It has been announced, today, that Tony Blackburn will be presented with the Gold Award at this years Radio Academy Awards on May 12th. Tony becomes the first person ever to receive 2 Gold Awards and the Academy have recognised Tony in 2014 as he celebrates 50 years in radio. Chair of the awards committee John Myers said: “Tony Blackburn is not only loved by his listeners, but also by his fellow broadcasters right across the UK. He has become an icon of British broadcasting with a commitment to and a love for radio that remains unmatched by just about anyone in the medium today. 50 years on the air and still going strong is a remarkable achievement and we are thrilled to mark this occasion with the prestigious 2014 Gold Award”.
Fresh from her role on the England World Cup Qualifiers last weekend, TINA DAHELEY returns to BBC3 at 8pm tonight to co-host Free Speech live from Winchester. Promising a real ding-dong of a debate this is a show not to be missed.
Brand new sketch show, “Sniggers With Attitude”, created by and starring JASON LEWIS, premieres on London Live on Friday 18th April at 9.30pm. A sketch show that aims to give out a dose of comedy, straight with no chaser!
Missed last night’s brand new episode of “Susan Calman is Convicted” Series 2? Don’t worry, catch up with the Radio Times pick of the week on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04001kn/Susan_Calman_Is_Convicted_Series_2_Appearance/.