Shortlist out for the 2015 Gillard Awards

The finalists have been announced for the Gillards – the BBC’s very own awards ceremony for local radio stations.

25 of the 40 local stations have received a nomination, with BBC Radio Sheffield, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcester and BBC Radio Shropshire all receiving three each.

Six stations – Bristol, Lincolnshire, Jersey, WM (last year’s Station of the Year), Lancashire and Berkshire have received two nominations, whilst the rest have one each.

There’s a new category this year too, for Digital (Innovation). The awards evening takes place on November 4th in Birmingham.

The full list of nominations is below, exclusive to RadioToday:

Best Breakfast Show

BBC Newcastle – Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast

BBC Radio Nottingham – Andy Whittaker

BBC Radio Sheffield – Toby Foster at Breakfast

Best Mid-Morning

BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Melvyn in the morning

BBC London 94.9 – Vanessa Feltz

BBC Radio Stoke – Perry Spiller

Best Programme Presenter(s)

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire – Trish Adudu

BBC Radio Lincolnshire – William Wright

BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey – Alison Ferns

Original Journalism

BBC Hereford and Worcester – St Gilberts

BBC Radio Shropshire – Baby Ashes

BBC Three Counties Radio- Scandal of untrained health workers

Coverage of a News Story

BBC Radio Jersey – Bad Wurzach Nazi Internment Camp

BBC Radio Shropshire – Baby Ashes

BBC WM 95.6 – Sir Jack Hayward Funeral

Journalist of the Year

BBC Hereford and Worcester – Pam Caulfield

BBC Radio Shropshire – Nick Southall

BBC Radio Solent – Jess Parker


BBC Radio Bristol – BBC Music Day in Bristol: Music for Everyone

BBC Radio Humberside – Life on the Fair

BBC Radio Lancashire – An Alternative Christmas Carol

Digital (Innovation) NEW

BBC Radio Bristol – Music Day – Paraorchestra

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire – The Ring Road at 40

BBC Radio Sheffield – Winnie at 100


BBC Radio Cornwall – BBC Cornwall Sport

BBC Radio Jersey – Coverage of the 2015 Island Games in Jersey

BBC Radio Leeds – Le Grand Depart

Best Programme

BBC Radio Berkshire – Saved by Sir Nicholas

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire – After Dark

BBC WM 95.6 ‘The Birmingham Pub Bombings – 40 years on


BBC Radio Berkshire – Compilation entry

BBC Radio Lancashire – Compilation entry

BBC Radio Northamptonshire Bernard Vann, Christian soldier

Station Promotion and Station Sound

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire The Build up to the Big Day

BBC Radio Gloucestershire- Sport

BBC Radio Sheffield – Love where you live

Station Of The Year

BBC Radio Cumbria

BBC Hereford and Worcester

BBC Newcastle

Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 9:00 am by RadioToday

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