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Radio 5 Live wins Sony Radio Academy Station of the Year 2010

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BBC Radio 5 Live scooped the Sony Radio Academy UK Station of the Year 2010 last night at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The station received the Award, the top accolade in the radio industry which recognises achievement from across the whole of the UK radio industry, from Tim Blackmore, the Chairman of the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra Controller Adrian Van Klaveren said: "It's a brilliant achievement for everyone on the station – a superb team of talented presenters and the most passionate and committed team of people behind the microphone I've worked with.

"It's truly an award for everyone who works on 5 Live and everyone should feel the credit. But above all I'd like to thank our listeners – our connections with them and their contribution to our programmes is the heart and soul of what we do."

Mark Kermode, who hosts Radio 5 Live's film review show alongside Simon Mayo (Fridays 2-4pm), earned the Gold award for the Best Specialist Contributor.

Victoria Derbyshire, who hosts the 10am-12pm slot weekdays on Radio 5 Live, received Silver awards for Best News and Current Affairs Programme, and for Speech Broadcaster of the Year.

5 Live Breakfast hosted by Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, weekdays (6-10am) won a Bronze award.

Radio 5 Live's digital sister station Radio 5 Live Sports Extra also reached the final three in the Digital Station of the Year category, marking a remarkable Sony year for BBC Radio 5 Live with a total of nine nominations.

BBC Radio 5 Live and its sister station Radio 5 Live Sports Extra was nominated under the following categories at the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards:

UK Station of the Year
BBC Radio 5 Live – Gold award winner

Best Specialist Contributor
Mark Kermode – Gold Award Winner

Speech Broadcaster of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire – Silver award Winner

Best News and Current Affairs Programme
Victoria Derbyshire – Silver award winner

Breakfast Show of the Year (10 million plus)
5 Live Breakfast – Bronze award winner


Best Sports Programme
Sportsweek – Front Page Media for BBC Radio 5 Live

Best Live Event Coverage
Test Match Special: The Ashes – BBC Radio Sport for BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4

Best Interview
Victoria Derbyshire interviews Peter Bacon

Digital Station of the Year
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra


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