Bauer Media leads Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards field
Bauer Media is the front runner in the 2011 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards with 13 nominations, while Global Radio received eight nods, and GMG Radio and Absolute Radio both received seven.
Andrew Harrison: chief executive of RadioCentre
The nominations, revealed last night at an event in central London, give Bauer Media 13 chances to win across 10 categories, including Breakfast Show of the Year, Programmer of the Year and Social Action Initiative of the Year.
No shortlist was revealed for the coveted National Sales Team of the Year prize, which will be announced on the night, but The Bay, MFR and Real Radio North West, were shortlisted for Local Sales Team of the Year.
This year, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards have joined with the Radio Advertising Awards to create a single event, to honour both commercial and programming teams at RadioCentre member stations.
The award for Best Branded Content will go to either Sky 3D on 'The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show' on Absolute Radio, Alex Masterley on Classic FM, or the BlackBerry partnership with the breakfast show on Bauer Media’s Kiss.
The shortlist for the Most Effective Campaign includes Barclays Business Take One Small Step competition by Walker Media, Cancer Research UK by AMV BBDO, and Windows 7 & the Jingle Bell Ball, Making New Things Possible, by UM London.
In the creative category, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has two nominations for best creative campaign, with nominations for Met Police, Anti-Knife Crime, and Snickers, while Bartle Bogle Hegarty was shortlisted for Tango Praiserama
The shortlist for the Marketing Award includes Clare Baker from Absolute Radio for Faces for Radio, Orion Media’s Beacon FM Fresh and You and the Capital FM Team for Capital FM.
Absolute Radio breakfast show presenter Christian O’Connell will host the awards on the evening of Wednesday 6 July at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza, where there will be live performances from special guests.
Andrew Harrison, chief executive of RadioCentre, said: "The Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards are a great opportunity for our radio stations to showcase their work, whether big household names, or small, local stations.
"This year’s nominations reflect the breadth and diversity of commercial radio, as well as some brilliant, innovative advertising and marketing campaigns."
RadioCentre is the trade body for commercial radio and entries for the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards are accepted from the member stations. UTV Media, owner of TalkSport, UKRD and TLRC are excluded from entry.
Full list of nominations
Presenter of the Year < 300,000 TSA
Robbie Dee – CFM
Pete Moss – CFM
Tommo – 97.1 Radio Carmarthenshire
Presenter of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA
Greig Easton and Yasmin Zemmoura – Northsound 1
Trevor Marshall – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Rich Williams – 96.3 Radio Aire
Presenter of the Year 1 Million + TSA
Toby Anstis – Heart Network
Dixie & Gayle – Real Radio Yorkshire
Ewen & Roughy – Real Radio Scotland
RCS Programmer of the Year
Jon Kirby – Real Radio North East
Chris Pegg – Metro Radio
Gary Stein – Key 103
Skillset Newcomer(s) of the Year
Simon Conway – Metro Radio
Sam & Mark – BRMB, Beacon, Wyvern, Mercia
Ronnie Wood – Absolute Radio/Absolute Classic Rock
Ali Booker Memorial Award for Journalist/Newsteam of the Year
Absolute Radio Newsteam
Bauer Radio North East & Cumbria
Real Radio North East Newsteam
Station of the Year < 300,000 TSA
Isle of Wight Radio
96.2 Touch FM
Station of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA
106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Station of the Year 1 Million + TSA
105.4 Real Radio
Digital Station of the Year
Triple A Media Breakfast Show of the Year
The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - Absolute Radio
Capital Breakfast with Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon - 95.8 Capital FM
Mike and Chelsea in the Morning - Key 103
Feature(s) of the Year
Baddiel & Skinner – Absolute Radio
JACK in Afghanistan – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
The Lyric Theatre – Planet Rock
Specialist Programme of the Year
The Ronnie Wood Show – Absolute Radio/Absolute Classic Rock
Andi Durrant – All Capital FM Network Stations
The Classic FM Interview – Classic FM
Social Action Initiative of the Year
Bauer Radio's Cash for Kids – Bauer Radio
Classic FM Foundation Christmas Appeal – Classic FM
JACK in Afghanistan – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Station Imaging Award
106 JACKfm Bristol – 106 JACKfm Bristol
106 JACKfm Oxfordshire Station Imaging – 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Real Radio North East Sport – Real Radio North East
Clare Baker – Faces for Radio – Absolute Radio
Fresh and You – Beacon
Capital FM Team – Capital FM
Local Sales Team of the Year
The Bay Local Sales Team
MFR Local Sales Team
Real Radio North West Local Sales Team
Best Branded Content
SKY 3D – The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - Absolute Radio
Alex Masterley on Classic FM – Classic FM
Blackberry Partnership with the Kiss Breakfast Show – Starcom, Bauer
Best Creative Campaign
Met Police, Anti Knife Crime – AMVBBDO
Snickers – AMVBBDO
Tango Praiserama – Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Most Effective Campaign
Barclays Business Take One Small Step Competition – Walker Media
Cancer Research UK – AMVBBDO
Windows 7 & the Jingle Bell Ball – Making New Things Possible - UM London
Advertiser of the Year
This article was first published on mediaweek.co.uk
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