The shortlists have been announced for the 2017 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, with commercial radio dominating for a change.
The Radio Presenter of the Year category will be contested by Capital’s Dave Berry, Heart’s Emma Bunton and Simon Mayo from BBC Radio 2 and 5 live.
In the ‘Digital Radio Programme’ category, all the nominees come from commercial radio – Heart London Breakfast with Jamie and Emma, Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell breakfast show and the Vodafone Big Top 40 with Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob.
Last year’s winners were Nick Grimshaw in the personality category and the Chris Evans breakfast show from Radio 2, which took the programme award. Chris Evans also won awards at the TRIC event in 2015 and 2014.
The Television and Radio Industries Club was formed in 1931, originally as the ‘Radio Industries Club’. It says its focus as an organisation is to cultivate ‘a thriving and entertaining environment where like-minded professionals can network, rub shoulders with the stars at the TRIC Awards and relax.’
The TRIC Awards 2017 will be presented on 14th March at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
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