Sunday 17 December 2017

Rolling stone Ronnie Woods makes it a double with two radio awards

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys arrive at the Arqiva Commercial Radio awards at the Westminster Park Plaza hotel in London. Photo: PA
Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys arrive at the Arqiva Commercial Radio awards at the Westminster Park Plaza hotel in London. Photo: PA

ROLLING Stones star Ronnie Wood was a double-winner last night at an annual awards bash to honour commercial radio in London.





The guitarist-turned-broadcaster collected the specialist programme of the year award for his Absolute Radio show and his weekly guest slot was named best feature.



It triumphed at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in London, which also saw Absolute take the station of the year title.



XFM's Danny Wallace was named presenter of the year, while Classic FM - the country's biggest national commercial station - picked up the gold award as it celebrated its 20th year on air with judges praising its "creativity" and "innovation".



Chart-topping star Adele was awarded a prize for being the most played artist on commercial radio, an award taken by Take That for the four previous years. Jessie J was given the prize for best breakthrough.



The awards were handed out at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel at a ceremony hosted by Christian O'Connell.



Here are some of the main winners:



:: Presenter of the year (under one million listeners) - Trevor Marshall (106 JACKfm Oxfordshire)



:: Presenter of the year (over one million) - Danny Wallace (XFM)



:: Newcomer of the year - Emma Barnett (LBC 97.3)



:: Journalist/news team of the year - Radio Aire News



:: Station of the year (under 300,000) Isle of Wight Radio



:: Station of the year (300,000 to one million) 106 JACKfm Oxfordshire



:: Station of the Year (over one million) - Absolute Radio



:: Breakfast show of the year (under one million) The Bay Breakfast with Danny Matthews (The Bay)



:: Breakfast show of the year (over one million) - Real Radio Breakfast with Ewen & Cat (Real Radio Scotland)



:: Feature of the year - Ronnie Wood - The Guests (Absolute Radio)



:: Specialist programme of the year - The Ronnie Wood Show (Absolute Radio)



:: PPL most played - Adele



:: PPL breakthrough - Jessie J



:: Gold Award - Classic FM

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