Moray Firth Radio secures trio of nominations in commercial radio shortlist

INVERNESS-based Moray Firth Radio has secured a trio nominations in awards celebrating the best of commercial radio.

In the Arquiva Awards shortlist, the station has appeared in the shortlist in the three categories: Presenter (small station – broadcasting to a population below 300,000), Small station and Specialist programming.

To win the Small station prize, Moray Firth Radio will have to beat off the challenge of 106.4 Andover Sound and Mansfield 103.2.

Now in their 15th year, the awards are organised by the RadioCentre and “recognise excellence and talent in all aspects of commercial radio, from sales and marketing to technical innovation and presenting”.

Also among the nominations are Real Radio Scotland’s Ewen Cameron and Alan Rough. They are shortlisted in the Presenter (large station – broadcasting to a population above one million) category, up against Geoff Lloyd, of Absolute Radio, and Dave Gorman, also of Absolute Radio.

The shortlist were to prove a particular success for Absolute.

In the Programmer category, Duncan Campbell, of 97.3 Forth One/1548 Forth2, was nominated, while, in the Journalist/News category, Colin Mackay, political editor at Bauer Radio Scotland, also secured a shortlising.

The full shortlist reads:

Presenter (small – broadcasting to a population below 300,000)

Tommo 97.1 Radio Carmarthenshire

Kev Wilson Dearne FM & Ridings FM

Knoxy Moray Firth Radio (MFR)

Presenter (mid – broadcasting to between 300,000 and 1 million)

Trevor Marshall 106 JACK fm

Rich Williams 96.3 Radio Aire

Richard Straffon Heart 97.6

Presenter (large – broadcasting to more than 1 million)

Geoff Lloyd Absolute Radio

Dave Gorman Absolute Radio

Ewen Cameron and Alan Rough Real Radio Scotland


Duncan Campbell 97.3 Forth One/1548 Forth2

Clive Dickens Absolute Radio

Euan McMorrow Radio City 96.7


Lucy Jones 107.6 Banbury Sound

Emma Bunton Heart Network

Eleanor Noakes Real Radio


Colin Mackay political editor, Bauer Radio Scotland

Dearne FM/Ridings FM news team

Real Radio North West News Team

Station (small)

106.4 Andover Sound

Mansfield 103.2

Moray Firth Radio (MFR)

Station (mid)

106 Jack FM

Red Dragon

The Bay

Station (large)

Absolute Radio

Hallam FM

Wave 105

Digital station

Fun Kids


Planet Rock

Breakfast show

Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show Absolute Radio

Steve and Karen Breakfast Show Galaxy North East

Nick Ferrari at Breakfast LBC 97.3

Special programme

Ali Booker’s Cancer Diaries 106 JACK FM

Live from the Summertime Ball 95.8 Capital FM

Absolute Radio at the Baftas Absolute Radio


Heart’s Love in an Elevator Heart 102.3

Lincs FM’s Band Camp Lincs FM

The Afghan Diaries – On the Front Line Radio City 96.7

Specialist programme

Friday Night Sport Show with Bill & Ben 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire

Marion Scott Moray Firth Radio (MFR)

Girls Talk Oxford’s FM107.9

Social action

Giving for Living Oxford’s FM107.9

Real Radio Websafe Real Radio North West

Help for Heroes Day Real Radio, Smooth Radio & Rock Radio


Get Me To The Church On Time 2 Hallam FM

The Real Radio Renegade Real Radio Network

Kids Out for Summer with Change 4 Life Real Radio North East, North West & Yorkshire

Local sales

Global Radio Birmingham commercial team 100.7 Heart Fm & Galaxy Birmingham

The Bay sales team The Bay

Wave 105 sales team Wave 105


106 Jack FM Oxfordshire’s Station Imaging

Kiss Network Station Sound

Real Radio North East Sport

Technical innovation

The Big Top 40 Show 95.8 Capital FM

Dabbl Absolute Radio

Global Radio RadioVIS System Global Radio creative technology team

National Sales Team

Bauer Radio

GMG National S&P