Media Awards: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, winners, 2016

SCOTS entries were, last night, among the winners at an annual competition celebrating the best of UK commercial radio.

The Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards saw the likes of Radio Borders and Clyde 1 among those taking the top prizes.

The 2016 winners were, as follows:

Presenter of the Year (under two million TSA)

Gold: Trevor Marchall and Caroline Verdon, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Silver: Dave Connor and Vanessa Motion, Kingdom FM
Bronze: Jordan North, Rock FM

Presenter of the Year (over two million TSA) 

Gold: Iain Dale, LBC
Silver: Christian O’Connell, Absolute Radio
Bronze: Boogie and Dingo, Bauer City Network

Programmer of the Year 

Gold: Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio
Silver: James Rea, LBC
Bronze: Gavin Harris, 107 JACK fm Berkshire

Unsung Hero of the Year 

Gold: Robin Duff, The Bay
Silver: Zach Watson, Heart Network
Bronze: Giles Gear, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire and JACK 2

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award) 

Gold: Ella Griffith, Global’s Newsroom Yorkshire
Silver: Shiona McCallum, Forth One
Laura Pennington, Hallam FM

Station of the Year (500,000 TSA) 

Gold: Radio Borders
Silver: 103.1 Central FM
Bronze: MFR

Station of the Year (500,000 to 2m TSA)

Gold: Clyde 1
Silver: Hallam FM
Bronze: Metro Radio

Station of the Year (2m + TSA) 

Gold: Absolute Radio
Silver: Classic FM
Bronze: LBC

Breakfast Show of the Year (under two million TSA) 

Gold: Capital Breakfast with Matt, Polly and Geraint, Capital South Wales
Silver: Heart Breakfast with Tom, Nicola and Jack, Heart Sussex
Bronze: JD and Roisin, Free Radio

Breakfast Show of the Year (over two million TSA) 

Gold: The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show, Absolute Radio
Silver: KISS Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, KISS
Bronze: Capital Breakfast with Bodg, Matt and Scarlett, Capital North East

Feature of the Year 

Gold: Heart’s 100 Happy Days, Heart Network
Silver: Classroom SOS, Heart Sussex
Bronze: Not Just a Number, LBC

Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

Gold: Torture on the Kwai: The Diary of Raymond Savage, 101 Touch FM
Silver: 7/7: London Remembers, LBC
Bronze: Justice for Karen Buckley, Heart Scotland

Specialist Programme of the Year

Gold: The Farming Programme, Lincs FM, KCFM, Rutland Radio
Silver: Rock N Roll Football, Absolute Radio
Bronze: Charlotte Green’s Culture Club, Classic FM

Social Action Initiative

Gold: Global’s Make Some Noise
Silver: The Bay and Storm Desmond
Bronze: Capital XTRA’s Music Potential

Station Imaging Award

Gold: JACKfm Oxfordshire
Silver: Absolute Radio, Real Music Matters
Bronze: Classic FM, The Home of Christmas Music

News Coverage of the Year 

Gold: Hallam FM
Silver: Lincs FM Group Yorkshire
Bronze: The Bay

Marketing Award

Gold: Radio X Launch, Radio X
Silver: VOD Campaign 2015, LBC
Bronze: Absolute Radio and Q Magazine

Local Sales Team of the Year 

Gold: The Bay
Silver: Radio Clyde
Bronze: Manx Radio

National Sales Award

Gold: Helping Lucozade ‘find their flow’, GTN
Silver: Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Story, Absolute Radio
Bronze: Bauer Media and JUST EAT

Radio Innovation of the Year

Gold: My Capital XTRA, Capital XTRA
Silver: Global’s Dax, Vizeum and Panasonic
Bronze: N60Sean, Fun Kids

Media Agency of the Year

Gold: Mindshare
Silver: MediaCom
Bronze: the7stars

Most Creative Campaign of the Year

Gold: P&G Duracell Perfectionist
Silver: AA Fuel Assist, Adam and Eve DDB
Bronze: Specsavers Bat, Specsavers

Most Effective Agency Case Study of the Year 

Gold: Lucozade Energy – ‘Find Your Flow’, MediaCom
Silver: Yorkshire Gold Tea, Classic FM Live Partnership, Goodstuff Communications
Bronze: Wickes and The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, Carat

Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year: Jess Glynne

Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio: Ed Sheeran

Music Champion Award: John Kennedy, Radio X

Industry Leader of the Year: Stephen Miron, Global Radio

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gillian Reynolds

Gold Award: Steve Allen, LBC