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Bauer receives 35 nominations at the Arqiva Awards

Bauer receives 35 nominations at the Arqiva Awards

Bauer leads the way at this year’s Arqiva Commercial Awards, receiving 35 nominations across 15 categories. Our national stations Absolute Radio, KISS, Planet Rock and Kerrang! are nominated alongside a wide range of Bauer City Network stations including Metro Radio, Clyde 1 and Hallam FM. Stations have been recognised for their exceptional work in marketing, news coverage and social action initiatives, as well as individuals being acknowledged for their presenting, programing and journalistic skills.

The collaboration between Absolute Radio and Bauer Media magazine brand Q has been nominated for this year’s marketing award, proving that Bauer brands working seamlessly together creates award worthy results.

The ceremony will take place at the Camden Roundhouse on 17th May.

Nominations were announced by Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion and Rob Beckett this morning, see the video below.


You can find all full list of the Bauer nominations below, and find out more about the awards here

 Presenter of the year

Jordan North - Rock FM

Steve and Karen - Metro Radio

Christian O’Connell - Absolute Radio

Frank Skinner - Absolute Radio

Boogie & Dingo - Bauer City Network


Programmer of the year

Brian Paige - Radio Clyde

Paul Sylvester - Absolute Radio


Unsung Hero of the year

Ben Matthew - Absolute Radio

James Ellison - Kerrang!


Journalist of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

Shiona McCallum - Forth One

Laura Pennington - Hallam FM

Micky Welch - Metro Radio


Station of the year

Radio Borders


Absolute Radio

Planet Rock

Clyde 1

Forth One

Hallam FM

Metro Radio


Breakfast Show of the Year

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show - Absolute Radio

KISS Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin & Charlie – Kiss


Single Programme or Broadcast of the Year

The Break In - Key 103


Specialist Programme of the Year

Rock N Roll Football - Absolute Radio

Superscoreboard - Clyde 1


Social Action Initiative

Mission Christmas - Bauer City Network


Station Imaging Award

Absolute Radio - Real Music Matters

Key 103


News Coverage of the Year

Hallam FM


Marketing Award

Absolute Radio & Q Magazine


Local Sales Team of the Year

Radio Clyde

Key 103


National Sales Award

Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Story - Absolute Radio

HP Sauce - Absolute Radio, Magic, Kiss & the Bauer City Network

Bauer Media & JUST EAT 


Most Effective Agency Case Study of the Year

Wickes and The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio - Carat