Commercial Radio News Awards 2022 nominations revealed

The nominations for the 2022 Commercial Radio News Awards in association with IRN and Sky News have been announced.

Sky News presenter Jayne Secker revealed the shortlists for the 12 categories which recognise high quality journalism in commercial radio news.

The winners – including the recipient of the prestigious Gold Award – will be announced at an event at Sky’s west London HQ on Thursday 7th July 2022.

And the nominees are…

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Emma Corr – Global's Newsroom South
Owen Arands – Radio City
Caitlin Hutchison – Global's Newsroom Scotland
Callum McQuade – Clyde 1
Pamela Tickell – Global's Newsroom Yorkshire and North East

BEST INTERVIEW
My Arthur at the Window – Global's Newsroom North West
Walter Smith Tribute: Ally McCoist speaking to Jim White – talkSPORT
Ronald McDonald House Oxford: Luke's Story – JACKfm Oxfordshire
Conversion Therapy: Pete and Jeremy's stories – Hits Radio UK Network
Behind County Lines – Global's Newsroom North West

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5m TSA)
Charlotte Sullivan – Global's Newsroom East
Paul Doward – Radio City
Lil Keen – Global's Newsroom Yorkshire and North East
Charlotte Lynch – LBC
Alice Sofield – Global's Newsroom North West

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Matthew Hutchinson – Greatest Hits Radio Swindon
Jo Summerbell – JACKfm Oxfordshire
Lewis Michie – Northsound
Adam Smith – Signal 1
Rebecca Jayne Quarmby – Viking FM

BEST SPORTS COVERAGE
Derby County: On a Knife Edge – Global's Newsroom Midlands
No Scotland No Party: The Euro 2020 Journey – Clyde 1 and Hits Radio Scotland Network
Global's North West Sports Coverage – Global's Newsroom North West
FC Isle of Man's Debut Season – Manx Radio
GameDay Exclusive – talkSPORT

BEST NEWS STORY OR COVERAGE
COP 26 in Glasgow – Clyde 1 and Clyde 2
Island on the Verge of Lockdown – Manx Radio
The Murder of Sir David Amess MP – LBC News and Global's Newsroom East
Standoff at Kenmure Street – Global's Newsroom Scotland
The Iron Men: World Suicide Prevention Day – Radio City

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5 million TSA)
Daniel Wilson – Global's Newsroom Wales
Becky Cahill – Hits Radio Manchester
Chris Chambers – Global's Newsroom North West
Louise Easton – Greatest Hits Radio London
Katie Radley – Global's Newsroom Yorkshire and North East

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Sian Cowper – Manx Radio
Matt Maddren – Free Radio
Jo Summerbell – JACKfm Oxfordshire
Julie Caston – Lincs FM

BEST NEWS SPECIAL OR CAMPAIGN
Loot Boxes: A hidden harm – Free Radio
Oxford Gets Serious About Tackling the Climate Emergency – JACKfm Oxfordshire
The Iron Men: A Radio City suicide special – Radio City
Light the Way – Clyde 1 and Clyde 2
Behind County Lines – Global's Newsroom North West

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Lincs FM
Jack FM Oxfordshire
MFR
Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire
Northsound

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5 million TSA)
Radio Clyde News
Global's Newsroom North West
Downtown Radio and Cool FM News Team
Global's Newsroom South
Bauer South West

STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – supported by the BJTC
Maxim Parr-Reid – City, University of London
Oliver McManus – Bournemouth University
Sophie Adams – Glasgow Caledonian University
Sarika Gandhi – City, University of London

IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said: This is a top-class field of contenders all demonstrating the quality and value of news and sport in commercial radio. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and we look forward to celebrating their success at our first in- person event since 2019 at Sky Cinema on 7th July.

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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 11:49 am by RadioToday UK

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