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Absolute Radio leads ARIAs, as Bauer picks up 26 nominations

Bauer Radio has picked up a huge 26 nominations at this year’s ARIAs. The shortlist for the prestigious Audio & Radio Industry Awards were unveiled by the Radio Academy yesterday, showcasing the best in audio and radio. 

Leading the pack is Absolute Radio who received more nods than any other station for this year’s awards, with 14 nominations across 12 categories. Other Bauer titles recognised include; KISS, Magic Radio, Scala Radio, Country Hits Radio, Planet Rock, Jazz FM, Metro Radio, Hallam FM and Forth 1

There are 23 awards to be won on the night in categories such as Best New Show, Best Music Breakfast Show, Funniest Show and Best Sports Show. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The London Palladium on Wednesday 4th March 2020

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

Best New Presenter, supported by Big Red Talent 

Tyler West, on Kiss FM 

Best New Show 

Through the Decades, Absolute Radio 

Best Speech Presenter 

Frank Skinner, on Absolute Radio 

Best Coverage of an Event 
Great North Run, Metro Radio 

Mental Health Awareness Week, Absolute Radio 

Funniest Show 

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show, Absolute Radio  

Best Music Breakfast Show 

Big John @ Breakfast, Hallam FM 

The Dave Berry Breakfast Show, Absolute Radio 

KISS Breakfast with Tom & Daisy, Kiss FM 

Best Music Presenter, supported by PPL and PRS for Music 

Nigel Williams, on Jazz FM 

Best Specialist Music Show 

Absolute Radio Stories, Absolute Radio 
The Ty Bentli Show, Country Hits Radio 

Best Factual - Single Programme 

The Gig That Changed The World, Absolute Radio

Best Factual - Series 

Absolute Radio Stories, Absolute Radio 

Best Station Sound, supported by Raft Music 

Kiss FM 
Scala Radio Launch Package 
The Absolute Radio Network

Best Commercial Promotion 

Absolute Radio Queen 
The Dave Berry Breakfast Show with Wickes, Absolute Radio 
The Hometime Fish And Chip Tour 2019 with Maldon Salt, Absolute Radio 

Best Marketing Campaign 

Absolute Radio 10, Absolute Radio 
Boyzone Tour, Magic Radio 

Best Local Radio Show 
Boogie in the Morning, Forth 1 

The John Myers Award for Local Station of the Year, supported by Aim 
Metro Radio 

National Station or Network, supported by Arqiva 

Planet Rock 
The Absolute Radio Network 



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.

For further press information, please contact: 
Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio) 
T: 07932 746 363 

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio) 
T: 07718 489342