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Radio Production Awards 2015 – The Winners!

The win­ners for the 2015 Radio Pro­duc­tions Awards have been announced, with Air­ing Pain’s very own pro­duc­er and pre­sen­ter Paul Evans tak­ing home the Best Nations & Regions Pro­duc­er prize!

Paul won the award (spon­sored by Quat­train) for not only all of his invalu­able work for us at Pain Con­cern; includ­ing our AP71: Pro­tect our Girls pro­gramme (that is now also avail­able on YouTube) but all of his free­lance work with BBC Radio Wales.

The cer­e­mo­ny host­ed on Tues­day evening (24th Novem­ber) at London’s Hip­po­drome The­atre, and was organ­ised by the Radio Inde­pen­dents Group (RIG), with the con­tin­ued sup­port from the Radio Acad­e­my. It was host­ed by BBC Radio 1 pre­sen­ter Gem­ma Cair­ney and the guests pre­sent­ing the awards includ­ed fel­low pre­sen­ters Goldirocks and Clara Amfo, as well as Dotun Ade­bayo, Roger Bolton, Sue McGre­gor and jour­nal­ist and pre­sen­ter John McCarthy.

Now in their sixth year, the RPAs recog­nise and cel­e­brate the pro­duc­tion skills of radio and audio pro­duc­ers based in the UK or sup­ply­ing UK-based broad­cast­ers from over­seas. This year’s nom­i­nees includ­ed a total of 26 dif­fer­ent indie shows, with 12 nom­i­na­tions for the BBC and 10 for com­mer­cial radio.

To find out about all the win­ners in full: Click here!

Edit­ed on 30.11.2015

Paul’s cat­e­go­ry is new and is ulti­mate­ly designed to recog­nise out­stand­ing achieve­ment from a UK based pro­duc­er in any genre whose pri­ma­ry work­ing base is out­side the Greater Lon­don area, or in Scot­land, Wales or North­ern Ire­land. Where pos­si­ble entries should high­light the way in which the pro­duc­er has ben­e­fit­ed from, or reflect­ed either a region­al out­look, or alter­na­tive nation­al out­look, in their pro­gramme-mak­ing. The award was pre­sent­ed to Paul by Dotun Adebayo.

Paul’s entry was engag­ing through­out, but it includ­ed a ‘stop what you’re doing’ moment with Air­ing Pain — a pod­cast for Pain Con­cern about Female Gen­i­tal Muti­la­tion. This incred­i­bly pow­er­ful pro­duc­tion dealt with the sub­ject with great hon­esty and sen­si­tiv­i­ty. This is real­ly impor­tant pro­gramme mak­ing. The rest of Paul’s entry demon­strat­ed how root­ed his pro­grammes are in Wales; with intel­li­gent and well-craft­ed sto­ries about events in Welsh his­to­ry. In his pro­gramme reflect­ing on the Gres­ford Col­liery dis­as­ter, Paul beau­ti­ful­ly helps to keep the mem­o­ry of those who per­ished alive. The breadth of mate­r­i­al shown in Paul’s entry, demon­strate an abil­i­ty to bring his tal­ents as a pre­sen­ter and pro­duc­er to bear on many dif­fer­ent kinds of radio project. The judges felt that this ver­sa­til­i­ty com­bined with his excel­lent sto­ry­telling abil­i­ty made him the deserv­ing win­ner.” ~

Award Judges Pan­el on Paul’s submission