Commercial radio competition shortlisting for several Scots stations

SEVERAL Scots stations have made it to the shortlist of an annual awards competition celebrating the best of the commercial radio sector.

Northsound 1 and Moray Firth Radio are among those to have secured nominations in the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, which will be announcing its winners on July 4.

Also among the nominees, Real Radio Scotland’s breakfast duo Ewen Cameron and Cat Harvey are shortlisted in one of the most prestigious and hotly contested categories: Breakfast Show of the Year (with a potential adult audience over one million or less).

The shortlist reads:

Presenter of the Year (under 1million TSA)

Greig Easton & Yasmin Zemmoura – Northsound 1

Matt Foister – Trax FM

Trevor Marshall – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire

Presenter of the Year (over 1m TSA)

Christian O’Connell – Absolute Radio

John Suchet – Classic FM

Danny Wallace – XFM

Programmer of the Year

James Brownlow – 95.8 Capital FM

Ricky Durkin – Real Radio Yorkshire

Chris Pegg – Metro Radio

Newcomer(s) of the Year

Alun Cochrane – Absolute Radio

Emma Barnett – LBC 97.3

Eoghan McDermott – XFM

Journalist or News Team of the Year

106 JACKfm Hertfordshire

GMG Radio North West News Team

Radio Aire News

Station of the Year (under 300,000 TSA)

The Bay

Isle of Wight Radio

MFR (Moray Firth Radio)

Station of the Year (300,000 to 1m TSA)

106 JACKfm Oxfordshire

Northsound 1

Radio Tay

Station of the Year (over 1m TSA)

95.8 Capital FM

Radio City 96.7

Absolute Radio

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 1m TSA)

Radio Aire Breakfast – Radio Aire

The Bay Breakfast with Danny Matthews – The Bay

JACK’s Morning Glory – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire

Breakfast Show of the Year (over 1m TSA)

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio

Des & Jennie at Breakfast – Capital Scotland

Real Radio Breakfast with Ewen & Cat – Real Radio Scotland

Feature(s) of the Year

Oldham Riots: The Legacy – Smooth Radio

Raoul Moat: One Year On presented by PC David Rathband and Kath Rathband – Metro Radio

Ronnie Wood – The Guests – Absolute Radio

Specialist Programme of the Year

The Ronnie Wood Show – Absolute Radio

Music : Response with Mary Anne Hobbs – XFM

Matt Stocks – Kerrang!

Social Action Initiative

Walkathon 2011 – brmb

Positive Mental Health Week – Cool FM

Cocaine Unwrapped – Real Radio North West

Station Imaging Award

106 JACKfm Oxfordshire

The Capital Network

Kiss Network Imaging

Marketing Award

Absolute Radio – Faces for Radio & #NowPlaying

Capital FM Marketing

Touch FM – Pride of Stratford Awards 2012

Radio Station Event of the Year

Absolute Radio Live – Absolute Radio

Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball – The Capital Network

Jagger & Woody ‘Beside the Seaside’ Tour – Real Radio Wales

Local Sales Team of the Year

The Bay

Gem 106

Real Radio North West

National Sales Team of the Year

Absolute Radio

Bauer Media

Global Radio

Best Branded Content

Absolute Radio Live with – Spark

Arla Starbuck’s Frappuccino and Capital FM Summertime Ball – Carat

‘Dangerous’ Dave Vs The Log Flume – Gem 106

Best Creative Campaign – VCCP

Honda – Do You Believe In The Power of Dreams? – Wieden + Kennedy

Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park – Global Radio Creative

Most Effective Campaign

Autoglass Radio Effective Frequency Test – Starcom Mediavest

Heart & More Th>n 2011

Ikea ‘Happy to Bed’ with Absolute Radio

Advertiser of the Year

Lloyds TSB



Media Agency of the Year




PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio


Take That

The Wanted

PPL Breakthrough UK Artist on Commercial Radio

Ed Sheeran


Jessie J