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Bauer picks up a huge 30 nominations at the ARIAs

The shortlist for the Audio & Radio Industry Awards were unveiled by the Radio Academy today, with Bauer Radio stations picking up an incredible 30 nominations.

Absolute Radio has been nominated in nine categories including National Station and Network of the Year, with five nominations for their landmark Absolute Radio 40s event.

Magic Radio, also nominated for National Station and Network of the Year received four nominations, while KISS picked up three including Best New Show for KISS Breakfast with Jordan and Perri. The pair, who landed the coveted morning slot last year, have also been announced as this year’s hosts of the awards which is to be held in London on the 26th May.

Bauer also landed three nominations in the John Myers Award for Best Local Station of the Year, with Clyde 1, Forth 1 and Metro Radio all nominated.

Other Bauer Radio teams recognised include Greatest Hits Radio, Hits Radio, Scala Radio, Jazz FM, West FM, Radio City, Northsound 1 and Bauer Scotland.

There are 25 awards to be won on the evening in categories such as Best Music Entertainment Show, The 2020 Special Award, Best News Coverage and The Creative Innovation Award.

The ceremony will be live-streamed, for free, for all Radio Academy Members to watch. Register now at http://radioacademy.org/arias

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

BEST NEW SHOW

  • KISS Breakfast with Jordan & Perri - KISS FM

BEST NEWS COVERAGE

  • News Team - Greatest Hits Radio

THE 2020 SPECIAL AWARD

  • Absolute Radio 40s – TBI Media for Absolute Radio
  • Magic with the Musicals - TBI Media for Magic Radio

THE COMEDY AWARD, supported by Pure

  • The Jason Manford Show - Absolute Radio

BEST MUSIC BREAKFAST SHOW

  • Boogie in the Morning - Forth 1
  • The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East

BEST MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SHOW, supported by PPL and PRS For Music

  • Boogie & Arlene on a Saturday - Hits Radio Scotland
  • Hometime with Bush and Richie - Absolute Radio

BEST SPECIALIST MUSIC SHOW

  • The Music of James Bond with David Arnold - Scala Radio

BEST FACTUAL SERIES, supported by The Audio Content Fund

  • The F Word - TBI Media for Magic Radio

BEST STATION SOUND

  • Absolute Radio 40s - Absolute Radio Production
  • The KISS Haunted House Party - KISS FM Production

BEST COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP

  • The Dave Berry Breakfast Show with Wickes - Absolute Radio
  • Magic Euro Song with Netflix - TBI Media and Magic Radio
  • Scottish Government & SAM Radio - Bauer Scotland

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

  • Absolute Radio 40s

THE GRASSROOTS AWARD, supported by BBC Sounds

  • Joan’s Legacy - West FM

THE CREATIVE INNOVATION AWARD, supported by AIM

  • Absolute Radio 40s – TBI Media for Absolute Radio
  • Space Is The Place - Sparklab Productions for Jazz FM

BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW, supported by RCS

  • Jeff and Lauren in the Morning - Northsound 1
  • The Radio City Breakfast Show with Leanne & Scott

THE JOHN MYERS AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR

  • Clyde 1
  • Forth 1
  • Metro Radio

NATIONAL STATION OR NETWORK OF THE YEAR

  • Absolute Radio Network
  • Magic Radio

THE RADIO TIMES MOMENT OF THE YEAR (voted by Radio Times readers)

  • Absolute Radio 40s marks VE Day 75
  • Jordan & Perri react to Diversity's BLM performance on KISS FM
  • Scotland qualify for Euro 2020 on The Big Scotland Football Show from Bauer Scotland

 

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For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)
T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342

About Bauer Media Audio

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over 55 million weekly listeners through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 7 countries - the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia, Bauer Media Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.