Christian O’Connell gets Radio Academy Gold

Absolute Radio’s breakfast show presenter OC has been given a Gold Award from the Radio Academy.

The honour was announced by Claire Sturgess during an interview at the Radio Festival on Tuesday, and presented by OC’s co-host Richie Firth.

The award adds to his numerous radio awards he’s won during his career to date, and to his induction to the Radio Academy Hall of Fame which he received in 2014.

Christian is leaving Absolute Radio after a 12-year stint on breakfast to join Gold FM in Melbourne.

He joined the station for breakfast when it was known as Virgin Radio as a replacement for Pete & Geoff, and has won almost a dozen Sony Radio Academy Gold awards along with six Arqivas.

He’s previously worked at Xfm, Juice Liverpool, 2CR and 5 live.

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