Jamie’s weekly BBC Radio 2 show has been running for 4 years now. During this time it has gone from strength to strength, pulling in over 860,000 listeners a week.
And last night the show leaped even further forward in its success. I am extremely proud to report that Jamie’s show won the Gold Award at the Radio Academy Awards 2014 for Best Music Programme.
The judges praised Jamie for his “Natural warmth, charm, musical knowledge, as well as his passion and ability to connect with his audience and guests”
Jamie Cullum – Presenter
Karen Pearson – Producer
Ian Parkinson – Executive Producer
Andrea Rangecroft – Assistant Producer
Micky Curling – Studio Manager
Folded Wing for BBC Radio 2
The judges said “Jamie’s natural warmth, charm and musical knowledge shines through brightly. The judges were impressed by his connectivity with his guests and his passion and authenticity to engage and inform the audience about this musical genre.”
Sadly Jamie couldn’t make the awards as he is on holiday, but here is what he had to say when he woke up on the other side of the world.
Update: Here is Jamie’s lovely reaction to winning this award:
“I am so thrilled to receive this award four years into my journey as a broadcaster. It’s a role I took on with trepidation after Sir Humphrey Littleton passed away that now feels like the beating heart of my career in music
Read Jamie’s reaction in full at jamiecullum.com.
— jamiecullum (@jamiecullum) May 13, 2014
The congrtaulations have been pouring in on twitter all day, here are just a few:
— Cheltenham Festivals (@cheltfestivals) May 13, 2014
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) May 13, 2014
— Kaz Simmons (@KazSimmons) May 13, 2014
Congratulations Jamie and everyone at Folded Wing, this is a much deserved award!