CSV scoops two awards at 'radio Oscars'

CSV has joined the likes of Chris Evans and John Humphrys in winning two of this year's Sony Radio Academy Awards.

CSV Action Network, which works in partnership with 36 BBC local radio stations across England to promote community involvement, won the Community Award in the production category for its programme “The Plot” – broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire – which involved two derelict allotments in Slough being turned into community spaces.

The charity also produced the winning entry in the category for medium size radio stations with a potential audience of between 300,000 and a million listeners. The programme was a – a BBC Radio Derby broadcast on bullying in Derbyshire.

Damian Radcliffe, national broadcasting manager at CSV, said: “The partnership between CSV and the BBC has a proven track record in motivating and inspiring communities, but it’s great to also have the quality and professionalism of our broadcasting acknowledged too.”

Andy Griffee, BBC controller of English regions said: “It was a good night of Sony’s success for BBC local radio and particularly for our six-year-old partnership with CSV – our action desks help thousands of people volunteer for all kinds of worthwhile causes each year and make a critical contribution to stronger and more effective local communities.”

Sony Radio Academy Awards winners 2007

THE BREAKFAST SHOW AWARD
The Today Programme, BBC Radio News for BBC Radio 4

THE MUSIC PROGRAMME AWARD
The Mark Radcliffe Show, Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

THE SPECIALIST MUSIC PROGRAMME AWARD
Friction, BBC Asian Network

THE NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME AWARD
Five Live Breakfast, BBC Radio News for BBC Radio Five Live

THE SPORTS PROGRAMME AWARD
Sportsweek, Front Page Media for BBC Radio Five Live

THE SPEECH PROGRAMME AWARD
The Reunion, Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

THE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME AWARD
PM, BBC Radio News for BBC Radio 4

THE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
The Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio 2

THE MUSIC BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Colin Murray, BBC Radio 1

THE MUSIC RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

THE NEWS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
John Humphrys, The Today Programme, BBC Radio News for BBC Radio 4

THE SPEECH BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Eddie Nestor, BBC London 94.9

THE STATION PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR
Francis Currie, Heart Brand Programme Director, Heart Network

THE DRAMA AWARD
Lorilei, BBC Radio Drama for BBC Radio 4

THE COMEDY AWARD
1966 And All That, BBC Radio Entertainment for BBC Radio 4

THE FEATURE AWARD
Radio Ballads 2006 - The Song Of Steel, Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 2

THE MUSIC SPECIAL AWARD
Malcolm McLaren’s Musical Map of London, Just Radio for BBC Radio 2

THE NEWS FEATURE AWARD
Letters from Guantanamo Bay, Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4

THE BREAKING NEWS AWARD
The London Tornado, BBC London 94.9

THE LIVE EVENT COVERAGE AWARD
The Alan Shearer Testimonial, Magic 1152 Sport for Magic 1152

THE COMMUNITY AWARD
The Plot, BBC Radio Berkshire

THE PROMO AWARD
The Ashes, Five Live Promotions, for BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra

THE COMPETITION AWARD
Who’s Calling Christian? Virgin Radio

THE STATION IMAGING AWARD
Planet Rock

THE INTERNET PROGRAMME AWARD
Firin’ Squad Unsigned Podcast, Wise Buddah Talent for firinsquad.co.uk

STATION OF THE YEAR (with a potential audience of under 300,000)
Isle Of Wight Radio

STATION OF THE YEAR (with a potential audience of 300,000 -1 million)
BBC Radio Derby

STATION OF THE YEAR (with a potential audience of 1 million plus)
Radio City 96.7

DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
GaydarRadio

UK STATION OF THE YEAR
Classic FM

THE GOLD AWARD
Paul Gambaccini

THE BROADCASTERS' BROADCASTERS AWARD
John Peel

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Tony Butler

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