Congratulations to Mick Hucknall from the Frantic Elevators, who is picking up a prize:
Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall is to receive this year’s PPL Lifetime Achievement Award at The Radio Festival in Manchester.Wood was an interesting though controversial winner - his radio work has got a lot of praise, but he hadn't been working in the medium very long.
Previous winners of the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours, recognises and celebrates those whose work and dedication has left an indelible mark on the music radio industry, include Sir Paul McCartney, Trevor Horn, Paul Weller, Gary Barlow and last year’s winner Ronnie Wood.
So, what is Mick Hucknall's contribution to music radio?
Has he actually presented or produced any radio programming? Radio Festival, what work has Mick done for music radio?
Clive Dickens, Chairman of the Radio Festival, said: “We are thrilled that Mick is being presented with the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a true legend of British music and has achieved monumental acclaim. He has had amazing success and has remained at the top of his profession and rarely off the radio for a remarkable 25 years.”That makes it sound like his "indelible mark" consists of having had his records played by other people on the radio.
Isn't that a rather passive sort of "lifetime achievement"?