The Arqiva Commercial
Radio Awards 2015

ARQIVA COMMERCIAL RADIO AWARD NOMINATIONS
Absolute Radio’s Rob Beckett, host of Rock’N’Roll Football, and Sarah Champion, Festival Queen and discoverer of new music, will announce the nominations for the 2015 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards on May 14th at 11.30am via an online broadcast.

New hosts and new venue for 2015
This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary on 8th July with new hosts, Heart London breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton, and a new venue, the Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town.

Entries Now Closed.

Categories

  • People Awards

    • This award will be made to a presenter, or pair/team of presenters, paid to present their own show on commercial radio at least once a week and who, in the opinion of the judges, are at the top of their game.

      Strong and growing audience figures, as evidenced by RAJAR, will be a critical factor. The judges will also be looking for qualities such as originality, personality, audience engagement, sureness of touch and, where appropriate, interaction, humour and subject matter expertise. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by View Quest

    • This award will be made to a presenter, or pair/team of presenters, paid to present their own show on commercial radio at least once a week and who, in the opinion of the judges, are at the top of their game.

      Strong and growing audience figures, as evidenced by RAJAR, will be a critical factor. The judges will also be looking for qualities such as originality, personality, audience engagement, sureness of touch and, where appropriate, interaction, humour and subject matter expertise. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by Ipsos MORI

    • This award will be made to the individual programmer who, in the opinion of the judges, has most successfully led and developed the programming output of their station(s). Although the programmer may also be a presenter, it is not this aspect of their talent that will be judged in this category; instead judges will reward entrants’ ability to bring out the best in other presenters and to create a successful station sound and format. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by RCS

    • This award will be made to a person who makes an outstanding contribution to the success of their station(s) but whose role would otherwise go unrecognised by these awards. This award acknowledges the myriad skills and experience that go into running a successful commercial radio station.

      Judges will be looking for individuals whose contribution is over and above that formally required by their role. The winner must be committed, motivated and demonstrate a strong passion for commercial radio. The entry must demonstrate how the entrant has made a tangible contribution to the success of the station(s). Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by GES

    • This award will be made to an individual who has, in the opinion of the judges, maintained a consistently high standard of journalism and/or reporting across the judging period. Entries are welcome from journalists working in news as well as reporters covering sport, business, entertainment or other areas of factual specialism. Download Entry Forms

  • Station Awards

    • This award will be made to three UK commercial radio stations, one for each of the TSA bands and is open to stations that broadcast on AM, FM and/or DAB. Submissions should describe, in some detail, the success and achievements at the station over the judging period.

      Strong and growing audience, as evidenced by RAJAR, and improved profitability, will be key criteria. Consideration will also be given to revenue growth, strategic and programme developments, creativity and innovation across all areas of station operation, marketing activity, technical developments and any other awards won. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by PRS Music

    • This award will be made to three UK commercial radio stations, one for each of the TSA bands and is open to stations that broadcast on AM, FM and/or DAB. Submissions should describe, in some detail, the success and achievements at the station over the judging period.

      Strong and growing audience, as evidenced by RAJAR, and improved profitability, will be key criteria. Consideration will also be given to revenue growth, strategic and programme developments, creativity and innovation across all areas of station operation, marketing activity, technical developments and any other awards won. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by PRS Music

    • This award will be made to three UK commercial radio stations, one for each of the TSA bands and is open to stations that broadcast on AM, FM and/or DAB. Submissions should describe, in some detail, the success and achievements at the station over the judging period.

      Strong and growing audience, as evidenced by RAJAR, and improved profitability, will be key criteria. Consideration will also be given to revenue growth, strategic and programme developments, creativity and innovation across all areas of station operation, marketing activity, technical developments and any other awards won. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by PRS Music

  • Programming Awards

    • The awards will be made to the Breakfast Shows, which, in the opinion of the judges, have had the most successful year as judged by the range of measures outlined below.

