Broadcasters recognised in New Year Honours
BBC Radio Ulster presenter Linda McAuley and broadcaster Ross King are just two of the radio people named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Linda gets an MBE for services to consumers in Northern Ireland – as presenter of BBC Radio Ulster’s consumer advice programme. She joined the station in 1978 and has presented On Your Behalf since 2006.
Ross King started his career at Radio Clyde at 17 years old before a longer career in television and movies. He was the UK’s youngest daytime host at Clyde, and has also worked at Capital, talk RADIO and fronted a syndicated show from LA for UK stations. Ross was awarded an MBE.
An MBE also goes to Mary Dowson – one of the founders and directors of Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB) for her services to community radio, whilst Eddie Nestor from BBC Radio London gets an MBE for services to radio and to charity in London.
Eamonn Homles, a former presenter on Magic, talkRADIO and 5 live gets an OBE, and former LBC host Nick Clegg gets a Knighthood. Melvyn Bragg, Radio 4 favourite, is also recognised for his services to broadcasting with a CH.