ARIAS 2024 Winners 

Introducing the 2024 ARIAS winners! The iconic ARIAS Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards can be ordered here until 16th June.

Best New Presenter

  • GOLD: Caroline Steel - BBC Science Radio Unit
  • SILVER: Rob Burrow - BBC Radio Leeds
  • BRONZE: Ali Ali - Prison Radio Association
  • Nominated: Anthony Delaney and Madeleine Pelling, After Dark - History Hit; LalalaLetMeExplain - It's Not You, It's Them...But It Might Be You - Sony Music Entertainment; Mary Mandefield, Noted - Persephonica & The News Movement; Sam & Danni - BBC Radio 1; Shebahn Aherne - talkSPORT; Tuftii - Shaun Keaveny's Community Garden Radio

Best New Radio Show, supported by Carver PR

  • GOLD: Tim's Listening Party - Absolute Radio
  • SILVER: Unexpected Elements - BBC World Service
  • BRONZE: Takeover Tuesdays - Prison Radio Association
  • Nominated: Best Medicine - BBC Radio 4; Classical Connections with Alexis Ffrench - Apple Music Radio;
    Uncharted with Hannah Fry - BBC Radio 4

Best New Podcast

  • GOLD: Seven: Rob Burrow - BBC Radio Leeds
  • SILVER: Near Death - BFBS
  • BRONZE: Springleaf - Mighty Bunny
  • Nominated: It’s Not You, It’s Them... But It Might Be You with LalalaLetMeExplain - Sony Music Entertainment; Noted - Persephonica & The News Movement; People Who Knew Me - Merman Television for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds; Philippa Gregory's Normal Women - News UK Broadcasting; Believe in People podcast - ReNew; The Crossbow Killer - Overcoat Media for BBC Radio Wales

Best Speech Presenter

  • GOLD: Marianna Spring - BBC Radio 4
  • SILVER: Zak and Jules: Life After Prison - Prison Radio Association
  • BRONZE: Jack Boswell - Flaneur Productions
  • Nominated: Dan Snow - History Hit; Hugo Rifkind - Times Radio;
    Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Times Radio; Jeremy Vine - BBC Radio 2;
    Josh Baker - BBC Radio 5 Live; Matt Chorley - Times Radio

Best Speech Breakfast Show

  • GOLD: Matt Bailey at Breakfast - BBC Radio Newcastle
  • SILVER: talkSPORT Breakfast - talkSPORT
  • BRONZE: 5 Live Breakfast - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Nominated: Good Morning Ulster - BBC Radio Ulster; Radio 4 Today - BBC Radio 4; Times Radio Breakfast - Times Radio

Best News Coverage, supported by Radio News Hub

  • GOLD: Shiny Bob: The Devil’s Advocate - BBC Scotland News
  • SILVER: Israel-Hamas War Coverage - Times Radio
  • BRONZE: Pod Save The UK - Reduced Listening / Crooked Media
  • Nominated: I Am Not Nicholas - BBC Studios for Audible; Russell Brand Investigation - Times Radio; Stories of Our Times - The Times and The Sunday Times; The Shamima Begum Story: I’m Not A Monster Series 2 - BBC Radio 5 Live; The Slow Newscast - Tortoise Media; Today in Focus - The Guardian

Best Sports Coverage

  • GOLD: GameDay - talkSPORT
  • SILVER: Everton: Nothing Will Be The Same - BBC Studios
  • BRONZE: Sportsworld - BBC World Service
  • Nominated: Fight Disciples, Fight Night - talkSPORT; Kick Off - talkSPORT; Men In Blazers: Early Kick Off - Footwork Media; The Hillsborough Miracle - BBC Radio Sheffield; The Upshot Podcast - Footwork Media

Best Coverage of an Event

  • GOLD: Windrush 75 - Spiritland Productions for BBC Radio 2
  • SILVER: Clyde 1 – The First 50 Years - Clyde 1
  • BRONZE: The Great North Run - Metro Radio
  • Nominated: BBC Radio 2 In The Park 2023 - BBC Radio 2; The Isle of Wight Festival 2023 - Absolute Radio / Magic Radio / Hits Radio / Greatest Hits Radio; The Ryder Cup - BBC Radio 5 Live

The Comedy Award

  • GOLD: Laura Smyth: I Don't Know What To Say - BBC Studios
  • SILVER: The Skewer - unusual for BBC Radio 4
  • BRONZE: Where There's a Will There's a Wake - Sony Music
  • Nominated: Forth at the Fringe - Forth 1; Help I Sexted My Boss - Audio Always; IM1: A NEW HOPE - LIVE! - Manx Radio; Springleaf - Mighty Bunny; Tell Teresa - Moondog Productions for BBC Radio Ulster; The Frank Skinner Show - Absolute Radio