      Recognising the particular importance of the Breakfast Show to commercial radio, judges will evaluate the whole breakfast effort, not just the programming elements. Evidence of a strong RAJAR performance will be a critical factor and particular emphasis will also be given to the show’s ability to deliver revenue at breakfast time and to drive revenue across the rest of the day. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by Pure

    • The awards will be made to the Breakfast Shows, which, in the opinion of the judges, have had the most successful year as judged by the range of measures outlined below.

      Recognising the particular importance of the Breakfast Show to commercial radio, judges will evaluate the whole breakfast effort, not just the programming elements. Evidence of a strong RAJAR performance will be a critical factor and particular emphasis will also be given to the show’s ability to deliver revenue at breakfast time and to drive revenue across the rest of the day. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by ReelWorld

    • This award will be made to an individual element of a radio programme or to a feature. This could be a regular self-contained feature or a piece of short content which was scheduled within a programme, or a piece of branded content. Entries may have been syndicated or unique to just one station. They may have been broadcast as a one off feature, part of a series, a regular feature or a stand-alone item. Download Entry Forms

    • This award will be made to a one-off programme (or limited-run series) or special broadcast. Entries might include, but are not limited to - documentaries, one-off interviews, concerts or outside broadcasts. Programmes may have been broadcast on a single station or syndicated across a group or network of stations. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by Roberts Roberts

    • This award will be made to a specialist programme or feature that is broadcast as a regular part of a station’s schedule. It will appeal to a particular area of interest for the audience rather than being part of the station’s core format e.g. specialist music programming, discussion shows, etc. Entries may be syndicated or unique to just one station. Download Entry Forms

    • This award will be made to the station that, in the opinion of the judges, has made the most outstanding contribution to social action on commercial radio. Entries may comprise an individual show, a programming strand, a one-off campaign, a project linked to the station (such as an Action Desk) or the work of an individual. Examples of initiatives which may be entered, include (but are not limited to) those that raise funds or improve awareness of an issue. Download Entry Forms

    • This award recognises the importance of station imaging in an increasingly competitive market. The award will be made to the station(s) that, in the opinion of the judges, has most successfully created and utilised a distinctive audio identity. Judges will consider suitability to format, appeal to target audience, impact, originality, clarity of brand message and production values. Idents, promos and all elements that contribute to the sound of the station will be taken into account. Download Entry Forms

    • This award will be made to the station whose news output has, in the opinion of the judges, been most outstanding across the judging period. Judges will consider coverage of local, national and world news (as appropriate) as well as aspects such as coverage of breaking news, original and investigative journalism, quality of news reading and how the news style fits into the sound of the station and addresses its target audience. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by IRN & Sky News

    • This new award will be made to the individual, team or station that has, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrated the best ‘new idea’. This could be a programming innovation, the application of digital or other media technology, an innovation in station operation, social interaction, a new way to reducing operating costs or to generate more revenue. Demonstrable evidence of success through quantifiable measures, or qualitative factors such as listener / staff / client feedback should be provided. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by 7digital

  • Sales & Marketing Awards

    • This award will be made to the person, team or station that has, in the opinion of the judges, produced the most outstanding marketing campaign to promote a show, presenter, their station or their brand.

      Entries will be accepted for any part of the marketing mix as follows a) On-air listener promotion or competition, b) Station advertising campaign using other media (print, online etc). Download Entry Forms

    • This award will be made to a team working full-time for a station/group of stations, predominantly in local direct sales, which has delivered significant increase in its local sales revenue.

      In addition to assessing the increase in revenue, judges will also be looking for evidence of the team’s skills and professionalism as evidenced by items such as innovative responses to briefs, understanding client objectives, and helping clients to understand how to use radio effectively. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by NRS Media

    • This award will be given to a national sales initiative, which has delivered new national revenue for the entrant and increased radio’s share of the winning advertiser's (or agency’s) total media budget.

