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6 April 2022

Bauer picks up 25 ARIAS nominations

The shortlist for the prestigious Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) has been announced, with Bauer securing a stunning 25 nominations.

As unveiled by the Radio Academy yesterday evening, Bauer’s national networks Absolute Radio, Hits Radio, KISS, Magic Radio and Greatest Hits Radio are among nominees, along with local stations Clyde 1, Viking and Pirate FM.

The news follows on from the 2021 event in which Bauer won two of the biggest awards on the night, including National Network or Station of the Year for Magic Radio and the Radio Times Moment of the Year for KISS’ Jordan and Perri on-air rection to Diversity’s BLM routine.

This year there are 25 awards to be won on the night in categories such as Best Music Breakfast Show, Best Local Radio Show and Radio Times Moment of the Year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

A full list of the Bauer Radio nominations are as follows:

Best News coverage

I Walk with Women

Best Coverage of an Event

Mental Health Awareness Week – Absolute Radio

What Happened When The World Came To Glasgow? – Hits Radio Scotland

The Comedy Award

Rockanory – Unusual Productions, for Absolute Radio

Best Music Breakfast Show

Bowie at Breakfast – Clyde 1

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show – Absolute Radio

Best Music Entertainment Show

Garry Spence – Clyde 1

Magic at the Musicals – TBI Media, for Magic Radio 

Best Station Sound

Absolute Radio Country launch

Greatest Hits Radio London

KISS Network

Best Commercial Partnership

Bond 24/7 – No Time To Die and Bauer Media

Caitlin’s Hour – The AA and Bauer Media

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show with Wickes, on Absolute Radio 

Best Marketing Campaign

Absolute Radio Country 

Greatest Hits Radio

Magic Radio 100% Christmas

The Impact Award

KISS Life with Swarzy – Playmaker Group, for KISS

Best Local Radio Show 

Alex and Ellie in the Morning – Viking FM 

Ewen & Cat at Breakfast – Clyde 2 and Greatest Hits Network Scotland

The John Myers Award for Best Local Station of the Year 

Clyde 1

Pirate FM 

UK Station or Network of the Year 

Hits Radio

KISS Network 

Radio Times Moment of the Year

Mary wins £102,000, on Clyde 1


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For further information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK   
M: 07718 489342   

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio   
M: 07932 746 363  

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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