Best Music Breakfast Show, supported by MusicMaster/OnAir

  • GOLD: Boogie in the Morning - Forth 1
  • SILVER: Pulse 1 Breakfast with Mylo and Rosie - Pulse 1
  • BRONZE: The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show - BBC Radio 2
  • Nominated: Lauren Laverne - BBC Radio 6 Music; Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - BBC Radio 1; The Chris Evans Breakfast Show - Virgin Radio UK

Best Music Entertainment Show, supported by PRS & PPL

  • GOLD: Scott Mills - BBC Radio 2
  • SILVER: National Prison Radio’s Rock Show - Prison Radio Association
  • BRONZE: Penny Smith - Scala Radio
  • Nominated: Craig Charles - BBC 6 Music; Essential Classics - BBC Radio 3; Free Flow - Prison Radio Association; Penny Smith - Scala Radio

Best Specialist Music Show

  • GOLD: Free Flow - Prison Radio Association
  • SILVER: Classical Connections - Radio with Alexis Ffrench - Apple Music Radio
  • BRONZE: Folk on Foot
  • Nominated: Jamz Supernova on 6 - BBC 6 Music; Romesh Ranganathan: For the Love of Hip Hop - Folded Wing for BBC Radio 2; The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard – Absolute Radio Country; Travelling Folk - BBC Radio Scotland

Best Music Special

  • GOLD: 21st Century Folk - 7digital Creative for BBC Radio 2
  • SILVER: Change Your Tune - Podcart for The Bach Choir
  • BRONZE: How The UK Changed Hip Hop Forever - BBC Audio
  • Nominated: Angeline Morrison in North Cornwall - Folk on Foot; Download20 - Planet Rock;
    Legend, The Joni Mitchell Story - BBC Audio Wales and West of England; The Beatles Legacy - Red & Blue - Greatest Hits Radio; Vergil - Naked Productions for Audible; Wham! Making it Big in China - Absolute Radio

Best Factual - Single Programme

  • GOLD: File on 4 - Jon Holmes, Generation Shame - BBC Radio 4
  • SILVER: Children Locked Away: Britain's Modern Bedlam - Tortoise Media
  • BRONZE: Inside an Autistic Mind - Boffin Media for BBC News World Service
  • Nominated: File On 4 - Catastrophe at the Academy - BBC Radio 4; Near Death: From Saving Lives to Taking my Own - BFBS; Play On - How Football Returned to War-Torn Ukraine - talkSPORT; Section 28: The Anti-Gay Law That Sparked a Movement, Betwixt the Sheets - History Hit; The Last Voyage - National Trust Podcast; The Only Gay in the Village - This is Distorted for Virgin Radio

Best Factual Series

  • GOLD: Terri White: Finding Britain's Ghost Children - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • SILVER: White Smoke: America’s Chemsex Killer - Whistledown Productions
  • BRONZE: I Am Not Nicholas - BBC Studios for Audible
  • Nominated: Heirs of Enslavement - Persephonica; Partygate: The Inside Story - ITV News; Poison - The Times; Stolen Hearts - Wondery; The Shamima Begum Story: I’m Not A Monster Series 2 - BBC Radio 5 Live; Time To Listen - Absolute Radio

Best Drama

  • GOLD: The Sisters - Goldhawk Productions for Realm FM, in Association with Lights Out
  • SILVER: Sherlock & Co - Goalhanger
  • BRONZE: Hamlet Noir - Almost Tangible for BBC Radio 3
  • Nominated: A Proposal For Resisting Darkness - Prison Radio Association; Badger and the Blitz - ROXO for FunKids; Below - Audible; David Copperfield - Audible; The Venice Conundrum - Allegra Productions for BBC Radio 4; We Should Definitely Have More Dancing - BBC Audio Drama North

Best Audio Book or Reading

  • GOLD: Open Throat - BBC Audio Wales and the West of England
  • SILVER: Rave New World - Bonnier Books UK
  • BRONZE: Alan Partridge: Big Beacon - Orion Publishing
  • Nominated: Begin Again: How We Got Here and Where We Might Go – Our Human Story. So Far. - HarperCollins Publishers;
    Finding Seaglass - Almost Tangible and National Theatre of Scotland for BBC Radio 4; Ghost Stories: Stephen Fry's Definitive Collection - 750 mph for Audible Studios; Sisters Under the Rising Sun - Bonnier Books UK; What We Fear Most by Dr Ben Cave - BBC Radio 4

