Bauer Media Audio UK News Team Receives 25 Nominations at the 2022 Commercial Radio News Awards! – Latest news

That Commercial Radio Awards (formerly known as the IRN Awards) recognize the very best stories, interviews, campaigns, special reports and general coverage on commercial radio stations across the UK.

This year’s awards can be found below hit and Greatest Hits Network Aside from the annual Best Student Journalist award, Bauer’s news teams are nominated in every single category, and dominate in the Reporter of the Year and News Team of the Year categories.

Jim FoulgerHead of News and Sport, England & Wales said: “This is another series of nominations to be proud of! News teams across the UK have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and beyond to provide our audiences with the highest quality local, national and international coverage – and this is even greater recognition of that. Everyone involved in our news operations can be proud of this excellent result in a top-class field of participants.”

Nigel Gould, said the head of news and sport for Northern Ireland “To be shortlisted in such a high profile and competitive category is truly amazing. The awards are one of the most prestigious in British commercial radio and any team honored among the nominees can be rightly proud of their achievement.”

Head of News and Sport for Scotland, Lorraine Herbisonsaid: “After our best ever result for Scotland at the Arias, we’re delighted that our success continues. Team Scotland has nine nominations including three for our coverage of Cop26 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Euros and our Light the Way campaign. So much hard work goes in every hour and every day and to also be nominated for News Team of the Year for Clyde News, Northsound News and MFR News shows the strength of our local news.”

IRN editor and chairman of the jury, David Terris said: “This is a high caliber field of participants, all demonstrating the quality and value of news and sports on commercial radio. Congratulations to all nominees.”

The list of nominations is as follows:

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Owen Arands – Radio City
Callum McQuade-Clyde 1

BEST INTERVIEW
Conversion Therapy: The Stories of Pete and Jeremy – Hits Radio UK Network

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5M TSA)
Paul Doward – Radio City

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Matthew Hutchinson – Greatest Hits Radio Swindon
Lewis Michie-Northsound
Adam Smith – Signal 1
Rebecca Jayne Quarmby – Viking FM

BEST SPORTS TRANSMISSION
No Scotland No Party: The Euro 2020 Journey – Clyde 1 and Hits Radio Scotland Network

BEST NEWS OR COVERAGE
COP 26 in Glasgow – Clyde 1 and Clyde 2
The Iron Men: World Suicide Prevention Day – Radio City

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5 million TSA)
Becky Cahill – Hits Radio Manchester
Louise Easton – Greatest Hits Radio London

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Matt Maddren – Free Radio
Julie Caston – Lincs FM

BEST NEWS SPECIAL OR CAMPAIGN
Loot Boxes: A Hidden Damage – Free Radio
The Iron Men: A Radio City Suicide Special – Radio City
Light the way – Clyde 1 and Clyde 2

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)
Lincs FM
MFR
Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire
north sound

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5 million TSA)
Radio Clyde News
Downtown Radio and Cool FM News Team
Farmer Southwest

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