Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Breakfast hosts vie for Sony Awards

Nick Grimshaw has not been nominated for the breakfast show title
Nick Grimshaw has not been nominated for the breakfast show title

Chris Evans will take on Christian O'Connell for best breakfast show at the Sony Awards - but Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw is not on the shortlist.

Grimmy took over the morning slot late last year from Chris Moyles, however his show was not among the nominations for the prestigious title which were announced on Wednesday.

Broadcaster Danny Baker, who was memorably axed by Radio London last year and signed off his years on the station with a two-hour on-air rant about his treatment, is up for two prizes at the awards including speech broadcaster of the year.

Danny's show is also up for best entertainment programme, battling Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show (Absolute Radio), Radio 1's Greg James, 1Xtra's Charlie Sloth and former Big Brother winner Kate Lawler (Kerrang!).

Charlie Sloth is also in the running for music radio personality of the year in a varied category which sees him against Classic FM's John Suchet, 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, Absolute's O'Connell and Radio 2's long-standing mid-morning host Ken Bruce.

The other two shows which have made the breakfast shortlist are reigning champs Rickie, Melvin and Charlie from Kiss FM and Radio 3's Breakfast.

Nick, who took the Radio 1 breakfast show to its lowest audience for almost seven years during his first months in the job, did get one nomination in the awards, officially called the Sony Radio Academy Awards. He was shortlisted for the "best use of multiplatform" prize.

Cerys Matthews is up for music radio broadcaster of the year. Rivals in the category include Jamie Cullum and Johnnie Walker - both Radio 2 - as well as 6 Music's Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie.

Other well-known chart figures are up for best music programme, including Jarvis Cocker, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Radio 2's Dermot O' Leary, Lauren Laverne and Radio 1's Zane Lowe.

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