Thursday, March 29, 2007

They're like the radio Oscars; or at least the radio BAFTA Craft awards

They stole Danny Baker's iPod during the course of the announcement of the nominees for this year's Sony Radio awards.

Amongst the highlights are Mark Radcliffe, Charles Hazlewood and Zane Lowe battling it out with, erm, Emma B's Heart Drivetime show for Music Programme of the Year; interestingly, Popworld Radio is up for the same prize - a podcast, if you please.

Radcliffe's new partner, Stuart Maconie, is up for specialist programme with 6Music's rather fine Freakzone - he's going eye to eye with Bobby Friction's Friction and Westwood (really? in 2007).

Our old mate Pete Price has got a nod for Radio City's phone-in (the "interactive award" now); Kershaw and Radcliffe are up against the slightly more glitzy Jonathan Ross and Chris Evans for the personality award. It's wonderful to see BBC London's coverage of the London tornado up for "breaking news coverage" - hopefully, if they win, Danny Baker will pick up the prize for his essential commentary on Sky News' desperate bids to turn a mild weather surprise into a national crisis ("a caller says they've seen a plastic bag blowing down the road...").

The nominations in full - click here to jump over

NOMINATIONS 2007



PRINT

The Breakfast Show Award

Five Live Breakfast - BBC Radio News for Five Live

The Bush & Troy Show - GWR FM Bristol

The Jo & Twiggy Breakfast Show - 96 Trent FM

The Today Programme - BBC Radio News for Radio 4

Toolan in the Morning - Key 103 Manchester



The Music Programme Award

Discovering Music - BBC Radio 3 Manchester for Radio 3

Heart Drivetime with Emma B - London’s Heart 106.2

Popworld Radio - UBC Media for 4Radio

The Mark Radcliffe Show - Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

Zane Lowe - BBC Radio 1



The Specialist Music Programme Award

Friction - BBC Asian Network

Jazz House - BBC Radio Scotland

Music:Response with Clint Boon - XFM Manchester

The Freak Zone - BBC 6 Music

Westwood - Justice Entertainment for BBC Radio 1



The News & Current Affairs Programme Award

BBC Radio Suffolk Breakfast - BBC Radio Suffolk

Five Live Breakfast - BBC Radio News for Five Live

Real News at Five - Real Radio Yorkshire News Team
for Real Radio Yorkshire

The Today Programme - BBC Radio News for Radio 4

Weekend Business - BBC Business & Economics for Five Live



The Sports Programme Award

Five Live Sport - BBC Radio Sport for Five Live

Planet Speedway - BBC Radio Oxford

Sportsweek - Front Page Media for BBC Radio Five Live

SuperScoreboard (Live & Xtra) - Radio Clyde News for Clyde 1

The Pain of the Game - Inverness Conversation &
Communities Strand for BBC Radio Scotland



The Speech Programme Award

Front Row - BBC Radio Arts for Radio 4

PM - BBC Radio News for Radio 4

The Jeremy Vine Show - BBC Radio 2

The Reunion - Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

Woman’s Hour - BBC General Factual for Radio 4



The Interactive Programme Award

PM - BBC Radio News for Radio 4

Scott Mills - BBC Radio 1

The Big Brum Breakfast with Elliott & Caroline - BRMB

The Pete Price Show - Radio City 96.7

Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Radio News for Five Live



The Entertainment Award

Bowie @ Breakfast - Radio Clyde for Clyde 1

Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston & Harriet Scott -
London’s Heart 106.2

The Chris Evans Show - BBC Radio 2

The Chris Moyles Show - BBC Radio 1

The Jo & Twiggy Breakfast Show - 96 Trent FM



The Music Broadcaster of the Year

Andi Durrant - Galaxy Network Programming & Distorted Productions for the Galaxy Network

Clint Boon - XFM Manchester

Colin Murray - BBC Radio 1

Jo Whiley - BBC Radio 1

Steve Lamacq - BBC 6 Music



The Music Radio Personality of the Year

Andy Kershaw - BBC Radio 3

Chris Evans - BBC Radio 2

Dominik Diamond - XFM Scotland

Jonathan Ross - BBC Radio 2 & Off The Kerb Productions
for Radio 2

Mark Radcliffe - Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2



The News Journalist of the Year

John Humphrys - The Today Programme, BBC Radio News
for Radio 4

Key 103 & Magic 1152 News Team - Key 103 &
Magic 1152 Manchester

Mike Thomson - The Today Programme, BBC Radio News
for Radio 4

Peter Allen - BBC Radio News for Five Live

Shari Vahl - BBC Manchester for Radio 4



The Speech Broadcaster of the Year

Anna Raeburn - LBC 97.3fm

Eddie Nestor - BBC London 94.9

George Arney - World Service News & Current Affairs
for the World Service

John Humphrys - The Today Programme, BBC Radio News
for Radio 4

Vanessa Feltz - BBC London 94.9



The Station Programmer of the Year

Francis Currie - Heart Brand Programme Director
for the Heart Network

Ric Blaxill - Head of Programmes for BBC 6 Music

Richard Maddock - Programme Director for Radio City 96.7



The Drama Award

Breakfast with Mugabe - A Royal Shakespeare Company Production by Catherine Bailey Ltd for BBC Radio 3

