Former BBC Radio 3 Controller and Director of the BBC Proms Roger Wright has been awarded a CBE for his services to music in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Roger Wright took up the post of Controller, BBC Radio 3 in November 1998 and, in October 2007, also became Director of the BBC Proms. He also co-ordinated the BBC’s classical music output across all BBC platforms before he left earlier this year. He was replaced by Alan Davey.
He joins Mark Barber, Planning Director of the Radio Advertising Bureau who receives an MBE for his services to commercial radio and former 5 live and commercial radio presenter Rob McLoughlin who gets an OBE for his services to Broadcasting in the North West.
Also, Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio gets a CBE and Meera Syal, who has appeared in a number of BBC Radio 4 comedy shows, gets a CBE and there’s an OBE for Anthony Olusola Ademola Ageh, Controller of Archive Development at the BBC, for services to Digital Media.