Awards

  In 2004 I was honoured by the UK Radio Academy and won the accolade of UK programmer of the year

In 2004 I was honoured by the UK Radio Academy and won the accolade of UK programmer of the year

 

On presenting the Sony Radio Academy Award, the then Radio Academy Chairman John Bradford said: “The judges were particularly impressed by John Simon’s creation of a truly distinctive style of commercial radio, his ability to attract personality led broadcasters, to inspire them and to direct their work in an innovative and imaginative way. In other words, to build demonstrable success within an unconventional format."

 

SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS

Gold Award Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)
Real Radio North East’s Gary Philipson and Lisa Shaw

Gold Award Best Feature/Documentary
North West News Team for Walking with the Wounded special for Smooth Radio

Bronze Award Best Live Event Coverage
Real Radio North East for Live @ Take That

Bronze Award Best Use of Branded Content
Real Radio Yorkshire for Car Wars

Bronze Award Best Music Feature/Special/Documentary
Real Radio and Real Radio XS Killing Bono – A Life In The Shadow of Superstardom


IRN AWARDS

Winner Reporter of the Year
Katie Collins, North West News Team

Winner Best News Team of the Year
Real and Smooth North West News Team

Winner ‘And Finally’
Panda Watch for Real Radio Scotland


ARQIVA COMMERCIAL RADIO AWARDS

Gold Award Breakfast Show of the Year (over 1 million TSA)
Real Radio Scotland’s Ewen Cameron and Cat Harvey

Gold Award Social Action Initiative Award
Real Radio North West News Team for Cocaine Unwrapped

Chairman’s Award
Jay Crawford, Real Radio Scotland


NEW YORK FESTIVAL AWARDS

Gold Award Best News Documentary
Real Radio Wales for Tribute to the miners: The moment Welsh hearts were broken

Gold Award Best Editing
Real and Smooth North West for Walking With The Wounded

Silver Award Best News Documentary or Special
North West News Team for Cocaine Unwrapped

Silver Award Heroes
Real and Smooth North West for Walking with the News Team

Silver Award Culture and Arts
Smooth Radio’s Marianne Faithful – In Her Own Words. Interview with Andy Peebles


Sony Radio Academy Awards:

Gold Award - Station of the Year (1m+ TSA)
Real Radio North West

Gold Award – Best News Special
Real Radio North East for Raoul Moat – The Final Hours

Silver Award – News Journalist of the Year
Real Radio Yorkshire News Team

Bronze Award – Best Breaking News Coverage
Real Radio North East for ‘The Last Days of Raoul Moat’.

Bronze Award – Best Entertainment Programme
Real North West’s Breakfast Show with Ditchy & Salty


Arqiva Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
David ‘Kid’Jensen

Presenter of the Year 1 Million + TSA
Dixie & Gayle - Real Radio Yorkshire

Ali Booker Memorial Award for Journalist/ Newsteam of the Year
Real Radio North East News Team

Station Imaging Award
Real Radio North East Sport - Real Radio North East

Local Sales Team of the Year
Real Radio North West Local Sales Team


IRN Awards

Reporter of the Year
Katie Collins GMG Radio North West


New York Festival Awards

Best News Documentary/Special
Real Radio Yorkshire for ‘Vice Trade’

Social Issues/Current Events
Real Radio Yorkshire for ‘Vice Trade’


Radio Academy Hall of Fame Entries for 2011

Andy Peebles
Smooth Radio

Pete Waterman
Smooth Radio

Mike Sweeney
Real Radio XS