In Search of Oldton - BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Lorilei - BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

The Cairo Trilogy - Goldhawk Essential Productions for Radio 4

True West - BBC Radio Drama for Radio 3



The Comedy Award

1966 And All That - BBC Radio Entertainment for Radio 4

Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive - Pozzitive Television
for BBC Radio 4

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Geht Zum FussballWeltmeisterschaft Weg! - Pozzitive Television for BBC Radio 4

North By North North - BBC Radio Scotland

Pleased To Meet You - BBC7 & BBC Radio Leeds for BBC7



The Feature Award

Chasing A Cure - Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 4

Don’t Hang Up:Night Lines - BBC Radio Documentaries for Radio 4

Fighting To Be Normal - BBC Radio Documentaries for Radio 4

On The Road - BBC Northern Ireland for Radio Ulster

Radio Ballads 2006: The Song Of Steel - Smooth Operations
for BBC Radio 2



The Music Special Award

Malcolm McLaren’s Musical Map of London - Just Radio
for BBC Radio 2

Shostakovich: A Journey into Light - BBC Radio 3

The Beatles "Love" - Capital Gold
for the Capital Gold UK Radio Network

The Invisible Man: The Rod Temperton Story (Part One) -
Wise Buddah Creative for BBC Radio 2

The Poet, The Rocker: The Phil Lynott Story -
Wise Buddah Creative for BBC Radio 2



The News Feature Award

Aberfan: Forty Years On - Real Radio Wales News Team
for Real Radio Wales

Assignment: Cheaper Than The Ground -
BBC News & Current Affairs for the World Service

Coming Home - Unique the production company for BBC Radio 1

Letters from Guantanamo Bay - Whistledown Productions
for BBC Radio 4

Love, ‘Honour’ and Obey - BBC Birmingham for the Asian Network



The Breaking News Award

Terror Alert - The Today Programme, BBC Radio News for Radio 4

Test Match Collapse - BBC Radio News for Five Live Sports Extra

The London Tornado - BBC London 94.9

The London Tornado - LBC Newsroom for LBC News 1152am

War In Lebanon - World Service News & Current Affairs
for the World Service



The Live Event Coverage Award

Notting Hill Carnival - Kiss 100

The Alan Shearer Testimonial - Magic 1152 Sport for Magic 1152

The Day That Changed The World - General News Service Special Report BBC Radio News for the Nations & Regions

The Manchester Bomb: Ten Years On - BBC Radio Manchester

The Queen’s 80th Birthday - Andrew Peach Special
for BBC Radio Berkshire



The Community Award

Bare All 06: Safer Sex Campaign - Radio 1 & 1Xtra for the BBC

Phones for Paul’s Place - BBC Radio Bristol

Radio Ballads 2006: 30 Years Of Conflict - Smooth Operations
for BBC Radio 2

Sea Sense - BBC Radio Cornwall

The Plot - BBC Radio Berkshire



The Promo Award

Brunel 200 - BBC Radio Bristol

Kerrang! Radio Valentines - Kerrang! Radio

Real Radio Renegade - Real Radio Group Imaging
for Real Radio Yorkshire, Wales & Scotland

The Ashes - Five Live Promotions for Five Live Sports Extra

The World Cup 2006 - 2 -Ten FM



The Competition Award

Hairy Fairy - Pirate fm

Live In It To Win It - Metro Radio

Manhunt - Galaxy Programming for the Galaxy Network

The BH Jam Spoon from the Broadcasting House Programme -
BBC Radio News for Radio 4

Who’s Calling Christian? - Virgin Radio



The Station Imaging Award

96.3 Radio Aire

Choice FM

Classic FM

Planet Rock

talkSPORT



The Internet Programme Award

Baddiel & Skinner’s World Cup Podcast - Avalon Television &
Times Online for Times Online & baddielandskinner.com

Firin’ Squad Unsigned Podcast - Wise Buddah Talent
for firinsquad.co.uko

My Streets: A Rudeboy’s Guide to Peckham - All Out Productions
for 4Radio

The Game with Danny Kelly Podcast - Times Online

The Insight Show - VIPonAIR & RNIB for VIPonAIR.com



Station Of the Year:
with a potential audience of under 300,000

Isle Of Wight Radio

Moray Firth Radio

Silk FM



Station Of the Year:
with a potential audience of 300,000 -1 million

BBC Hereford & Worcester

BBC Radio Derby

Lincs FM 102.2



Station Of The Year:
with a potential audience of 1 million plus

BBC Radio Ulster

Kerrang! Radio

Radio City 96.7



Digital Terrestrial Station Of The Year

BBC Asian Network

FUN Radio

Gaydar Radio



UK Station of the Year

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 2

Classic FM


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jesus, all the usual suspects then. I'm hoping Jo Whiley wins for her consistently stunning "what I watched on tv last night" cornerstone. Bung in a hearty dollop of sycophancy any time a band pop in and she's worth every penny of her £300k.

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