      Judges will be looking for fresh and innovative thinking which has pushed the boundaries in the area of national sales and which has delivered real and tangible results. Download Entry Forms

  • Advertiser Awards

    • Judges will be looking for an Agency that has done the most to champion the case for radio with their clients and agency colleagues in the year to 28th Feb 2015. Entrants should be able to clearly demonstrate that the agency has driven an increase in radio’s share of overall agency billings and/or a year on year increase in radio revenue, has dedicated staff that champion radio internally and externally, has developed landmark radio case studies to share with the industry, sends all new starters on the RAB ‘Introduction to Radio Advertising’ training course, and has organised radio specific events to promote the medium to their clients e.g. radio weeks. Download Entry Forms

      Sponsored by GTN UK

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2014 Winners

Presenter of the Year (under 2 Million TSA) Steve & Karen - Metro Radio

Presenter of the Year (over 2 Million TSA) Christian O’Connell - Absolute Radio

Programmer of the Year – Sponsored by RCS Chris Pegg - Metro Radio

Unsung Hero of the Year Emma Oxborrow - Classic FM

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award) Michelle Livesey - Key 103

Station of the Year (<500,000 TSA) Free Radio (Herefordshire & Worcestershire)

Station of the Year (500,000 to 2M TSA) Hallam FM

Station of the Year (2 Million + TSA)
LBC

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2 Million TSA) – sponsored by PureCapital Breakfast with Matt, Polly & Geraint - Capital South Wales

Breakfast Show of the Year (over 2 Million TSA) – sponsored by ReelworldThe Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - Absolute Radio

Feature(s) of the Year Christian O'Connell's 40 List - Absolute Radio

Single Programme or Broadcast of the YearThe Funeral of Margaret Thatcher - LBC

Specialist Programme of the Year The Sunday Roast with Caroline – 106JACKfm (Oxfordshire)

Social Action Initiative Slavery on our Streets - LBC

Station Imaging Award
Captial Xtra Launch

News Coverage of the YearThe Clutha Tragedy - Radio Clyde News

Marketing AwardThe Kiss at the Kiss with Cheltenham Art Gallery - Heart Gloucestershire

Local Sales Team of the Year – Sponsored by NRS Media
Global Radio Manchester

National Sales Award Begin with a Bulmers - XFM

Radio Station Event of the YearThe Absolute Radio Sessions - Absolute Radio

Advertiser of the Year
Heinz

Media Agency of the Year
PHD

PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year Naughty Boy

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio
Olly Murs

Chairman's Award
Dianne Thompson

Special Award
Phil Riley

Lifetime Achievement Award
Grae Allan

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Sponsors

  • Arqiva

    Arqiva is the broadcast and telecommunications company leading the UK in transmission services for commercial radio stations. From national networks to small market radio stations on a tight budget, Arqiva has the experience, ingenuity and resources to provide cost effective solutions.

  • 7digital

    7digital’s scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services. They have powered services for global brands like Guvera, Samsung, and BlackBerry, have partnered with media giants such as Yahoo and Sirius XM, and are the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC. 7digital leads innovation at the intersection of digital music and next generation radio.

  • GES

    GES is the market leader in airtime sales planning and reporting intelligence tools. In today’s technology landscape, its unique blend of technology and smart listener intelligence, gives radio stations and brand owners a clear competitive advantage.
    Its web-based Rosetta sales, scheduling and customer booking platform ensure that ad breaks are relevant to the audience, automatically reviewing these against listener demographics.
    For brands, this guarantees best return on advertising budgets and for radio stations, it helps to manage and protect their reputations as a strong route to customers.
    GES has been providing systems exclusively to the Radio Industry since 1996 and in 2007 acquired Broadnet.

  • GTN UK

    GTN UK provides traffic & travel and entertainment news reports to the whole of the UK commercial radio industry (reaching 79% of all commercial radio listeners weekly). The provision of the traffic & travel reports and entertainment bulletins is free to the radio stations. In exchange for these reports, GTN UK receives advertising spots from the radio stations, running solus and adjacent to the content – creating a very powerful advertising opportunity for its national advertising clients.

