BBC Radio Sheffield wins Gillard Station of the Year

It was BBC Radio Sheffield’s night at this year’s Gillard Awards – the internal awards celebrating the best of BBC Local Radio.

Radio Sheffield won the most Gold awards, taking home three in total. Kat Harbourne and Jenny Eells won Best Presenter for their Naked Podcast, Toby Foster won Best Breakfast, and the whole team won Station of the Year.

New Head of Audio and Digital Chris Burns welcomed a room full of people at Pride Park in Derby from the local stations, and acknowledged the new recruits around the network brought in to host the new local evening shows with a specially recorded video.

Presenter Jon Culshaw was the host for the night, along with Ken MacQuarrie, Director of BBC Nations and Regions.

A new award, Pudsey’s Special, recognised the work done by one particular station for its Children in Need fundraising efforts, with BBC Radio Lancashire winning the first one.

Listen to some of the winners on the next RadioToday Programme Podcast, out Wednesday.

BREAKFAST

Gold BBC Radio Sheffield Toby Foster at Breakfast
Silver BBC Tees BBC Tees Breakfast with Neil & Amy
Bronze BBC Radio Bristol Emma Britton
Commended BBC Newcastle Alfie and Anna at Breakfast

BEST PRESENTER

Gold BBC Radio Sheffield The Naked Podcast
Silver BBC Radio Manchester Mike Sweeney
Bronze BBC Radio Berkshire Sarah Walker

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Gold BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Letitia George
Silver BBC Radio Devon Sarah Gosling
Bronze BBC Radio Stoke Lucas Yeomans
Commended BBC Radio York Sam Dilcock

BEST STORY

Gold BBC 3CR Nascot Lawn
Silver BBC Wiltshire Novichok Attacks
Bronze BBC Newcastle Operation Sanctuary
Commended BBC Radio Shropshire Telford’s Nazi War Criminal

LR NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Gold BBC Radio Leeds
Silver BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Bronze BBC Tees
Commended BBC Radio Jersey & BBC Radio Lancashire

DIVERSITY

Gold BBC Radio Bristol St Pauls
Silver BBC Radio Northampton Walter Tull Centenary
Bronze BBC Radio Jersey The Other Side
Commended BBC WM & GNS

SPORT

Gold BBC Radio Leeds Tribute to Dave Callaghan
Silver BBC Somerset The Cricket Show
Bronze BBC Radio Lancashire Accrington Stanley? Who Are They?

FAITH

Gold BBC Radio Leicester Sunday Breakfast with Jo Bostock
Silver BBC Radio Nottingham Frances Finn on Sundays
Bronze BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Sunday Breakfast with Emily Jeffery

COMMUNITY

Gold BBC Radio Bristol St. Pauls
Silver BBC Radio Manchester Manchester Together – With One Voice
Bronze BBC Radio Lincolnshire The Save a Life Campaign

PRODUCTION EXCELLENCE

Gold BBC Radio Lincolnshire RAF
Silver BBC Radio Lancashire Funeral of Jimmy Armfield
Bronze BBC Radio Berkshire Windsor Wedding

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Gold BBC Radio York I Live in the Car
Silver BBC Tees Claire Throssell
Bronze BBC Radio Merseyside An Accent Exceedingly Rare: A Love Letter to Liverpool
Commended BBC Radio Lancashire Northern Fail

STATION OF THE YEAR

Gold BBC Radio Sheffield
Silver BBC Radio Merseyside
Bronze BBC Radio Humberside
Commended BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

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2 Comments
  1. Radio Geordie says

    It used to be towards the back end of the year.
    Why did they move the ceremony?

    1. Bertha Wendover says

      So that the stations and presenters who aren’t flavour of the month have got less time to be disappointed.

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