/6 Music and Asian Network win Sony radio awards

6 Music and Asian Network win Sony radio awards

6 Music and Asian Network which have been threatened with closure by the BBC have both been awarded prizes at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The presenter of 6 Music’s Sunday afternoon show, Jarvis Cocker won the award for being a rising star. The Adam and Joe show was awarded the best comedy title. Radio 4 was regarded as the biggest winner, with the radio station picking up six prizes including a best breakfast show award for Today. Johnny Vaughan also picked up an award for his Capital FM breakfast show, the award was for best entertainment programme. The Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe also picked up two awards, while Asian Network DJ Nihal took the best speech programme category. Jarvis Cocker spoke on picking up his award about the possible closure of the radio station, “6 Music is never going to be the biggest station in the UK but it would be devastating if it was to close. 6 Music isn’t going to change the world, it just wants to make it a bit nicer”. Adam Buxton spoke about winning his award, “My children went to school and boasted about the fact their dad was on Radio 1 and knew Chris Moyles. When the children found out that wasn’t true and, in fact, the station that dad was on was closing, it was very disappointing”.