  • Ipsos MORI

    Ipsos Connect specialises in radio research. We run, RAJAR, the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive radio audience measurement survey, and have innovated ground breaking passive measurement work to understand needs driving radio station choices. We are dedicated to understanding all things radio, from motivations to engagement to ad effectiveness.

  • IRN & Sky News

    IRN has been commercial radio’s national and international news provider since 1973 and is produced by Sky News. IRN and Sky News are committed to providing a world class 24 hour news service to commercial radio newsrooms to make their bulletins up-to-the-minute and engaging for their listeners. We deliver a live bulletin at the top of every hour as well as a comprehensive range of audio and scripts for radio journalists to include in their own bulletins across news, sport, showbiz and business. IRN and Sky News are proud to jointly sponsor the Arqiva News Coverage of the Year Award.

  • NDL Group

    The NDL Group is the prize management agency for commercial radio. NDL works with radio stations to build promotions revenue by developing bespoke, creative prize packages. These are tailored specifically to incentivise the brand and station's audience, enhancing the relationship between sponsor, programming and listener.

  • NRS Media

    NRS Media is the global leading provider of revenue generating solutions for the media industry. Our Media Sales Solutions significantly increase revenue. Since inception, we have generated nearly €500m in incremental advertising revenue for our media partners. We operate in over 350 media markets across 23 countries, in 11 languages worldwide.

  • PPL

    PPL is a company set up by the UK record industry to grant licences to anyone who wants to play in public, broadcast or include in a cable programme service ("utilise") records, tapes or CDs (or any other form of carrier) containing sound recordings within PPL's repertoire.

  • PRS for Music

    PRS for Music represents over 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers ensuring they are fairly remunerated whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced. It champions the importance of copyright to protect and support a vital creative UK music industry. Many PRS for Music members have developed their careers in broadcasting and radio remains a thriving and important platform for music discovery.

  • Pure

    Pure is a world leading consumer electronics manufacturer and leads the way in music streaming and radio systems, multiroom audio and entertainment cloud services with the Pure Connect portal www.pureconnect.com as well as innovating in new areas. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.

  • RAB

    The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), part of RadioCentre Ltd, is the marketing body for radio, funded entirely by the UK Commercial Radio industry. Our aim is to share Britain's love of radio with advertisers, and to help them use the medium more effectively and creatively.

  • RCS

    RCS is the world’s largest broadcast software company. From GSelector, the world's most advanced multi-station scheduling system, to Zetta, the award-winning radio playout system, RCS has a complete suite of software products for today’s radio and TV industry.

  • ReelWorld

    ReelWorld have been transforming the sound of radio across the globe since 1994. We provide everything from jingles as hot as today’s music to custom created music tracks and fully produced radio imaging. Our products and services air every minute of every day on thousands of radio stations across six continents. Our aim is to help broadcasters #makegreatradio

  • Roberts Radio

    With a heritage of over 80 years in radio design and manufacturing, Roberts Radio has been the listeners choice for generations and continues to hold the position of brand leader in the UK. The range of over 100 different DAB, Analogue and Internet radios, including the iconic Revival radio, regularly attract positive write-ups in specialist reviews and Roberts Radio is very proud to have been granted two Royal Warrants as manufacturers and suppliers of radio receivers to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.

  • View Quest

    View Quest (VQ) is a unique British DAB / Audio brand inspired by the fusion of Sound & Style. At VQ we believe that colour & design is an important part of who we are, so why should the technology we buy only be Black or Silver and lacking individuality of design? Join the VQ Revolution with our award winning Digital Radios & Audio Products designed to match your style, including personalisation and completely bespoke product.

  • Crying Out Loud Productions

    The awards are produced by Crying Out Loud Productions

Contact

Arqiva Awards RadioCentre 6th Floor 55 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1BS
E: arqivaawards@radiocentre.org
T: 020 7010 0707
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