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Tuesday 17 May

The Roundhouse, London


Presenter of the Year

  • Presenter of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)

    • Dave Connor and Vanessa Motion - Kingdom FM
    • Jordan North - Rock FM
    • Matt, Polly and Geraint - Capital South Wales
    • Steve and Karen - Metro Radio
    • Trevor Marshall and Caroline Verdon - 106 Jack FM Oxfordshire

    Presenter of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)

    • Christian O’Connell - Absolute Radio
    • Frank Skinner - Absolute Radio
    • Boogie & Dingo - Bauer City Network
    • John Suchet - Classic FM
    • Iain Dale - LBC

Programmer of the Year

  • Programmer of the Year

    • Paul Gerrard - Heart West Midlands, Capital Birmingham & Smooth West Midlands
    • Gavin Harris - 107 Jack FM Berkshire
    • Brian Paige - Radio Clyde
    • James Rea - LBC
    • Paul Sylvester - Absolute Radio

Unsung Hero of the Year

  • Unsung Hero of the Year

    • Ben Matthew - Absolute Radio
    • Robin Duff - The Bay
    • Zach Watson - Heart Network
    • James Ellison - Kerrang!
    • Giles Gear -106 Jack FM Oxfordshire & Jack 2

Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

  • Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

    • Shiona McCallum - Forth One
    • Martin Lindsay - Global's Newsroom North East
    • Ella Griffith - Global's Newsroom Yorkshire
    • Laura Pennington - Hallam FM
    • Micky Welch - Metro Radio

Station of the Year

  • Station of the Year (under 500,000 TSA)

    • The Bay
    • 103.1 Central FM
    • MFR
    • Radio Borders
    • Original 106

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

    • Clyde 1
    • Forth One
    • Hallam FM
    • 106 Jack FM Oxfordshire
    • Metro Radio

    Station of the Year (2 Million + TSA)

    • Absolute Radio
    • Classic FM
    • Jazz FM
    • LBC
    • Planet Rock

Breakfast Show of the Year

  • Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2 Million TSA)

    • Heart Breakfast With Tom, Nicola And Jack - Heart Sussex
    • Capital Breakfast With Matt, Polly And Geraint - Capital South Wales
    • JD & Roisin - Free Radio
    • Heart’s Breakfast With Jagger And Woody - Heart South Wales
    • Robin Banks - 107 Jack Fm Berkshire

    Breakfast Show of the Year (over 2 Million TSA)

    • Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast with Tim Lehoreau - Classic FM
    • Capital Breakfast with Rob Ellis - Capital North West
    • The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show - Absolute Radio
    • Capital Breakfast with Bodg, Matt & Scarlett - Capital North East
    • KISS Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin & Charlie - Kiss

Feature(s) of the Year

  • Feature(s) of the Year

    • Classroom SOS - Heart Sussex
    • Gillette - Radio X
    • Jacks 'Morning Glory' 30 Nights of Nookie - 106 Jack FM Oxfordshire
    • Heart’s 100 Happy Days - Heart Network
    • Not Just a Number - LBC

Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

  • Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

    • Justice For Karen Buckley - Heart Scotland
    • Neil ‘n’ Dud – the Otherside of Dudley Moore - Jazz FM
    • The Break In - Key 103
    • 7/7: London Remembers - LBC
    • Torture on the Kwai: The Diary of Raymond Savage - 101 Touch FM

Specialist Programme of the Year

  • Specialist Programme of the Year

    • Rock N Roll Football - Absolute Radio
    • Tim Westwood - Capital Xtra
    • Charlotte Green's Culture Club - Classic FM 
    • Superscoreboard - Clyde 1
    • Lincs FM Farming Programme - Lincs FM

Social Action Initiative

  • Social Action Initiative

    • The Bay & Storm Desmond - The Bay Action Desk
    • Mission Christmas - Bauer City Network
    • Capital XTRA’s Music Potential - Capital XTRA
    • Global’s Make Some Noise
    • Christmas Appeal 2015 - Original 106

Station Imaging Award

  • Station Imaging Award

    • Absolute Radio - Real Music Matters
    • Classic FM - The Home of Christmas Music
    • 106 Jack fm Oxfordshire
    • Key 103
    • Sam FM Network

News Coverage of the Year

  • News Coverage of the Year

    • The Bay
    • Global Scotland Newsroom
    • Global Yorkshire & North East Newsroom
    • Hallam FM
    • Lincs FM

Marketing Award

  • Marketing Award

    • Absolute Radio & Q Magazine
    • The Year Of Digital - Capital FM
    • Heart Breakfast in America - Heart West Midlands
    • VOD Campaign 2015 - LBC
    • Radio X Launch

Local Sales Team of the Year

  • Local Sales Team of the Year

    • The Bay
    • Radio Clyde
    • Key 103
    • KMFM
    • Manx Radio

National Sales Award

  • National Sales Award

    • Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Story - Absolute Radio
    • HP Sauce - Absolute Radio, Magic, Kiss & the Bauer City Network
    • Bauer Media & JUST EAT 
    • Helping Lucozade 'Find their flow' - GTN & Primesight

Innovation of the Year

  • Innovation of the Year

    • Classical 100 - Classic FM
    • Global's Dax, Vizeum and Panasonic - Global Radio & Vizeum
    • My Capital XTRA app - Capital XTRA
    • N60Sean - Fun Kids
    • Sam and Amy, Gem on Notts TV - Gem 106

