Monday, April 04, 2011

Sony Awards 2011: The shortlist

Interesting that the Gordon Brown/Jeremy Vine interview has made this year's Sony Radio Awards shortlist - it was a great piece of political theatre (and certainly the only time Radio 2 has made it onto the Daily Show), but the real story was in the webcam image rather than the interview itself - presumably this is the first time a Sony Award shortlist place has been won by pictures rather than the audio? Oddly, the interview doesn't appear on the best use of multiplatform shortlist, which would appear to suggest that Absolute Radio's iPhone apps are better than any interview which appeared on radio last year.

I'm sure Stuart Maconie bears no ill-will, but it seems a bit unfair that Mark Radcliffe makes the music personality shortlist and he doesn't; especially since Nicky Campbell and Sheila Fogarty are jointly nominated in the speech personality category.

Danny Baker pops up in the speech section, despite still effectively doing the same programmes that he was doing when he won DJ awards. Let's put that down to him being uncategorisable, shall we?

And for those of you keeping count, it's TalkSport's turn to be listed in the Best National Station in the 'look, it's not all about the BBC' slot.

Nomnomnoms in full:

Music radio personality of the year

Chris Moyles - BBC Radio 1

Frank Skinner - Avalon for Absolute Radio

Jarvis Cocker - BBC 6 Music

Ronnie Wood - Absolute Radio for Absolute Radio & Absolute Classic Rock

Scott Mills - BBC Radio 1

Music broadcaster of the year

Mark Radcliffe - Smooth Operations (Productions) Ltd for BBC Radio 2

MistaJam - BBC Radio 1Xtra

Paul Gambaccini - Howlett Media Productions & others for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service

Ricky Ross - BBC Radio Scotland

Zane Lowe - BBC Radio 1

Speech radio personality of the year

Danny Baker - Campbell Davison Media (for BBC Radio 5 live)/ BBC London for BBC Radio 5 live & BBC London 94.9

Frank Skinner - Avalon for Absolute Radio

Nicky Campbell & Shelagh Fogarty - BBC Radio 5 live

Pete Price - Radio City 96.7

Stephen Nolan –BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Radio Ulster

Speech broadcaster of the year

Anne Diamond - BBC Radio Berkshire

Jeremy Vine - BBC Radio 2

Komla Dumor - BBC World Service News & Current Affairs for BBC World Service

Liz Green - BBC Radio Leeds

Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Radio 5 live

News journalist of the year

Jill McGivering - BBC World Service News & BBC Newsgathering for BBC World Service

Jim Reed, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - BBC News for BBC Radio 1

Matthew Price –BBC Newsgathering for BBC Radio 4

Norman Smith - BBC Political Programmes for BBC Radio 4

Real Radio Yorkshire News Team - Real Radio Yorkshire/News for Real Radio Yorkshire

Best on-air contributor

Annabel Port - Absolute Radio

Ed Palmer & Simon Buschenfeld - Heart Network Comedy for the Heart Network

Mark Kermode - BBC Radio 5 live

Moira Stuart - BBC Radio 2

Steve Levine - Magnum Opus Broadcasting Ltd for BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6Music

Best interview

Danny Baker interviews Sir Elton John - Campbell Davison Media for BBC Radio 5 live

Jeremy Vine interviews Gordon Brown - BBC Radio 2

John Humphrys interviews Julian Assange – Today for BBC Radio 4

John Wilson interviews Peter Mandelson - BBC Radio Documentaries for BBC Radio 4

Neil Fox interviews Robbie Williams - Magic 105.4

Best use of branded content

95.8 Capital FM: Cadbury Spots v Stripes - Global Radio for 95.8 Capital FM

Alex Masterley on Classic FM - Classic FM

Rock 'N' Roll Football Live with Sky Sports - USP for Absolute Radio & Absolute Radio Extra

The Wadworth World Pub Quiz Championship on Absolute Radio - Absolute Radio

XFM: Lost Takeover - Global Radio for XFM London & XFM Manchester

Best single promo/commercial

Capital's Summertime Ball Mash-up - 95.8 Capital FM

Eastenders - BBC Radio Cross Trails / Redbee Media for BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Local Radio & BBC Regional Radio

