Media Awards: 2015 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, shortlist

SEVERAL Scots entries have made it to the shortlist of an annual competition celebrating the best of UK commercial radio.

Scots entries make it into the likes of Journalist of the Year and the Station of the Year (<500,000 TSA) categories of the 2015 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.

Read more, here. The winners will be announced on July 8.

The shortlist reads:

Presenter of the Year (under two million TSA)

Brian Moore, Metro Radio
Jordan North, Rock FM
Mark & Twiggy, 107 Oak FM
Steve & Karen, Metro Radio
Trevor & Caroline, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire

Presenter of the Year (over two million TSA)

Christian O’Connell, Absolute Radio
Clint Boon, XFM Manchester
Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio
Jon Holmes, XFM London
Nick Ferrari, LBC

Programmer of the Year

Paul Gerrard, Heart & Smooth West Midlands, Capital Birmingham
Tony Moorey, Absolute Radio
James Rea, LBC
Andy Roberts, Kiss
Gary Stein, Heart London

Unsung Hero of the Year

Lisa Bayley, Absolute Radio
Pat Broome, Smooth North West
James Craddock 106 JACKfm and JACK 2
Sally Elkington, Lincs FM Group
Rhiana Povey, Capital NW & Wales

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

Lauren Jones, Global’s Newsroom Wales
Laura Pennington, Hallam FM
Tom Swarbrick, LBC
Micky Welch, Metro Radio
Gillian Wheelan Global’s Newsroom Scotland

Station of the Year (<500,000 TSA)

Isle of Wight Radio
Northsound 1
Radio Borders
Radio Plymouth

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

Clyde 1
Forth one
Hallam FM
Metro Radio

Station of the Year (two million + TSA)

Absolute Radio
Classic FM
Planet Rock
Smooth Radio UK

Breakfast Show of the Year (under two mllion TSA)

Capital Breakfast with Matt, Polly & Geraint Capital South Wales
Big John @ Breakfast Hallam FM
Jack’s Morning Glory 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire & JACK 2
Keith Clarkson at Breakfast Radio Borders
Mark O’Sullivan at Breakfast Touch FM

Breakfast Show of the Year (over two million TSA)

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show Absolute Radio
Tim Lihoreau – More Music Breakfast Classic FM
Sam & Amy Gem 106
Heart breakfast with Jamie & Emma Heart London
XFM Breakfast with Tim Cocker XFM Manchester

Feature(s) of the Year

Auschwitz – A Survivor Returns LBC
Kid in the Car Forth 1
Lady Week Heart Sussex
Live Music Thursday Absolute Radio
Save Someone’s Christmas KMFM

Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

Back to 94 XFM Manchester
Behind the Curtain: A Royal Opera House Special Classic FM
The Clarke Carlisle Story Absolute Radio
The LBC EU Leaders Debate LBC
Referendum Live Clyde 1

Specialist Programme of the Year

Andi Durrant – the Electrick Playground Kiss Fresh
Breaking Bands Team Rock
Nightowls Metro Radio
Rock n Roll Football Absolute Radio
Saturday Night at the Movies Classic FM

Social Action Initiative

Brighter Rider LBC
Cycle4Life Challenge Viking FM
Make Some Noise Heart London
Street Angels Key 103
Thirsty Kirsty – Dogs for the Disabled Banbury Sound

Station Imaging Award

Capital Xtra Capital Xtra
Saturday Night at the Movies Classic FM
Global’s Make Some Noise LBC, Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, XFM, Gold
Kiss FM UK Kiss FM UK
Smooth Radio Network Smooth Radio Network

News Coverage of the Year

BOB fm Hertfordshire News Team
Free Radio News
Global’s Newsroom Scotland
Global’s Newsroom Wales
Hallam FM News Coverage

Innovation of the Year

Composed Classic FM
Bin Weevils Partnership Fun Kids
Jack to Control the Music JACK 2
Project Banana Absolute Radio
Share Radio Share Radio

Marketing Award

Classic FM Interactive Classic FM
The Free Radio Phantom Free Radio
The Picadillys Key 103
Punching Above Your Weight Metro Radio
Stand Ups at Breakfast Absolute Radio

Local Sales Team of the Year

Capital Scotland
Radio Borders
Radio Clyde
Smooth North East
XFM Manchester

National Sales Award

Masters of Man Time with Just for Men Absolute Radio
Go Think Big Bauer Media
Stubhub – #GigEnvy Bauer Media
Jingle Bell Ball with Morrisons Capital FM

Advertiser of the Year

British Gas

Media Agency of the Year


PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year

Clean Bandit
Ella Henderson
George Ezra
Sam Smith

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio

Calvin Harris
Clean Bandit
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith