A good year for digital at the SONY Radio Awards

TalkSport and Absolute lead the way with 11 awards between them.

TalkSport, broadcasting nationally on DAB digital radio as well as on MW, not only got their first ever Station of the Year award, but also two further golds - Moz Dee for Programmer of the Year and last year's World Cup promos were named for Best Promotional campaign.

Absolute Radio did well with Ronnie Wood winning Music Radio Personality of the Year, while his colleague Frank Skinner beat Chris Moyles and Tim Westwood to Best Entertainment Programme - two of three Golds , three Silvers and a Bronze for a beaming Absolute Radio. 

BBC 6 Music demonstrated their calibre producing music features, winning Best Music Special for The John Bonham Story, a tribute to the Led Zeppelin drummer presented by Dave Grohl.

Children’s station Fun Kids won digital station of the year, an honor they also had in 2009.

In total commercial radio took a haul of a record 14 gold awards at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, with the BBC getting 23.

BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine was the only presenter to pick up two golds, while BBC 5 Live bagged a total of six.

Annie Nightingale and Jenni Murray picked up the Special and Gold Awards. The judges said Annie's award was 'in recognition of more than 40 years of exceptional broadcasting including her breakthrough achievements, her championship of the new, and the inspiration she has given to music makers and broadcasters alike.' Jenni Murray was lauded: 'For a career of exemplary broadcasting, for her incisive yet sensitive interviewing skills, her championship of the woman’s perspective and the inspiration she has given to others.'

See the full list of winners here.

11.05.2011 |

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