Shortlist announced for the Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2022

The nominees have been announced for the Radio Academy ARIAS 2022 ahead of the in-person-only event on Tuesday 3rd May in London.

The shortlist is dominated by national talent and podcasters including Adele Roberts, Annie Mac, Chris Evans, Emma Barnett, Greg James, Naga Munchetty, Richard Osman, Scott Mills, Stephen Fry, Vanessa Feltz & Zoe Ball.

Nominees come from the BBC, Bauer, News UK, commercial stations and indies.

The UK’s biggest commercial radio group, Global, once again did not enter. The company boycotted the awards in 2016 and have not taken part since.

Full List of Nominees
Categories and nominees are in alphabetical order

Best New Presenter 

Christian Hewgill – BBC Newsbeat

James Phillips – National Prison Radio

Leanne Alie – Coiled Podcast

Lianne Sanderson – talkSPORT

Remi Burgz – BBC 1Xtra

Rima Ahmed – BBC Radio Leeds

Best New Show, supported by Sky

Decode – Reduced Listening, for Spotify

Life Sentence – Mags Creative

The Battersea Poltergeist – Bafflegab Productions, for BBC Radio 4

The Unfiltered History Tour – VICE World News

This Cultural Life – BBC Radio 4

Uncanny – Bafflegab Productions, for BBC Radio 4

Best News Coverage

Covid ICU – BBC Newsbeat

George Floyd Killing: The Trial – Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

I Walk With Women – Bauer Media

She was just walking home – Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

The Slow Newscast – Tortoise Studios

Today in Focus – The Guardian

Best Speech Breakfast Show, supported by Broadcast Bionics

BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast

talkSPORT Breakfast

The Wake Up Call – BBC Radio Kent

Times Radio Breakfast with Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell

Today – BBC Radio 4

Vanessa Feltz – BBC Radio London

Best Speech Presenter

Eddie Nestor – BBC Radio London

Emma Barnett – Womans Hour, on BBC Radio 4

Jess Phillips – Yours Sincerely podcast

Manveen Rana – Stories of our Times podcast

Mathilda Mallinson & Helena Wadi – Media Storm podcast

Stephen Nolan – BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds

Best Sports Show

5 Live Olympics

Dementia and Football: talkSPORT’s Support for Change

Farewell Bootham Crescent – BBC Radio York

Fight of the Century – TBI Media, for BBC Radio 5 Live

Game Day Exclusive – talkSPORT

The Warm Up – National Prison Radio

Best Coverage of an Event 

COP26 – BBC Newsbeat

Euro 2020 Final – BBC Radio 5 Live

Euro 2020 Final – talkSPORT

Liverpool Together – BBC Radio Merseyside

Mental Health Awareness Week – Absolute Radio

What Happened When The World Came To Glasgow? – Hits Radio Scotland

The Comedy Award

Cold Case Crime Cuts – Unusual Productions

Jamali Maddix: Spooky Sh*t – Novel, for Audible

Rhys James: Rhysearch – BBC Studios Audio, for Radio 4

Rockanory – Unusual Productions, for Absolute Radio

Rosie Jones: Box Ticker Too – Dabster Productions, for BBC Radio 4

The Skewer – Unusual Productions, for BBC Radio 4

Best Music Breakfast Show, supported by MusicMaster Scheduling

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James

Bowie at Breakfast – Clyde 1

Radcliffe and Maconie – 7Digital Creative, for BBC Radio 6 Music

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky – Virgin Radio

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio

The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show – BBC Radio 2

Best Entertainment Show, supported by PPL & PRS For Music

Garry Spence – Clyde 1

Magic at the Musicals – TBI Media, for Magic Radio

Musicals: The Greatest Show – TBI Media, for BBC Radio 2

Scott Mills – BBC Audio, for Radio 1

The last Radio 1’s Dance Party with Annie Mac – We Are Grape, for BBC Radio 1

The Rock Show – National Prison Radio

Best Specialist Music Show

1Xtra Rap Show with Tiffany Calver – BBC Audio, for 1Xtra

Decode – Reduced Listening, for Spotify

Deep Hidden Meaning with Nile Rodgers – Banana Stand, for Apple Music Radio

First & Last – Starstruck Media, for BBC Radio 2

Folk on Foot podcast

Radio 1’s Future Artists with Jack Saunders – Listen, for BBC Radio 1

Best Factual – Single Programme 

Have You Heard George’s Podcast: Mavado & Vybz – George the Poet, for BBC Sounds

Hunt for the Porn King – Tortoise Studios

Leaving the Family Home – Geoff Bird, for BBC Radio 4

Lights Out: The Last Taboo – Falling Tree Productions, for BBC Radio 4

The Nazi Next Door – BBC Radio 4

The Pain of Pulse – Audio Always, for Virgin Radio Pride

Best Factual – Series, supported by The Audio Content Fund

Brixton: Flames on the Frontline – BBC Radio Current Affairs for Radio 5 Live

Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera – Novel, for Wondery

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? Chapter 3 – George the Poet, for BBC Sounds

