Nominations out for BBC Local Radio’s Gillard Awards 2020

The shortlist is out for the annual BBC Local Radio awards event, the Gillards.

The awards will be announced and handed out at a ceremony in Sheffield on February 5th 2020.

Last year, 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.

Here’s the full list:

BREAKFAST

BBC Radio Lancashire Graham Liver
BBC Radio Manchester Chelsea at Breakfast
BBC Radio Northampton Annabel Amos
BBC Radio Stoke John Acres
BBC Three Counties Radio Andy Collins

BEST PRESENTER

BBC Radio Manchester Mike Sweeney
BBC Radio Merseyside Sean Styles
BBC Radio Sheffield Kat Cowan
BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey Alison Ferns
BBC Three Counties Radio Justin Dealey

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Anna Lapwood
BBC Radio London The Scene
BBC Newcastle Louise Young
BBC Radio Nottingham Summaya Mughal
BBC WM Sasha Simone

BEST STORY

BBC Radio Cornwall In Two Minds
BBC Radio Lancashire Roy’s Seagull Terror
BBC Radio Manchester Cops on the Front Line
BBC Radio Suffolk The Murder of Tavis
BBC WM Kane Walker: Life and Death on the Street

LR NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR

BBC Radio Derby
BBC Hereford & Worcester
BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Sussex
BBC Tees

DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY

BBC Radio Bristol Bristol Pride 2019
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Jon Smith’s Evening Residency
BBC Radio Humberside The Real Estate Radio Show
BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Manchester Homeless Campaign

SPORT

BBC Radio Cornwall Cornwall Win The Bill Beaumont Cup
BBC Radio Lancashire BBC Radio Lancashire Sport
BBC Radio Manchester Down and Out – Bury FC
BBC Radio Sheffield Adam Oxley
BBC Somerset The Cricket Show

SPECIALIST PROGRAMMING

BBC Radio Humberside The Real Estate Radio Show
BBC Radio Jersey Benches
BBC Radio Leeds Sunday Breakfast with Andrew Edwards
BBC Radio London Dotun Adebayo – Othello
BBC Radio Merseyside The Unbearable Burden of Being

IMPACT

BBC Radio Berkshire Andrew Peach – Armistice
BBC Radio Bristol Upload
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire The Residency
BBC Radio Manchester Cops on the Frontline
BBC Three Counties Radio Deke Duncan

DIGITAL AUDIO

GNS Programmes Multi-Story
BBC Radio Jersey LGBT Sport
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sex Shops of the A1
BBC Radio London Dogs and the City
BBC Radio Sheffield The Naked Podcast

STATION OF THE YEAR

BBC Hereford & Worcester
BBC Radio Manchester
BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Wiltshire
BBC WM

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3 Comments
  1. nick says

    Self congratulatory party paid for by the license fee payers. Not good !

    1. Mick Ord says

      To celebrate success now & then is really important for any industry and the Gillards are certainly not lavish occasions!

      1. Nick says

        It costs a fortune to hire the venue and ship everyone across the UK to a single venue. There are cheaper ways to celebrate success without wasting this amount of money.

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