Sony Awards presented

By | Published on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Sony Awards

Now, some might say that handing Fearne Cotton the Best Music Programme prize either makes a mockery of the entire Sony Awards enterprise or necessitates a radical reinterpretation of the word “best” by English speakers worldwide. Though, to be fair, once again the unstoppable Cotton has proven to aspiring young presenters who are both ambitious and shit that a lack of any presenting skills or musical knowledge need not hinder your career, which is nice.

Thinking about it, having handed the Best Sports Show prize to self-satisfied misogynists-for-hire Richard Keys and Andy Grey, perhaps the Sony judges just felt they should have a woman winning the Best Music Programme gong, and however much you may have all been rooting for Michael Buble to take that particular prize, even you will have to admit Buble is no woman.

Anyway, it was the UK radio industry’s Sony Awards last night. Some shit people won, but 6music got Best Station, which is something worth getting on your desk and dancing about (unless you’re Huey Morgan, if his tweets last night were anything to go by). But don’t get so involved dancing to 6music that you then forget to tune into the Best [sic] Music Programme on British radio at 10am, will you?

Here’s your full list of Sony winners.

Breakfast Show Of The Year (under 10 million): Real Radio Breakfast with Gary and Lisa
Breakfast Show Of The Year (10 million plus): KISS Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie
Best Entertainment Programme: Beryl and Betty, BBC Radio Humberside
Best Music Programme: Fearne Cotton, BBC Radio 1
Best Specialist Music Programme: David Rodigan, Somethin Else for BBC Radio 2

Best Speech Programme: Stephen Nolan, BBC News for BBC Radio 5 live
Best Comedy: Mark Steel’s In Town, BBC Radio 4
Best Drama: On It, Woolyback Productions for BBC Radio 4
Best Sports Programme: Keys & Gray, talkSPORT
Best News and Current Affairs Programme: 5 live Drive
Best Breaking News Coverage: PM, BBC Radio 4
Best Community Programming: Face To Face, National Prison Radio
Best Internet Programme: Science Weekly: Sounds Of The Space Shuttle – An Acoustic Tribute, The Guardian

Best Live Event Coverage: The Royal Wedding, BBC World Service
Best Interview: Eddie Mair interviews Julie Nicholson, BBC Radio 4
Best News Feature/Special: Child Of Ardoyne, Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 3
Best Feature/Special: Walking With The Wounded, Smooth Radio
Best Music Feature/Special: Feeling Good – The Nina Simone Story, Sue Clark Productions for BBC Radio 2

Best Competition: 2 Strangers And A Wedding, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire & glide FM 107.9 Oxfordshire
Best Single Promo/Commercial: Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show – The Complaints, Absolute Radio
Best Station Imaging: BBC Radio 1Xtra
Best Use of Branded Content: Danny Wallace’s Naked Breakfast, Global Radio for Xfm
Best Use of Multiplatform/Social Media: Now Playing@6music, Somethin Else for BBC 6music
Best Promotional/Advertising Campaign: Wimbledon 2011, Fresh Air Production for BBC Radio Cross Trails for BBC Radio 2, 5 live & Local Radio

Music Radio Personality Of The Year: Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2
Music Broadcaster Of The Year: Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2
Speech Radio Personality Of The Year: Danny Baker, Campbell Davison Media for BBC Radio 5 live
Speech Broadcaster Of The Year: Victoria Derbyshire, BBC News for BBC Radio 5 live
The Sony DAB Rising Star Award: Luke Franks, Fun Kids
News Journalist Of The Year: Mike Thomson, BBC News for BBC Radio 4
Station Programmer Of The Year: Andy Roberts, KISS

Station Of The Year (under 300,000): KL.FM
Station Of The Year (300,000 – 1 million): 107.6 Juice FM
Station Of The Year (1 million plus): Radio City 96.7
UK Station Of The Year: BBC Radio 6music

The Special Award: Classic FM

The Gold Award: Nicholas Parsons