For the second year in a row, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has won gongs in two categories at the annual Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.
The 65-year-old Absolute Radio presenter bagged the prizes for best specialist programme for his classic rock show and feature of the year for a slot in which he meets music legends. Meanwhile, Absolute was named station of the year at the ceremony held last night at London’s Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel.
XFM DJ Danny Wallace won presenter of the year and Classic FM picked up the evening’s most prestigious honour, the Gold Award, in honour of its “creativity, innovation… and the constant refreshing of a product which enables it to stay at the top of its game.”
Elsewhere at the awards, Emma Barnett from LBC 97.3 won newcomer of the year, and Real Radio Scotland’s Breakfast with Ewen & Cat was named breakfast show of the year.
Now in their 17th year, the Awards are organised by RadioCentre, the industry body which represents commercial radio.
Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive of RadioCentre said: “The standard of entries this year was particularly high, demonstrating once again, that commercial radio remains in rude health, producing innovative, creative content and compelling radio for our listeners.”