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31 March 2023

Bauer Media Audio secures 29 nominations at ARIAS 2023

The shortlist for the prestigious Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) has been announced, with Bauer securing an incredible 29 nominations.

As unveiled by the Radio Academy yesterday evening, Bauer’s national stations Absolute Radio, Hits Radio, KISS, Magic Radio, Scala Radio and Greatest Hits Radio are among nominees, along with local stations Clyde 1, Forth 1, Hallam FM, Pulse 1, Metro Radio, Free Radio and Wave 105.

The news follows on from the 2022 event in which Bauer won two of the biggest awards on the night, including National Network or Station of the Year for Hits Radio and the Clyde 1 team taking home The John Myers Award for Local Station of the Year.

This year there are 28 awards to be won on the night in categories such as Radio Times Moment of the Year as voted for by the public and The 2022 Special Award, recognising radio coverage of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 2nd May 2023 hosted by Hits Radio Breakfast presenter Fleur East alongside Rylan.

The full list of Bauer nominations includes:

Best New Presenter

Alex Kapranos – Absolute Radio

Harriet Rose – KISS FM UK

Sam Thompson – Hits Radio

Best News Coverage

Hits Radio Brand Network UK – Bauer Media Audio News

Best Sports Show

The Big Saturday Football Show – Forth 1 & Hits Radio Scotland

Best Coverage of an Event

Mental Health Awareness Week – Absolute Radio

The Comedy Award

Frank Skinner – Avalon for Absolute Radio

Best Music Breakfast Show

Big John at Breakfast – Hallam FM

The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East, James and Matt

Steve & Karen’s Breakfast Show – Metro Radio

Best Music Entertainment Show

Garry Spence on Clyde 1 and Hits Radio Scotland

Hometime with Bush and Richie – Absolute Radio

Best Music Special

Access all Areas – Scala Radio

Pass the Mic – Novel for KISS FM

Pride not Prejudice – The Content Works for Greatest Hits Radio

Best Factual – Series

Women of Country – Audio Always for Absolute Radio Country

Best Station Sound

Clyde 1 Superscoreboard

Best Commercial Partnership

Magic Radio with On the Beach

The Creative Innovation Award

Absolute Radio Natalie

The Impact Award

Hits Radio Pride: Faith, Sex and Me – Loftus Media

Justice for Joseph – Hits Radio Manchester

Best Local Show

The Big Saturday Football Show – Forth 1 & Hits Radio Scotland

Hits at Breakfast with JD & Roisin – Free Radio

Pulse 1 Breakfast with Mylo & Rosie

The John Myers Station of the Year

Clyde 1

Forth 1

Wave 105

The 2022 Special Award for HM The Queen

The Final Journey of Queen Elizabeth II – Bauer Media Audio UK News Team

Radio Times Moment of the Year

Scotland v Ukraine show opener, on Clyde 1


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