The Winners 2012 > Breakfast Show of the Year (10 million plus)
KISS Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie
Programme Director: Andy Roberts
Dep. Programme Director: Simon Long
Producer: Adam K
Broadcast Assistant: Dan Hudson
Presenters: Rickie Haywood Williams
“This was exciting, witty and intelligent broadcasting for a contemporary audience.
The three hosts had a chemistry which is rare - with all 3 being strong presenters in their own right, but with a rapport which took the show from a format into something which had its own 'life' and energy.
The range of content was impressive - covering items as diverse as the London riots and 'A' Level advice through to 'what to wear on a first date' and 'how to behave at work parties' - always delivered in a way which connected. This was an intelligent programme, with great authenticity of voice perfect for its target audience.
Rickie, Melvin and Charlie produce radio which makes superb breakfast show listening - full of life, fun and energy...these three presenters don't just talk to their audience, they are their audience.
This is exciting breakfast radio at its best.”
The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show
Writer & Producer: Rhys Phillips
“Christian O'Connell is a radio presenter at the top of his game. He has matured into a funny, warm and accomplished host. This is a presenter who can move seamlessly from waspish witty banter, to just being a 'dad'. He is undoubtedly one of the funniest people on radio - but he manages to connect beyond just being funny.
The whole team provide a great, interactive show...from star interviews, through to the 'Mobility Scooter Grand Prix' and 'Big in the 80's'.
Put simply, Christian connects - his timing is exceptional. This is a show which is confident, well produced and textured.
It is perfect breakfast time listening.”
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
Producer/main writer/creator: Bill Dare
actor: Jess Robinson
actor: Jon Culshaw
actor: Lewis MaCleod
actor: Duncan Whisby
actor: Margaret Cabourn Smith
actor/writer: Julian Dutton
writers: Jason Hazely
writers: Rufus Jones
“Chris Evans deserves all of the plaudits afforded to him since he took over the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. He is totally in control of the show, balancing the great breadth of content with immaculate ease. There are features within the show such as Head 2 Healines, and 'Top Tenuous' which are now firmly established as part of the breakfast routine.
Chris Evans is a presenter who listens - he listens to his listeners and his guests alike. He is obviously engaged by his audience and fascinated by their experiences and lives. This is truly a family show which can engage everyone.
It is full of high quality content - with the 500 Words story writing competition being a truly moving highlight.
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show is a force of nature - it is full of goodwill. Chris can make stars and listeners feel equally at ease with him because he is truly interested in what they have to say. The whole show is a multi-facetted conversation.
Heart Breakfast (London)
BBC Radio 5 live
Presenter: Colin Murray
Exec Producer: Gregor Cameron
Writer: Giles Boden
Senior Producer: Simon Crosse
Producer: Mike Holt
Assistant Producer: Charlie Copsey
BBC Radio 5 live
“The judges felt that this was a really enjoyable, engaging family listen. The whole presenting team worked well together - and the move from one co-host to another because of maternity leave, had obviously been achieved seamlessly.
Jamie Theakston is obviously at home in the Breakfast show. This is a polished show with very high production standards. This is warm and funny radio - with some real laugh out loud moments.”
BBC Radio 5 live
5 live Breakfast
Presenter/Producer: Nick Ferrari
Output Producer: Jo Newsholme
Set up Producer: Zoe Kalus
Programme Editor: Alex Mahdavi
Assistant Producer: Jessica Howe
Studio Operations: Clive Jones
Programme Director - LBC: Jonathan Richards
BBC News LBC 97.3
“The production and presenting skills shown within this show are of a very high standard. The change of pace, tone and texture throughout the show makes for a compelling and engaging listen. The presenting team's ability to change gear from one story to another is exceptional.
This is a great show - mixing news and sport effortlessly. It takes great skill to be able to carry a news agenda with authority while also being presenters with real personality and humour. The production levels, the standard of presentation, and the breadth of stories makes this an entry worthy of its nomination.”