All the Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2021 winners

All the winners have been announced for the 2021 ARIAS at an intimate event at the Mayfair Hotel in London.

The evening, which was streamed live to Radio Academy members, was hosted by KISS Breakfast presenters Jordan & Perri.

Guests in the audience included management and staff from some of the companies that entered, along with presenters Scott Mills, Chris Stark, Fleur East, Vanessa Feltz, Lauren Laverne, George the Poet, Melvin Doom, Rickie Haywood Williams and Snoochie Shy.

The BBC took home 16 awards including Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James for Best Music Breakfast Show, with Greg being surprised by his wife Bella Mackie at home via Zoom. He paid respect to all breakfast show presenters around the industry who kept going during the hard times of the pandemic

Also at the BBC, The YUNGBLUD Podcast won Best New Show, Jamz Supernova won Best Music Specialist Show, Poppy Begum got Best New Presenter and George the Poet’s Have You Heard George’s Podcast? won both Best Factual Single Programme and Best Speech Presenter.

Bauer Media radio brands were recognised on the night with Absolute Radio 40s winning the new category Creative Innovation Award and Magic Radio winning Station of the Year as well as Best Commercial Partnership for their collaboration with Netflix on Magic Eurosong.

BBC Radio 1 won Best Station Sound, BBC Newsbeat saw Gold in Best News Coverage, BBC 1Xtra’s The Black Power Playlist won The Impact Award (also new for 2021) and BBC Radio 4 won in four different categories – Best Fictional Storytelling for Eight Point Nine Nine, The Comedy Award for The Skewer, Best Factual Series for The Punch and The 2020 Special Award for Life On Lockdown – another new category for this year.

ARIAS hosts Jordan & Perri were crowned winners of the public-voted Radio Times Moment of the Year for a poignant moment of reflection live on KISS Breakfast following the national reaction to Diversity’s Britain’s Got Talent performance, one that was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

talkSport’s Coming in From The Cold won Gold in Best Sports Show, while talkSport Breakfast took home Best Speech Breakfast Show.

BBC regional station wins include BBC Radio Sheffield claiming Gold for The John Myers Award For Best Local Station and Best Local Radio Show went to BBC Radio Berkshire’s The Andrew Peach Show.

The podcast sector also had a successful night with VENT – VICE & Brent 2020 winning The Grassroots Award, Alan Partridge: From the Oasthouse claiming Best Marketing Campaign, and The Bellingcat Podcast going one better from their Silver Award in 2020 to claim Gold this time around in the Best Independent Podcast category.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS 

BEST NEW PRESENTER supported by Big Red Talent

GOLD WINNER
POPPY BEGUM 
BBC Asian Network

SILVER
KHALID DOVIE
VENT, by VICE & Brent 2020

BRONZE
DANIEL ROSNEY
BBC Newsbeat

BEST NEW SHOW 

GOLD WINNER
THE YUNGBLUD PODCAST
BBC Radio 1 on BBC Sounds

SILVER
THE SKEWER
Unusual Productions for BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
VENT DOCUMENTARIES
VICE & Brent 2020
 
BEST NEWS COVERAGE 

GOLD WINNER
100 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN
BBC Newsbeat

SILVER
STORIES OF OUR TIMES: THE MONKEY VACCINE
Wireless Studios for The Times

BRONZE
MY MOTHER’S MURDER
Tortoise Media

BEST SPEECH BREAKFAST SHOW 

GOLD WINNER
TALKSPORT BREAKFAST

SILVER
BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM BREAKFAST

BRONZE
TIMES RADIO BREAKFAST WITH AASMAH MIR AND STIG ABELL

BEST SPEECH PRESENTER

GOLD WINNER
GEORGE THE POET
Have You Heard George’s Podcast? for BBC Sounds

SILVER
ANUSHKA ASTHANA
Today In Focus – Guardian News & Media

BRONZE
ELIS JAMES AND JOHN ROBINS
Audio Always for BBC Radio 5 Live

BEST SPORTS SHOW

GOLD WINNER
COMING IN FROM THE COLD
Unedited for talkSPORT

SILVER
THE WOMEN’S SPORTS SHOW
BBC Radio London

BRONZE
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE PODCAST
Rethink Audio & Jake Humphrey

THE 2020 SPECIAL AWARD (supporting audiences during Coronavirus)

GOLD WINNER
LIFE ON LOCKDOWN
White Stiletto Productions for BBC Radio 4

SILVER
ABSOLUTE RADIO 40S
TBI Media for Absolute Radio

BRONZE
CORONAVIRUS NEWSCAST
BBC News for BBC Sounds

THE COMEDY AWARD supported by Pure

GOLD WINNER
THE SKEWER
Unusual Productions for BBC Radio 4

SILVER
SKETCHTOPIA
Gusman Productions Ltd for BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
THE JASON MANFORD SHOW
Absolute Radio

