Unlike previous years of the Sony Radio Awards, there are no nominations for the long-serving DJs at Radio 1. The likes of Scott Mills, Chris Moyles, and Sara Cox have been snubbed while it’s the new faces of Radio 1 that have been nominated.
Fearne Cotton is up for ‘Best Music Programme’ and Mistajam is up for ‘Music Broadcaster of the Year’. Gemma Cairney, Radio 1’s new weekend breakfast DJ, is up for the ‘Music Personality of the Year’ award for her 1Xtra show.
Radio 1 Newsbeat is up for ‘Best News and Current Affairs Programme’ and their ‘Filesharing Special’ is nominated for ‘Best News Special’.
The Red Nose Day trails for Radio 1 and 2 are up for an award, and the ‘Superstar DJ’ feature is up for the ‘Best Competition Award’. The use of social media on Radio 1’s homepage has also put Radio 1 in the nominations for, er, ‘Best Use of Multiplatform/Social Media’.
BBC Radio 1Xtra have been nominated for ‘Best Imaging’ and Radio 1’s Stories has been nominated for the ‘Best Documentary/Special’ award for ‘The Amen Break’ episode.
Phil Taggart, who has presented BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Northern Ireland, has been nominated as a ‘Rising Star’ for his work with the station and Radio Ulster.
With all of these nominations under Radio 1’s belt will it translate to Sony Radio Gold awards? We’ll find out on May 14th. For the full list of nominations go here.