MFR Christmas Toy Appeal 2010 - Moray Firth Radio (MFR)

The BBC Proms - BBC World Service

The Haunting Sounds of the Vuvuzela -JWT London for Capital FM

Best promotional/advertising campaign

Capital's Summertime Ball - I Can't Wait To See.... - 95.8 Capital FM

Faces For Radio - Absolute Radio

Stuart Hall's Wonderful World Cup on 5 live - BBC Radio 5 live

The FIFA World Cup 2010, South Africa on talkSPORT - talkSPORT Creative for talkSPORT

The Winter Olympics on the BBC - Fresh Air Production for BBC Radio Cross Trails on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Local Radio

Best competition

Beat The Star - Heart West Midlands

Fiver Fever - Real Radio Yorkshire

Magic's Mystery Voices - Magic 105.4

Pink Custard Days - Wyvern

The Pulp Ticket Giveaway - Absolute Radio

Best station imaging

95.8 Capital FM

BBC Radio 5 live & 5 live sports extra - BBC Radio 5 live

Kiss 100 - Kiss 100 & Pure Tonic Media for Kiss 100

talkSPORT - talkSPORT Creative for talkSPORT

The Absolute Radio Network

Best music special

Lenny Henry's Musical Journey To South Africa - Just Radio Ltd for BBC Radio 4

Neil Sedaka, The Music Of My Life - BBC Radio 2

The John Bonham Story - TBI Media for BBC 6 Music

The Man Machine - USP Content for BBC Radio 2

UB40 - Absolute Radio for Absolute Radio & Absolute 80s

Best news special

Coventry Blitz Special - Quidem Midlands Ltd for 96.2 Touch FM

Raoul Moat, The Final Hours - Real Radio North East for Real Radio

The Brown Years - BBC Westminster for BBC Radio 4

The Reunion: Hurricane Katrina - Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

World Stories: Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - BBC Audio & Music Factual/Uzbek Service for BBC World Service

Best feature

Between The Ears: The Haunted Moustache - BBC Radio Documentaries for BBC Radio 3

Heel, Toe, Step Together - Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4

International Radio 1: Bobby Friction at Burning Man - BBC Radio 1

Sound of Snow and Ice - Loftus Audio/Rockethouse Productions for BBC World Service

Wireless Kenny Everett - Howlett Media Productions for BBC Radio 2

Best comedy

Just A Minute - BBC Radio Comedy for BBC Radio 4

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs - BBC Radio Comedy for BBC Radio 2

The Jason Byrne Show - BBC Radio Comedy for BBC Radio 2

The Unbelievable Truth - Random Entertainment for BBC Radio 4

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter To Richard Branson - BBC Radio Comedy for BBC Radio 4

Best drama

Every Child Matters - BBC Radio Drama Manchester for BBC Radio 4

In For A Penny - Tempest Productions for BBC Radio Scotland

Murder In Samarkand - Greenpoint Films for BBC Radio 4

RIP Boy - Red Production Company for BBC Radio 4

The Recordist - BBC Bristol for BBC Radio 4

Best use of multiplatform

A History of the World In 100 Objects - BBC Radio 4 interactive for BBC Radio 4

Absolute Radio's Mobile Apps - Absolute Radio

BBC Introducing - BBC Audio & Music for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 3, BBC Local Radio & BBC Radio 2

Beyond the Blitz on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire - BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Covering the Tube Strike - BBC London 94.9

Station programmer of the year

Ian Walker - Jack FM

Matt Deegan - Fun Kids

Moz Dee - talkSPORT

Station of the year (up to 300,000)

Central FM (103.1 FM)

Isle Of Wight Radio

KCC Live

Station of the year (300,000 - 1 million)

BBC Radio Cumbria

BBC Radio Derby

BBC Somerset

Station of the year (1 Million plus)

105.4 Real Radio North West

BBC London 94.9

Radio City 96.7

Digital station of the year

BBC Radio 1Xtra

Fun Kids

Planet Rock

UK station of the year

BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 4