Media Agency of the Year

  • Media Agency of the Year

    • the7stars
    • Maxus
    • MediaCom
    • Mindshare
    • RadioWorks

Creative Campaign of the Year

  • Most Creative Campaign of the Year

    • AA Fuel Assist from Adam & Eve DDB
    • Born Free Cookery Show from WCRS
    • P & G Duracell Perfectionist from Grey London
    • Specsavers Bat from Specsavers
    • TENA Men Cat Choir from AMV BBDO

Most Effective Agency Case Study of the Year

  • Most Effective Agency Case Study

    • The Charm Offensive for New Term with Currys PC World - Blue 449
    • Lucozade Energy - Find Your Flow - MediaCom
    • Sony Mobile and Kiss Breakfast sponsorship - MediaCom
    • Wickes and The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio - Carat
    • Yorkshire Gold Tea, Classic FM Live Partnership – Goodstuff Communications

PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year

  • PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year

    • James Bay
    • Blonde
    • Jess Glynne
    • Sigala
    • Years & Years

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio

  • PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio

    • Ellie Goulding
    • Jess Glynne
    • Olly Murs
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Years & Years

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Arqiva Gold Award

Industry Leader Award

Music Champion Award


Tickets to the Commercial Radio Awards are on sale now and cost £170 (+VAT) for Radiocentre members and £220 (+VAT) for non-members.

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  6. For bookings after May 10th the payment deadline will be 24 hours after receipt of our invoice, after which tickets will be released.

Event Details

The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH, Tuesday 17 May


The schedule below is a guide and is subject to amendments.

18:15 Doors Open for Drinks Reception
19:15 Dinner & Awards
22:30 NDL After Show Party
01:30 END
Dress Code

The dress code is Smart Casual, but glamour is welcomed, and you will never be overdressed! We look forward to seeing you there.

Our Sponsors


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.


PRS for Music represents the rights of over 115,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the 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.


PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of over 90,000 record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public and broadcast across the UK. The company also operates an international royalty collection service, helping members to get paid when their music is played across the globe

Ruark Audio

A family owned British company, Ruark Audio have been manufacturing world-class loudspeakers enjoyed by music and audio enthusiasts for over thirty years. Today they’ve applied those same principles to create an award winning range of quality compact audio systems with radio being at the heart of their design.


7digital is a B2B digital music and radio services company. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.


GTN provides traffic and travel and Entertainment News Reports to the whole of the UK commercial radio industry (reaching 79% of all commercial radio station listener’s weekly). The provision of the traffic and travel 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 specialise in radio research. We run RAJAR, the UK’s most comprehensive radio audience survey; we have developed unique audio passive measurement solutions and we are experts in helping you understand and prove the impact of radio through campaign evaluation

Roberts Radio

With a heritage of over 80 years UK brand leader, Roberts Radio, has been the listener’s choice for generations, with a wide range of DAB, Analogue and Smart radios. This year Roberts launches its first premium audio offering in the form of R-Line, a range of wireless speakers, giving listeners access to a world of radio stations and their own music collection to enjoy in superb sound quality, all around the home.


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.


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 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

NDL Group

Experts in delivering promotions globally. Working with media owners, blue-chip brands and their agencies, we take the headache out of running promotions. With fresh ideas, experiences & rewards, we understand incentives that connect big brands with their customers. Offering end-to- end campaign planning, bespoke promotional platforms and total winner management service, we can make you, and your customers, happy.


IRN has been Commercial Radio’s national and international news provider since 1973. From 2009 the IRN News Service has been produced by Sky News, 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. IRN News content is now heard by a weekly audience of over 34 Million Commercial Radio listeners.

Sky News

Sky News is a world class TV and mobile news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting. As the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms - TV, radio, mobile, online, social, connected TV and iPad.

Broadcast Bionics

Broadcast Bionics are innovators of PhoneBOX, OASIS, and Virtual Director, and distributors of state-of-the-art brands such as Axia, Lawo, Omnia, Digigram, Sterlitz, Wide Orbit and Music Master. We’re the technology experts behind your creativity

2015 winners

Presenter of the Year (under 2m TSA), sponsored by View Quest
Trev & Caroline
- 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire
Station of the Year (over 2m TSA), sponsored by Ipsos Mori
Nick Ferrari
Programmer of the Year, sponsored by RCS
Andy Roberts
- Kiss
Unsung Hero of the Year, sponsored by GES Radio Intelligence
Pat Broome
- Smooth North West
Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)
Tom Swarbrick
Station of the Year (under 500,000 TSA), sponsored by PRS for Music
Radio Borders

Station of the Year (500,000 – 2m TSA), sponsored by PRS for Music
Metro Radio

Station of the Year (2m + TSA), sponsored by PRS for Music

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2m TSA), sponsored by Pure
Big John @ Breakfast
- Hallam FM
Breakfast Show of the Year (over 2m TSA), sponsored by Reelworld
Sam & Amy
- Gem 106
Feature of the Year
Lady Week
- Heart Sussex
Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year, sponsored by Roberts Radio
The Clarke Carlisle Story
- Absolute Radio
Specialist Programme of the Year
Rock n Roll Football
- Absolute Radio
Social Action Initiative
Cycle4Life Challenge
- Viking FM
Station Imaging Award

News Coverage of the Year, sponsored by IRN & Sky News
BOB fm Hertfordshire News Team - BOB fm
Innovation of the Year, sponsored by 7digital
Bin Weevils Partnership
- Fun Kids
Local Sales Team of the Year
Radio Clyde

National Sales Award
Go Think Big
- Bauer Media

Advertiser of the Year

Media Agency of the Year, sponsored by GTN UK

PPL Breakthrough UK Artist of the Year
Sam Smith

PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio
Ed Sheeran

The Arqiva Gold Award
Christian O'Connell
- Absolute Radio

Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Wheatley & Jazz FM