD BBC Radio Merseyside Tony Snell
SILVER BBC Three Counties Radio Jonathan Vernon Smith
BRONZE BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach
GOLD BBC Radio Sheffield across the station
SILVER BBC Radio York across the station
BRONZE BBC Radio Humberside “NEETS” and Job Scams
Coverage of a News Story
GOLD BBC Radio Oxford The Bullfinch trial on grooming and child sexual exploitation
SILVER BBC London 94.9 The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich
BRONZE BBC Tees Katrice Lee – a family’s battle to find out what happened to their missing daughter
Journalist of The Year
GOLD BBC Radio Leeds Tracy Gee
SILVER BBC Radio Lancashire Steve Becker
BRONZE BBC Radio Cumbria Julie Clayton
GOLD BBC Coventry & Warwickshire “Just the Job”
SILVER BBC Radio Kent “The Dementia Diaries”
BRONZE BBC Hereford & Worcester “The Lifeline Campaign”
GOLD BBC Three Counties Radio Jonathan Vernon Smith
SILVER BBC Essex Dave Monk
BRONZE BBC Radio Cumbria Kevin Fernihough
The Ultimate Hot Seat
GOLD BBC Radio York: Jonathan Cowap’s Big Conversation
SILVER BBC Radio Suffolk: The Mark Murphy Show
BRONZE BBC Three Counties Radio: The JVS Show
GOLD BBC Radio Oxford: The Team That Never Was – the story of millionaire publisher Robert Maxwell’s plans to merge Oxford United the club with local rivals Reading FC in 1983.
SILVER BBC Tees: Spennymoor Town at Wembley – the story of how a team from a town with a population of 18 000 won the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium.
BRONZE BBC London 94.9: Football League Final Day – after a year in which some of the biggest sport headlines happened in London.
GOLD BBC Radio Suffolk Britten on the Beach
SILVER BBC Radio Humberside The Kick Murphy Letters – A Victorian Teenagers Life at Sea
BRONZE BBC Radio Bristol The Laura Rawlings Show live from the set of “Springwatch”
GOLD BBC Radio Lancashire
SILVER BBC London 94.9 – Inspirit with Jumoké Fashola
BRONZE BBC Radio Nottingham
Station Promotion Campaign
GOLD BBC Radio Oxford – Big Tour of Oxfordshire
SILVER BBC Hereford and Worcester – A Flag for Worcestershire
BRONZE BBC Radio Humberside – The Class of Radio Humberside
Outstanding Contribution Award
Gerald Jackson, BBC English Regions and BBC Radio Lancashire