Radio Academy Awards

Indie successes at the ARIAs

October 19th saw the welcome return of the Radio Academy Awards under their new title the Audio & Radio Industry Awards - the ARIAs- and at a new out-of-London venue, the First Direct Arena in Leeds.  In a star-studded evening, indies put on a good showing, picking up two Golds, four Silvers and a Bronze, in the 10 categories where they could compete.   This included programmes broadcast across several BBC networks, plus podcasts.
 
Indies once again punched above their weight, winning Gold Awards for ‘Moment of the Year’ and ‘Best Sports Show’ plus a range of Silver and Bronzes. This proves that in the coming years, the extra hours that will be available for indies to compete for to make BBC programmes promise to deliver a good range of high-quality productions to Licence Fee payers.

So congratulations to:

GOLDS:
Shooting Shark Productions - 'Best Sports Show' for "606", for BBC Radio 5 Live
TBI Media - '
Audio Moment of the Year' for "The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away", for BBC Radio 4  

SILVERS:
IMG Radio - 'Best Digital Audio Service' for "Live@Wimbledon Radio", on behalf of the All England Lawn Tennis Club 
Rethink Audio - 'Podcast of the Year' for "The Modern Mann"
Folded WingJamie Cullum as 'Music Broadcaster of the Year', for BBC Radio 2 
Loftus Media 'Audio Moment of the Year' for "Where are you going New York", for BBC World Service 

BRONZE:
This Is Distorted - 'Podcast of the Year' for "Storytime with Boon"
 
 
 

Radio Academy Awards 2014: indie winners

PROGRAMME AWARDS

Best Music Programme

GOLD - Jamie Cullum – Folded Wing for BBC Radio 2

SILVER - The People’s Songs – Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

Best Speech Programme

GOLD - The Frank Skinner Show – Avalon for Absolute Radio

Best Coverage of a Live Event

BRONZE - The Dambusters – 70 Years On – BBC Radio 2 with TBI Media and Snappin’ Turtle Productions for BBC Radio 2

PEOPLE AWARDS

Music Radio Personality of the Year

SILVER - Radcliffe & Maconie – Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 6 Music

Speech Radio Personality of the Year

GOLD - Danny Baker  – Campbell Davison Media for BBC Radio 5 live

BRANDING/PROMOTIONS AWARDS

Best Use of Branded Content

BRONZE - The Manuscript with Just for Men – TBI Media / Absolute Radio

Best News Feature or Documentary

GOLD - Tempted by Teacher – markthree media for BBC Radio 1

Best Feature or Documentary

SILVER -Johnny Cash and the Forgotten Prison Blues – Unique for BBC Radio 4

Best Comedy

BRONZE - Here Be Dragons – John Stanley Productions Ltd for BBC Radio Wales

INNOVATION AWARDS

Best Creative Innovation

SILVER - Now Playing @6Music – Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 6 Music

Best Technical Innovation

SILVER - Multi Player Competition Technology – Wise Buddah

Radio Academy Awards - full list of indie nominations

PROGRAMME AWARDS

* Best Music Programme

Jamie Cullum Folded Wing for BBC Radio 2

The People’s Songs Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

* Best Specialist Music Programme

The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

* Best Entertainment Programme

The Dermot O’Leary Show Ora Et Labora for BBC Radio 2

* Best Speech Programme

Short Cuts Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4

The Frank Skinner Show Avalon for Absolute Radio

The Reunion – Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

* Best Coverage of a Live Event

Live@Wimbledon Radio – the AELTC’s Official Radio Coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships – IMG Media Ltd for Live@Wimbledon Radio

The Dambusters – 70 Years On – BBC Radio 2 with TBI Media and Snappin’ Turtle Productions for BBC Radio 2

