Local radio stations Oxfordshire’s 106 JACKfm and Oxford’s FM107.9 are celebrating receiving their record TENTH industry award nomination in less than four weeks, following the announcement of the finalists for the 2010 ARQIVA Commercial Radio Awards.
The radio stations which broadcast 24 hours a day from Woodstock Rd in Oxford, received an unprecedented 6 award nominations, recognising their commitment to creating entertaining, compelling, local radio.
106 JACKfm received nods for Best Imaging (the bits between the songs), Best Special Programme for news reader Ali Booker’s Cancer Audio Diaries, Presenter of the Year for breakfast presenter Trevor Marshall, as well as receiving a nomination for the much coveted Station of the Year award.
Oxford’s Hit Music station FM107.9’s three day Giving for Living Radiothon from Sobell House Hospice is nominated for Best Social Action Campaign, whilst the station’s Sunday evening talk show Girls Talk which has already won a New York Radio Award, is nominated for Best Specialist Programme. Theresults will be announced Thursday 17th June.
Programme Director Sue Carter said “It took a little convincing to get some of the country’s most talented people to work in Oxfordshire’s dumpiest building, but it means our listeners reap the benefits”.
The radio stations are already crossing their fingers for success at this Monday evening’s Sony Radio Academy Awards in London, where they are nominated for Best Community Programming, Best Promotional / Advertising Campaign, Station Imaging and Station of the Year.