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May 10, 2005

Radio 2 is Station of the Year

Category: News

Sony Radio Awards 2005


The BBC had a successful evening at last night’s Sony Radio Awards.


Radio 2 confirmed its position as the most popular station by winning the station of the year prize. Jeremy Vine, who took over the station’s lunchtime programme from Jimmy Young in January 2003 picked up the speech broadcaster of the year and Steve Wright won a gold award at the ceremony in London.

Radio 4’s Eddie Mair, one of the presenters of PM, was awarded best news journalist.

Chrisitan O’Connell from London station XFM picked up three awards, including best breakfast show and Danny Baker from BBC London 94.9 won best DJ of the year.

The full list of awards is:


  • The daily music show of the year – Drivetime with Lucio – Kerrang! 105.2
  • The weekly music show of the year – The Selector – FCUK FM
  • The breakfast show of the year – Christian O’Connell’s Breakfast Show – Xfm
  • The specialist music award – Zane Lowe – BBC Radio 1
  • The entertainment award – Christian O’Connell’s Breakfast Show – Xfm
  • The ‘music special’ award – Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat – BBC Radio 1
  • The DJ of the year – Danny Baker – BBC London 94.9
  • The music broadcaster of the year – Zane Lowe – BBC Radio 1
  • The news programme of the year – Vote Friction – BBC Radio 1
  • The news output award – The Beslan Siege – BBC World Service
  • The news story award – The Tsunami – BBC Radio 5 Live
  • The sports award – City Till I Die- BBC Radio York
  • The speech award – Beyond Belief: Islam and Women – BBC Radio 4
  • The speech broadcaster of the year – Jeremy Vine – BBC Radio 2
  • The news journalist of the year – Eddie Mair (PM) – BBC Radio 4
  • The feature award – Missing The Message – BBC Radio 1
  • The short form feature award – Blind Man’s Beauty – BBC Radio 4
  • The information award – Unhappy Hour – Viking FM and Magic 1161
  • The drama award – Laughter in the Dark – BBC Radio 3
  • The comedy award – The Complete and Utter History of the Mona Lisa – BBC Radio 4
  • The event award – The Drive Show: D-Day Anniversary – BBC Radio Kent
  • The interactive radio award – Three Counties Breakfast – BBC Three Counties Radio
  • The competition award – Christian O’Connell’s Rock School – Xfm
  • The community award – The Stephen Nolan Show – BBC Radio Ulster
  • The station sound award – Kiss 100
  • The promo award – A77 Campaign – West FM, West Sound & SouthWest Sound FM
  • The station programmer of the year – Richard Maddock – Radio City 96.7
  • Station of the year: under 300,000 – BBC Radio Foyle
  • Station of the year: 300,000-1 million – BBC Three Counties Radio
  • Station of the year: 1 million-plus – Radio City 96.7
  • UK station of the year – BBC Radio 2
  • Digital terrestrial station of the year – Capital Disney