Are podcasts on the way to domination in the radio industry? The red carpet may have been rolled out for radio stars we already know and love, but it was the podcasters who took home the top trophies. The big winner of the night was BBC Radio 5Live with six awards going to Nicky Campbell, the Breakfast Show and Sports Show of the Year despite audience addressing higher levels of dissatisfaction from the stations content this year. Radio 1Xtra won station of the year, while Radio 2 - last year’s station of the year- failed to pick up any gold awards. Overall, the BBC won 14 of the 23 gold awards on offer. Since replacing the Sony Awards as the BAFTAs of the radio industry, the ceremony has been shaken up with the absence of the nation’s biggest commercial radio station global.
Words: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is now the favourite for this year’s festive No.1 with one bookie. It comes with the campaign to mark exactly a year since George Michael’s death by getting the song to the top of the charts. The odds on George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s song being Christmas No.1 has been slashed from 11/4 to 4/6. https://twitter.com/poppyamadeus/status/920791954572611584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dwham%2521%2520last%2520christmas It is now ahead of The X Factor winner (whoever that will be) in the betting. In the past, there have been several campaigns to stop the talent show winner grabbing the top spot. Despite that, The X Factor winner have topped the chart at Christm