Aasmah Mir and Jamz Supernova win at the BPG Awards 2022

The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards has taken place in London with Aasmah Mir and Jamz Supernova winning in the audio categories.

Times Radio breakfast presenter Aasmah Mir was named as the Audio Presenter of the Year whilst BBC Radio 6’s “Jamz Supernova on 6” was named Radio Programme of the Year.

The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are given for TV, streaming and audio productions commissioned or premiered in the UK and aired in 2021.

They are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and reviewers, without the need to pay an entry fee or supply a montage of your own work, like most other awards.

Aasmah Mir was named as BPG Audio Presenter of the Year for her performance on the station’s breakfast show, Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell with Times Radio Breakfast. The other nominees were Amol Rajan (BBC Radio 4), Iain Dale (LBC), Petroc Trelawny (BBC Radio 3) and Vick Hope (BBC Radio 1).

Jamz Supernova won the Radio Programme of the Year award, for her BBC 6 Music show Jamz Supernova on 6, ahead of Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell with Times Radio Breakfast (Times Radio), The Eco Show (Marlow FM 97.5), Uncanny with Danny Robins (BBC Radio 4), and Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4).

The UK Podcast of the Year was Things Fell Apart – Jon Ronson (BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds), in competition with Backlisted (Unbound), Finding Q: My Journey into QAnon (Audible), Sweet Bobby (Tortoise Media) and The Rest Is History (Goalhanger Films).

Scott Bryan, chair of the audio jury, said: “It has been another exceptional year for audio. For much of the time, many of us were apart and radio and podcasts continued to keep us together. It is notable that whilst the internet has continued to change the way we live our lives, the intimacy of radio and audio has been retained and even enhanced.”

Posted on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 10:35 pm by RadioToday UK

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