Best Station Sound

  • GOLD: BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • SILVER: Absolute Radio
  • Nominated: BBC Asian Network; BBC Radio 1; Greatest Hits Radio - Ken Bruce

Best Commercial Partnership

  • GOLD: A Place To Call Home - Audio Always
  • SILVER: Change Your Tune - Podcart for The Bach Choir
  • BRONZE: Today with tonies - Mags Creative
  • Nominated: Detect Cancer Early - Be the Early Bird - Bauer Media and the Scottish Government; Free Flow with Shannon Trust - Prison Radio Association; The Dave Berry Breakfast Show with Wickes - Absolute Radio

Best Local Show, supported by RCS

  • GOLD: Pulse 1 Breakfast with Mylo & Rosie - Pulse 1
  • SILVER: The Graham Liver Breakfast Show - BBC Radio Lancashire
  • BRONZE: Boogie in the Morning - Forth 1
  • Nominated: Bowie @ Breakfast - Clyde 1; Footprints Podcast - Bathscape; Game Night - BBC Radio Leicester; Off the Beaten Jack - Flaneur Productions; Real life stories from Rye - Ryecast; We Are Notts - BBC Radio Nottingham

The Impact Award

  • GOLD: Stoma Swimmer - BBC Radio Newcastle
  • SILVER: Seven: Rob Burrow - Radio BBC Leeds
  • BRONZE: Different: Nicky Campbell - Audio Always for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Nominated: Cash for Kids Day: Cash for Kids - Bauer Media; Football Untold - Bauer Media Audio; Navigating How...from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Mags Creative;
    Seventeen Years: The Andrew Malkinson Story - The Sunday Times and Stories of our Times; The HIV Podcast - Thames Valley Positive Support; The Second Victim: Daisy's Story - RAW for Audible

The Creative Innovation Award, supported by All In Media/Xperi

  • GOLD: Seven: Rob Burrow - BBC Radio Leeds
  • SILVER: My Dream Dinner Party - Series 5 - Tuning Fork for BBC Radio 4
  • BRONZE: Hamlet Noir - Almost Tangible for BBC Radio 3
  • Nominated: Dan Snow’s Story of England - History Hit; National Prison Radio's Rock Show - Prison Radio Association; Takeover Tuesdays - Prison Radio Association
    The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with AI Fleur East, James & Matt - Hits Radio; The Smart 7 - Daft Doris; A Place To Call Home - Audio Always

The Grassroots Award, supported by BBC Sounds

  • GOLD: Three Ways to Save a Life - BBC Radio Manchester
  • SILVER: 300 Seconds Podcast - Ocean Youth Radio
  • BRONZE: Life After Prison - Prison Radio Association
  • Nominated: Class Divide Podcast;
    Kids Live at 5 - Cheshire's Mix56; Make a Blanket and Set a World Record - BBC Radio Derby; Our Earth Week - Community Radio Environment Network; Three Ways to Save a Life - BBC Radio Manchester; Transmission Roundhouse Podcast Academy; Windrush 75 - BBC Radio Sheffield

Community Station of The Year

  • GOLD: RNIB Connect Radio
  • SILVER: Radio Platfform
  • Nominated: Bro Radio; Somer Valley FM; Vectis Radio

The John Meyers Station of the Year Award, supported by News Broadcasting

  • GOLD: BBC Radio Manchester
  • SILVER: Reform Radio
  • BRONZE: Clyde 1
  • Nominated: BBC Radio Leeds; Forth 1; BBC Radio Ulster

UK Station or Network of the Year, supported by Arqiva

  • GOLD: BBC Asian Network
  • BRONZE: Fun Kids
  • Nominated: BBC Radio 3; BBC Radio 6 Music; Kiss UK

Radio Times Moment of the Year - voted by the public

  • "Have you ever told a lie?" - BBC Radio Nottingham
  • John Robins reveals his struggles with alcohol addiction and his journey of recovery - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Adrian Edmondson remembers Rik Mayall - BBC Radio 4
  • Isabel Oakeshott's Hancock hang-up - Times Radio
  • Jennie Longdon reveals the impact OCD has on her daily life - Absolute Radio
  • Ken Bruce joins Greatest Hits Radio - Greatest Hits Radio
  • Letters to the Lionesses - talkSPORT
  • Luton Town are promoted to the Premier League - BBC 3 Counties
  • Nicky Campbell speaks to the daughter of his abuser - BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • Rob Burrow carried over the finish line - BBC Radio Leeds

The Pioneer Award

Annie Nightingale

Order your Gold, Silver or Bronze Award here by 16th June.