Nominations for the Arqiva Awards 2014

Absolute Radio leads the way in the 2014 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards shortlist – with nine nominations in total.

Breakfast show host Christian O’Connell gets two of those, for presenter of the year and breakfast show of the year (2m+).

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2m) will be contested by Forth 1’s Boogie in the Morning, Capital FM South Wales and kmfm Breakfast with Rob and Emma, whilst CFM, Free Radio and Isle of Wight Radio fight it out Station of the Year (under 500k).

In Sales, Global Radio’s team in Manchester have also been shortlisted, who are competing with Metro & Magic in Newcastle and Free Radio in Birmingham for Local Sales Team of the Year.

There are a total of 25 categories, including PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year, four categories for radio advertising, and a new award for 2014, Unsung Hero, in what is the biggest annual celebration of UK commercial radio.

Tickets for the awards, which will take place on the evening of July 3rd at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel in London, will go on sale on Monday May 12th.

Here are the nominees in full:

Presenter of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)
Anna Foster – Magic 1152 (Tyne & Wear)
Steve and Karen – Metro FM
Stu and Kelly – Metro FM

Presenter of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)
Christian O’Connell – Absolute Radio
Ed and Rachel – Heart West Midlands
Pete Donaldson – Absolute Radio

Programmer of the Year
Chris Pegg – Metro
Mike Newman – Gem 106
Sam Jackson – Classic FM

Unsung Hero of the Year
Dan Black – Metro FM
Emma Oxborrow – Classic FM
Sophie Hancock – Free Radio & Gem 106

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)
Michelle Livesey – Key 103
Connor Gillies – Clyde 1
Tom Swarbrick – LBC

Station of the Year (<500,000 TSA)
CFM Radio
Free Radio, (Herefordshire & Worcestershire)
Isle of Wight Radio

Station of the Year (500,000 to 2M TSA)
Clyde 1
Hallam FM
Metro FM

Station of the Year (2 Million + TSA)
Fun Kids
Gem 106

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)
Boogie in the Morning – Forth 1
Capital FM South Wales – Capital FM South Wales
kmfm Breakfast with Rob & Emma – KMFM Medway

Breakfast Show of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)
The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio
Sam & Amy – Gem 106
Xfm Manchester Breakfast Show with Tim Cocker – XFM Manchester

Feature(s) of the Year
Emily’s Customer Service Test – Capital South Coast
The 40 List – Absolute Radio
Walking with the Wounded – The Breeze Network

Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year
Classic FM’s Summer Book Club with Alexander Armstrong – Classic FM
The Funeral of Margaret Thatcher – LBC
Piper Alpha – Northsound One

Specialist Programme of the Year
Charlotte Green’s Culture Club – Classic FM
Geoff Lloyd’s Beatles Brunch – Absolute Radio
The Sunday Roast with Caroline – 106 Jack FM Oxfordshire

Social Action Initiative
Go Think Big – Bauer Media
Hate Crime in Rotherham – Rother FM
Slavery on our Streets – LBC

Station Imaging Award
106 JACK fm South Coast
Andy Bush – Super Sub! – Absolute Radio
Capital Xtra Launch – Capital Xtra

News Coverage of the Year
Hallam FM News Team
Key 103 News Team
The Clutha Tragedy – Radio Clyde News, Clyde 1

Marketing Award
Tenner Reef – 106 Jack FM (Solent)
The Kiss at the Kiss with Cheltenham Art Gallery – Heart Gloucestershire
The Heart House – Heart 100.7 FM West Midlands

Local Sales Team of the Year
Free Radio West Midlands
Global Radio Manchester
Metro Radio & Magic 1152

National Sales Award
Ad-Funded Programming on Absolute Radio
Begin with a Bulmers – XFM
XFM Presents with Ford Sync – XFM

Radio Station Event of the Year
The Absolute Radio Sessions
The Key 103 Surprisal
The Manuscript Absolute Radio Comedy

Advertiser of the Year
British Gas
Direct Line

Media Agency of the Year

PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year
John Newman
Naughty Boy

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio
Olly Murrs
Robbie Williams

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Posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 11:39 am by RadioToday UK

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