The nominations for the 2013 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards were unveiled today by Denise Van Outen and Neil Fox from Magic – in a recording posted on Audioboo!
The awards, now in their 18th year, are organised by RadioCentre, the industry body for commercial radio, and this year will also celebrate commercial radio’s 40th anniversary.
This year’s nominations are led by Bauer, who received at total of 16 nominations in 12 different categories. Global is close behind with 14 nominations while Absolute Radio receives eight and Real & Smooth have seven nominations. Alongside the major groups Orion and Town and Country Broadcasting, as well as smaller local operators like Isle of Wight Radio, 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire, Fun Kids and 103.1 Central FM are also in the running for awards.
Ben Hart, Head of Commercial Radio at Arqiva commented: “This year’s awards look set to be the best yet – we are proud to once again be associated with the awards and I’d like to wish all the nominees the best of luck this year.”
Christian O’Connell from Absolute Radio will host the awards ceremony on July 3rd. There’s 24 categories covering everything from on-air talent to the people behind the scenes responsible for bringing in the money. So head over to the Arqiva channel and listen to the nominees announcement in full!