PEOPLE AWARDS

* Music Radio Personality of the Year

Radcliffe & Maconie Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 6 Music

* Music Radio Broadcaster of the Year

Mary Anne Hobbs Wise Buddah for BBC Radio 6 Music

* Speech Radio Personality of the Year

Danny Baker Campbell Davison Media for BBC Radio 5 live

BRANDING/PROMOTIONS AWARDS

* Best Use of Branded Content

BOWIE with the Victoria & Albert Museum TBI Media / Absolute Radio

The Manuscript with Just for Men – TBI Media / Absolute Radio

Best Promotional Campaign

The Voices of Birmingham and the Black Country – BBC WM 95.6 and Fresh Air Production for BBC WM 95.6

* Best Station Imaging

BBC Radio 2 – with Wise Buddah

PRODUCTION AWARDS

* Best Music Feature or Documentary

The Dambusters – 70 Years On TBI Media with Snappin’ Turtle Productions for BBC Radio 2

* Best News Feature or Documentary

Crossroads: The Girls Prison Radio Association for BBC Radio 1

Tempted by Teacher markthree media for BBC Radio 1

The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute TBI Media for BBC Radio 2

* Best Feature or Documentary

A Different Kind of Justice Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 4

Johnny Cash and the Forgotten Prison Blues Unique for BBC Radio 4

* Best Comedy

Here Be Dragons John Stanley Productions Ltd for BBC Radio Wales

The Blagger’s Guide To Doctor Who Unique for BBC Radio 2

* Best Drama

Babbage – Pier Productions Ltd for BBC Radio 3

How To Have A Perfect Marriage Sparklab Productions for BBC Radio

INNOVATION AWARDS

* Best Creative Innovation

Now Playing @6Music – Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 6 Music

TBI Minute by Minute Interactive TBI Media

* Best Technical Innovation

Multi Player Competition Technology Wise Buddah

 

Radio Academy Awards: indies winners 2014

Congratulations to the following indie winners in a very strong year:

Folded Wing - Gold
Campbell Davison Media - Gold
markthreemedia - Gold
Wise Buddah - Silver and Bronze
Smooth Operations - 2 Silvers
Unique - Silver
Somethin' Else - Silver
TBI Media - 2 Bronze
Snappin' Turtle Productions - 1 Bronze
John Stanley Productions - Bronze 

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Radio Academy Awards - yet another great year for indies

Radio Indies celebrated as today’s Radio Academy Awards nominations showed the sector continuing to punch above its weight and win nominations across 19 different categories. Overall, there were 29 nominations involving indie producers, with 20 different indie production companies being nominated for one of the prestigious awards.

OutofLondon indies featured six times, with Manchester’s Sparklab and Smooth Operations amassing four separate nominations between them, plus Swindonbased Fresh Air productions and Brighton’s Pier Productions were each nominated.

Examples of indie nominations include:

Best Coverage of a Live Event TBI Media and Snappin’ Turtle Productions were nominated for The Dambusters – 70 Years On with BBC Radio 2

Best Music Programme Folded Wing’s Jamie Cullum Show, now syndicated in many countries around the world, along with Smooth Ops’ People’s Songs

Drama – Pier’s Babbage and Sparklab’s How To Have A Perfect Marriage

- Speech The Frank Skinner Show Avalon for Absolute Radio; The Reunion – Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

- News Feature / Documentary Johnny Cash and the Forgotten Prison Blues – Unique for BBC Radio 4; Tempted by Teacher – markthree media for BBC Radio 1

- Comedy Here Be Dragons John Stanley Productions for BBC Radio Wales; The Blagger’s Guide To Doctor Who – Unique for BBC Radio 2

Entertainment The Dermot O’Leary Show – Ora Et Labora for BBC Radio 2

Overall 26 nominations were for independent productions, and indie companies also picked up a further three, with two being for Best Creative Innovation (Somethin’ Else and TBI Media); and one for Best Technical Innovation (Wise Buddah).

RIG Managing Director Will Jackson said: “I’d like to congratulate all of RIG’s members who have been nominated. These nominations reflect the breadth and diversity of radio indies, large and small and based around the UK, and working across a wide range of specialties. By continuing to innovate and bring new talent, stories and perspectives to listeners, indies are playing a significant part in radio’s continuing popularity. We are continuing to talk to the BBC and commercial broadcasters, as well as to the Government, about how we can make an even greater contribution going forward”.

 

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