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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April, 2004, 09:11 GMT 10:11 UK
Radio 1's Moyles up for best DJ
Chris Moyles
Moyles goes head-to-head with Jonathan Ross for best DJ
BBC Radio 1 breakfast host Chris Moyles has been nominated for the DJ of the Year award at this year's Sony Radio Academy Awards.

He is nominated alongside Kiss 100's Bam Bam, Xfm's Christian O'Connell, BBC Radio 2's Jonathan Ross and Nottingham-based Trent FM's Jo and Twiggy.

Moyles, 29, took over the breakfast show in January from Sara Cox.

New Zealand-born Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, who hosts an evening rock show, is shortlisted for best music broadcaster.

However, Radio 1 has missed out on a recommendation for national station of the year at the nomination announcement in London on Tuesday night.

The shortlisted stations for this year are BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and Radio Five Live.

Christian O'Connell's programme for London-based Xfm is nominated alongside Moyles for breakfast show of the year, along with Hull-based Viking FM's Foxy and Tom, JK and Joel of Manchester station Key 103, Terry Wogan on Radio 2 and BBC Radio Norfolk's Today in Norfolk.

Moyles has also been nominated for his previous drivetime slot on Radio 1. The DJ of the year category has been reinstated after 15 years.

As well as a nomination for best DJ, Jonathan Ross - also the host of BBC One's Film 2004 - received a nomination for his show in weekly music show of the year.

Radio 4 plaudits

Xfm's O'Connell has been nominated for three awards, which also include breakfast show of the year and the entertainment award.

JK and Joel from Key 103 also won three nominations, which include the entertainment award.

BBC Radio 4 dominated the news categories, with its flagship Today programme shortlisted in the news output section.

Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan is in contention for his Radio 2 breakfast show

The station has also been shortlisted for three entries in the news story of the year award, and it has also picked up multiple entries in the news programme and best speech categories.

The BBC's fledgling digital urban music service, 1Xtra, has been nominated for five awards.

It has been nominated for best daily music show for Lunchtime with Ace and Invisible, and also weekly music show of the year for Dancehall Splurt.

The awards are picked by a panel of 100 industry experts.

They will be handed out at a ceremony in London on 12 May, hosted by Paul Gambaccini.


SEE ALSO:
DJ Moyles 'storms' breakfast show
05 Jan 04  |  Entertainment
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Presenter Ross triumphs at awards
09 Mar 04  |  Entertainment
Sony Radio Awards 2003: Winners
08 May 03  |  Entertainment


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