Humberside wins BBC Station of the Year

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



Breakfast Programme

GOLD BBC Radio Merseyside: Tony Snell

SILVER BBC Radio Leeds: Liz Green

BRONZE BBC Guernsey: Jim Cathcart


Programme Presenter

GOLD BBC Radio Merseyside Tony Snell

SILVER BBC Three Counties Radio Jonathan Vernon Smith

BRONZE BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach


Original Journalism

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”


Best Mid-Morning

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.


Best Programme

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”


Faith Programming

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


Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 4:15 am by RadioToday UK

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