BEST MUSIC BREAKFAST SHOW

GOLD WINNER
RADIO 1 BREAKFAST WITH GREG JAMES
BBC Radio 1

SILVER
THE HITS RADIO BREAKFAST SHOW WITH FLEUR EAST

BRONZE
BOOGIE IN THE MORNING
Forth 1

BEST MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SHOW supported by PPL and PRS for Music

GOLD WINNER
SCOTT MILLS
BBC Audio for Radio 1

SILVER
THE SNOOCHIE SHY SHOW
TBI Media for BBC Radio 1Xtra

BRONZE
FREE FLOW
National Prison Radio

BEST SPECIALIST MUSIC SHOW

GOLD WINNER
JAMZ SUPERNOVA
Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 1Xtra

SILVER
THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND WITH DAVID ARNOLD
Scala Radio

BRONZE
MICHAEL MORPURGO’S FOLK JOURNEYS
7Digital for BBC Radio 4
 
BEST FACTUAL – SINGLE PROGRAMME

GOLD WINNER
SABRINA’S BOY – GEORGE THE POET
BBC Sounds

SILVER
PROBLEM KIDS
VICE & Brent 2020

BRONZE
DEATH ROW BOOK CLUB
BBC World Service

BEST FACTUAL – SERIES supported by The Audio Content Fund

GOLD WINNER
THE PUNCH
Just Radio Ltd for BBC Radio 4

SILVER
COMING IN FROM THE COLD
Unedited for talkSPORT

BRONZE
HILLSBOROUGH: THE FULL STORY
BBC Radio Merseyside
 
BEST INDEPENDENT PODCAST supported by Audible

GOLD WINNER
THE BELLINGCAT PODCAST
Novel

SILVER
TALES FROM THE TANNOY
Sayer Hamilton Ltd and Tadah Media

BRONZE
WITNESS FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
White Stiletto Productions

BEST FICTIONAL STORYTELLING

GOLD WINNER
EIGHT POINT NINE NINE
BBC Radio 4

SILVER
RED EARTH RED SKY
BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
BBC Sounds

BEST STATION SOUND

GOLD WINNER
BBC RADIO 1
BBC Popular Music Station Sound

SILVER
TALKSPORT
Wireless Creative

BRONZE
ABSOLUTE RADIO 40S
Absolute Radio Production
 
BEST COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP

GOLD WINNER
MAGIC EURO SONG WITH NETFLIX
TBI Media and Magic Radio

SILVER
UNTOLD KILLING
Message Heard & Remembering Srebrenica

BRONZE
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT & SAM RADIO
Bauer Scotland

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

GOLD WINNER
ALAN PARTRIDGE: FROM THE OASTHOUSE
Audible

SILVER
MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR LOCAL BBC RADIO STATION
BBC Marketing & Audiences for BBC England

BRONZE
BRITAIN’S BEST BEER GARDEN
Union JACK Radio
 
THE GRASSROOTS AWARD supported by BBC Sounds

GOLD WINNER
VENT
VICE & Brent 2020

SILVER
OCEAN YOUTH RADIO
Sound Communities

BRONZE
DIG DEEP FOR HOMELESS OXFORDSHIRE
JACKfm Oxfordshire

THE CREATIVE INNOVATION AWARD supported by AIM

GOLD WINNER
ABSOLUTE RADIO 40S
TBI Media for Absolute Radio

SILVER
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet for BBC Sounds

BRONZE
PRISON BAG
Falling Tree Productions for National Prison Radio

THE IMPACT AWARD

GOLD WINNER
THE BLACK POWER PLAYLIST
BBC Audio for BBC Radio 1Xtra

SILVER
WHERE IS GEORGE GIBNEY?
Second Captains for BBC Sounds

BRONZE
UNTOLD KILLING – MESSAGE HEARD & REMEMBERING SREBRENICA

BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW supported by RCS

GOLD WINNER
THE ANDREW PEACH SHOW
BBC Radio Berkshire

SILVER
JACK’S MORNING GLORY WITH TREVOR MARSHALL
JACKfm Oxfordshire

BRONZE
THE RADIO CITY BREAKFAST SHOW WITH LEANNE & SCOTT

THE JOHN MYERS AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
BBC RADIO SHEFFIELD

SILVER
CLYDE 1

BRONZE
BBC RADIO WALES

NATIONAL STATION OR NETWORK OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
MAGIC RADIO

SILVER
TALKSPORT NETWORK

BRONZE
BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

RADIO TIMES MOMENT OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
JORDAN AND PERRI ON THE REACTION TO DIVERSITY’S BLM ROUTINE

SILVER
SCOTLAND QUALIFY FOR EURO 2020 ON THE BIG SCOTLAND FOOTBALL SHOW

BRONZE
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Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 7:39 pm by Roy Martin

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