The Radio Academy and the Radio Independents Group have announced the nominations for this year’s Radio Production Awards, sponsored by Sadie.
The Awards, now in their third year, recognise the work of UK-based radio and audio producers, and are open to independents, freelancers and programme-makers working across BBC, commercial, community, student and hospital radio, as well as those in digital companies making online radio and podcasts.
The 2012 awards feature a new category of Producer of the Year, with the winner being picked by an independent committee of judges from the best of all the entries.
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by Jon Holmes at 229 The Venue in London on Thursday 12th July.
John Myers, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy, said: “There is a huge wealth of talent within radio production and these awards recognise the very best.
“The Radio Production Awards are different because they celebrate the unsung heroes behind the scenes who ensure the exceptional output of radio stations across the country.
“I would like to congratulate everyone nominated – you are all stars and, as a former radio presenter myself, your work should not go unnoticed or unrecognised.”
Mike Hally, Chair of the Radio Independents Group, said: “It’s great to see these awards coming around for the third time already and going from strength to strength, with a plethora of new names joining more established ones on the list of nominees.
“In difficult economic times, for radio as much as any other sector, it’s reassuring to see such a range of talent represented here and to know that, in terms of quality at least, radio is thriving.“
Category 1 – Best Documentary/Feature Maker
Sponsored by Radio Times
Simon Jacobs – Unique
Rebecca Maxted – Wise Buddah Creative
Category 2 – Best Entertainment Producer
Simon Buschenfeld – Heart Network
Jon Holmes – Unusual Productions
Frank Stirling – Unique
Category 3 – Best Music Entertainment Producer
Sue Clark – Sue Clark Productions
Claire Neal – Somethin’ Else
Jenny Nelson – Absolute Radio
Category 4 – Best Live Music Producer/Engineer
Sponsored by Champion Accountants
Danny Evans – Absolute Radio
Russell Finch – Somethin’ Else
Dean Woodcock – Absolute Radio
Category 5 – Best Online Creator
Mary Colwell – Curlew Media
Mark Newman – Flaps Podcast
Dave Pickering – Getting Better Acquainted
Category 6 – Best Multi-Platform Creator
Rowan Collinson – Somethin’ Else
Heather Davies – Unusual Productions
David Kenny – Absolute Radio
Category 7 – Best Drama/Readings Producer
Sponsored by Allan Chapman James Ltd
Philip Anderson-Dyer – The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company
Rosalind Ayres – Jarvis & Ayres Productions
Mary Colwell – Curlew Media
Category 8 – Best Newcomer
Sponsored by Resonance 104.4FM
Rose De Larrabeiti – Whistledown Productions
Leo Hornak – BBC World Service
Colin McNulty – Whistledown Productions
Category 9 – Best Creative
Sponsored by Creative Skillset
Ed Baxter – Resonance FM
John Cameron McIntosh – BBC Essex
Jonathan Young – talkSPORT (UTV Radio)
Category 10 – Best Sound Designer
Dave Dodd – Whistledown Productions
Ben Neidle – Noise Fusion
Mark Pittam – TBI Media
Producer of the Year & Indie of the Year will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 12th July at 229 The Venue.
Tickets are £35 + VAT for individuals and £330 + VAT for a table of 10. Tickets for the Award ceremony can be purchased here.