I’m Not A Monster – BBC News for Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds

Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets – Audible

The Hijack – Goldhawk Productions for Audible

Best Independent Podcast, supported by Audible

Outcast UK

Passenger List Series 2 – Goldhawk Productions

The Long Time Academy – Scenery Studios, Headspace Studios and The Long Time Project

The Secret Life of Prisons – Prison Radio Association

Why Do I Feel? – Bite Your Tongue Productions

Wild Crimes – Whistledown Productions, for the Natural History Museum

Best Fictional Storytelling, supported by The Podcast Show 2022

Atlantic: A Scottish Story – The Big Light Podcast Network

Little Blue Lines – BBC Audio, for Radio 4

Poster Girl – Afonica, for BBC Radio 4

TakeOver – Goldhawk Productions, for BBC Radio 4

The Old Man in the Boat – Message Heard Media, for Fun Kids

You & Me – Naked Productions, for BBC Radio 4

Best Station Sound, supported by Imager

Absolute Radio Country launch

BBC Radio 1 – BBC Popular Music Station Sound

BBC Radio 1Xtra – BBC Popular Music Station Sound

BBC Radio 6 Music – BBC Popular Music Station Sound

Greatest Hits Radio London

KISS Network

Best Commercial Partnership, supported by Audio Experts

Bedtime Stories – Audio Always and Dreams

Bond 24/7 – No Time To Die and Bauer Media

Caitlin’s Hour – The AA and Bauer Media

Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination – Mags Creative and Puffin Books

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show with Wickes, on Absolute Radio

The Long Time Academy – Scenery Studios, Headspace Studios and The Long Time Project

Best Marketing Campaign, supported by Octopus Energy

Absolute Radio Country

Giant Jamie Lip-Sync – BBC Radio Sheffield

Greatest Hits Radio

Magic Radio 100% Christmas

Make A Difference with your BBC Local Radio Station

UEFA Euro 2020 on talkSPORT

The Grassroots Award, supported by BBC Sounds

Fully Amplified podcast – Futures Theatre

Ignite Climate Shorts – Fierce Green Productions

IVF Dad Podcast – 18Sixty

Our Journey – SWSW Network

Root Out Racism – BBC Radio Leeds

We are VOICES Podcast – The VOICES Network and British Red Cross

The Creative Innovation Award, supported by All In Media

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? Chapter 3 – George The Poet, for BBC Sounds

Life Sentence – Mags Creative

Nolan Investigates: Stonewall – BBC Radio Ulster

The Battersea Poltergeist – Bafflegab Productions, for BBC Radio 4

The Bias Diagnosis – Whistledown Productions, for Audible

The Unfiltered History Tour – VICE World News

The Impact Award, supported by Wickes

1Xtra Future Figures – BBC Audio for 1Xtra

BARS with Lady Unchained – Folded Wing, for National Prison Radio

KISS Life with Swarzy – Playmaker Group, for KISS

Life Sentence – Mags Creative

Nolan Investigates: Stonewall – BBC Radio Ulster

Woman’s Hour: Trafficked in Plain Sight – BBC Audio, for Radio 4

Best Local Radio Show, supported by RCS

Alex and Ellie in the Morning – Viking FM

Ewen & Cat at Breakfast – Clyde 2 and Greatest Hits Network Scotland

Gary Philipson – BBC Radio Tees

Justin Dealey – BBC Three Counties Radio

The Nolan Show – BBC Radio Ulster

The Robin Galloway Breakfast Show – Pure Radio

The John Myers Award for Local Station of the Year 

BBC Radio Newcastle

BBC Radio Sheffield

BBC Radio Ulster

Clyde 1

JACKfm Oxfordshire

Pirate FM

UK Station of Network of the Year, supported by Arqiva

BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 5 Live

Fun Kids

Hits Radio

KISS Network

Radio Times Moment of the Year,
voted for by the public
 at radiotimes.com which is now open here

Adele Roberts returns to Radio 1 after bowel cancer treatment

Annie Mac’s last show, on Radio 1

Grado’s Scotland Team Talk, on Go Radio

Radio Karen hears her dad’s song ‘Little Girl’, on BBC Radio Newcastle

Mary wins £102,000, on Clyde 1

Naga Munchetty discusses her coil pain, on Radio 5 Live

Patricia meets her birth mother for her 100th birthday, on BBC Three Counties Radio

Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National, on talkSPORT

Reverend Cheryl Meban remembering Sarah Everard, on BBC Radio Ulster

Richard Osman reveals his food addiction, on Desert Island Discs

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 8:59 pm by RadioToday UK

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