BBC dominates Sony Awards journalism categories

The BBC dominates the journalism categories for the Sony Radio Academy Awards – but LBC radio host Nick Ferrari puts in a strong showing for the commercial sector with five nominations for his talk show.

After winning a British Press Award for digital innovation, Jon Gaunt is nominated as radio personality of the year for his daily SunTalk internet radio show. Another newspaper publisher making it on to the list of nominations is The Guardian which is nominated for internet radio programme of the year with Media Talk.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner hosted by Chris Evans at Grosvenor House on 10 May.

Here are the nominations in the journalism-related categories:

Speech Radio Personality of the Year

Adrian Durham, talkSPORT

Eddie Mair, BBC Radio 4

Frances Finn, BBC Radio Nottingham

Jon Gaunt, SunTalk

Nick Ferrari, LBC 97.3

Speech Broadcaster of the Year

Andrew Peach, BBC Radio Berkshire

Melvyn Bragg, BBC General Factual for BBC Radio 4

Nick Ferrari, LBC 97.3

Sir David Attenborough, BBC Natural History Unit Radio for BBC Radio 4

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5live

News Journalist of the Year

Andover Sound News Team

Ian Pannell, BBC Newsgathering for BBC Radio 4

Lyse Doucet, BBC World Service News & Current Affairs for BBC World Service

Nick Ferrari, LBC 97.3

Real Radio North West News Team

Best Specialist Contributor

Alan Dedicoat, BBC Radio 2

Chris Skinner, BBC Radio Norfolk

Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5live

Maxwell Hutchinson, BBC London 94.9

Steve Levine, Magnum Opus Broadcasting Ltd for BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music

Best Interview

Eddie Mair interviews John Hutton, PM Programme for BBC Radio 4

James O’Brien speaks to Frank Lampard, LBC 97.3

Jenni Murray interviews Sharon Shoesmith, Woman’s Hour, BBC General Factual for BBC Radio 4

Toby Foster interviews the Mayor of Doncaster, BBC Radio Sheffield

Victoria Derbyshire interviews Peter Bacon, BBC Radio 5live

Best News Special

Crossing Continents: Chechnya, BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4

Hacked To Pieces, BBC Bristol for BBC Radio 4

Passport To Murder, BBC Birmingham for BBC Asian Network

The Afghan Diaries – On The Front Line, Radio City 96.7

The Return to Hillsborough, Real Radio North West

Best Feature

Archive on 4: Working for Margaret, Brook Lapping Productions for BBC Radio 4

Child of the State, Above the Title Productions for BBC Radio 4

Kegworth 20 Years on, Trent FM Programming for Trent FM

Now Wash Your Hands, Loftus Audio for BBC Radio 4

Six Minutes Past Three: Hillsborough Remembered, BBC Radio Merseyside

Breakfast Show of the Year (10 million plus)

5live Breakfast

Kiss Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie

Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, LBC 97.3

The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Trevor Nelson and Gemma, BBC Radio 1Xtra

Today, BBC Radio 4

Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)

Breakfast with John and Jules, BBC Radio Kent

Dixie and Gayle, The Real Breakfast Show, Real Radio Yorkshire

Heart Breakfast With Tom, Lynsey and Jack, Heart Sussex

Steve and Karen at Breakfast, Galaxy Network Imaging for Galaxy North East

The Andrew Peach Show, BBC Radio Berkshire

Best Speech Programme

Behind Bars, Prison Radio Association for Electric Radio Brixton

Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, LBC 97.3

Nihal on BBC Asian Network

Witness, BBC News & Current Affairs for BBC World Service

Woman’s Hour, BBC General Factual for BBC Radio 4

Best Sports Programme

Blue Remembered Thrills – Everton at Wembley, BBC Radio Merseyside

Sportsound, BBC Radio Scotland

Sportsweek, Front Page Media for BBC Radio 5live

The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, talkSPORT

World Football, BBC World Service

Best News and Current Affairs Programme

Newshour, BBC World Service News & Current Affairs for BBC World Service

PM, BBC Radio 4

The Andrew Peach Show, BBC Radio Berkshire

Today, BBC Radio News for BBC Radio 4

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5live News for BBC Radio 5live

Best Breaking News Coverage

Alzheimer’s Tragedy, BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio Ulster

Corus Teesside Mothballing, BBC Tees

Cumbria Floods, BBC Radio Cumbria

The Peckham Fire, BBC London 94.9

The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber, BBC Radio Scotland News & Current Affairs for BBC Radio Scotland

Best Live Event Coverage

Absolute Blur, TBI Media with Absolute Radio

Comic Relief: The Kilimanjaro Climb, BBC Radio 1

London Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, Unique Production Co & Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 3

Test Match Special: The Ashes, BBC Radio Sport for BBC Radio 5live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 5live & BBC Radio 4

The Funeral of Harry Patch, BBC Somerset and BBC Radio Bristol

Best Community Programming

Ali Booker’s Cancer Diaries, Oxfordshire’s 106 JACK fm

BBC Academy Great Ormond Street Hospital Audio Podcasts, BBC Connect and Create for Children First for Health

Behind Bars, Prison Radio Association for Electric Radio Brixton

The New Ballads of Reading Gaol, BBC Radio Berkshire

Yvette’s Early Christmas, Beacon Radio for Beacon Radio (Black Country)

Best Internet Programme

Answer Me This!, answermethispodcast.com

Hackney Podcast: Water, Hackney Podcast.co.uk

Media Talk, Guardian News & Media for guardian.co.uk

Remembering Hillsborough, Real Radio North West for Real Radio.co.uk

Richard Herring: As It Occurs To Me, Sky Potato, Avalon & Ben Walker for The British Comedy Guide Podcast

Station of the Year (up to 300,000)

Andover Sound

BBC Guernsey

Moray Firth Radio

Station of the Year (300,000 – 1 million)

BBC Hereford & Worcester

BBC Radio Derby

Oxfordshire’s 106 JACKfm

Station of the Year (1 million plus)

BBC Radio Wales

Kiss 100

Real Radio Scotland

Digital Station of the Year

Absolute Classic Rock

BBC Radio 5live Sports Extra

Planet Rock

UK Station of the Year

Absolute Radio

BBC Radio 5live

talkSPORT

Station Programmer of the Year

Ed Baxter, Resonance FM

Euan McMorrow, Radio City 96.7

Paul Jackson, 95.8 Capital FM

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