Forth One’s Boogie in the Morning wins award at ‘Oscars for UK radio’ the ARIAs

An Edinburgh breakfast radio show scooped up an award at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs) this week.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Friday, 28th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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The awards which were held on Wednesday are known as ‘the Oscars for UK radio and audio’, recognising the individuals and teams who excel at their craft and produce the very best body of work in the world.

Forth One’s Boogie in the Morning took the bronze award in the category, while Fleur East’s Hits Radio Breakfast Show took silver, and Greg James’s Radio One Breakfast show took the top spot.

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Forth 1's breakfast show took home an award on Wednesday night at top radio awards

Following the win, Boogie, whose real name is Andy Bouglas, tweeted: “Tonight it was the radio awards in London and we got bronze for the breakfast show.

“Thanks to everyone who listens, calls in and gets involved in the show. These awards are always down to you.

“Massive congrats to @gregjames on the gold and @FleurEast for the silver. #ukarias”

Forth One tweeted: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won a Bronze Award at the #UKARIAS (the UK radio Oscars!) last night for Best Music Breakfast Show for Boogie In The Morning!

“Thank you to all our incredible listeners.”

Radio Forth’s parent company Bauer Media took a further three awards home including Radio Times Moment of the Year which was won by the Big Football Show for the commentary of Scotland’s qualification for the Euros.

Graham Bryce, group managing director, Hits Radio Brand Networks, said: “Radio has played an increasingly important role during the pandemic by keeping people connected and engaged as well as conveying important and essential information.

“This is well deserved recognition for the commitment of our teams who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that they deliver relevant and entertaining content to enrich the lives of listeners, and to be a familiar and reassuring presence during lockdowns.

“As well as being there during the more challenging times it was also very rewarding to be able to share the highs of Scotland qualifying for their first tournament in 22 years, and I’m sure that the outpouring of emotion in our studio matched that in homes right across the country.”

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