BBC Radio 2 drivetime DJ Chris Evans was the big winner at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards, winning double gold.
Evans won the music radio personality gong and the entertainment award for his work on the A/C-formatted station, as well as hosting the awards at London’s Grosvenor House hotel last night (May 11).
Neil Fox, who hosts Top 40 station Magic’s breakfast show, picked up the prestigious gold award for career achievement on what was otherwise a relatively quiet night for music radio, with many of the big gongs going to speech and news broadcasters.
Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe took home the music broadcaster award, while Absolute Radio picked up the live event coverage award for its on-the-road show with Coldplay. Classical station BBC Radio 3 won the U.K. station of the year award, while modern rock station BBC 6 Music’s presenting duo Adam and Joe won triple silver, but couldn’t land a top prize.
The awards honor the best in local and national radio and are judged by a panel of industry professionals.