Capital's 'brave' July 7 coverage wins Sony radio award

By Dominic Ponsford

Capital Radio beat the BBC to pick up a
Sony radio award last night in the breaking news category for their
coverage of the July 7 London bombings.

The judges praised the station’s "brave decision to drop their
usual music programming, the presenters adopted exactly the right tone
and they seized the moment in a fashion which served their audience
very well."

The BBC triumphed in two of the other main news categories:
Angus Stickler from Radio 4’s Today Programme was named news journalist
of the year and Return to Sarajevo on the BBC World Service won the
news feature prize.

Former tabloid journalist, and occasional News of the World columnist,
Nick Ferrari won the breakfast show award for his programme on LBC
97.3.

The
judges said he was: "warm, funny and brilliantly informed… an
opinionated storyteller with a journalist's ear. When he speaks the
radio hums."

LBC also won gold in the live event coverage category in its first year of broadcasting the Oxford-Cambridge boat race.

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