Radio 4 leads Sony news nominations

Nottingham radio station 96 Trent FM is the sole non-BBC nominee for News Programme of the Year at this year’s Sony Radio Academy awards, battling against an unsurprising flotilla of BBC Radio 4 contenders.

Its programme Nottingham’s New Outlaws is vying with Radio 4’s Crossing Continents: India; It’s My Story: The Witness and The Pariah Profession: After Climbié and BBC World Service’s Assignment: The Death of Chemical Ali.

For the News Output Award, Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire station Viking FM is the only commercial station nominated, against BBC Radio Five Live’s Drive and Five Live Goes To Parliament and Radio 4’s Today and PM.

In the News Story Award category, Real Radio Yorkshire’s The Huddersfield House Fire is up against Five Live’s Jeremy Bowen for The Capture of Saddam Hussein; Radio 4’s Today’s Angus Stickler on Margaret Hodge and Mike Thomson’s Ethiopia report; and a You and Yours report on The Accident Group.

The awards ceremony will be held on 12 May at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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