John Collins: On Scotland’s ‘meagre’ showing in the Sony Awards shortlist

THE nominations were announced this week for the annual Sony Radio Awards Awards. These are often described as the ‘Oscars’ of the UK radio industry and culminate in a glittering awards ceremony in London. The years I’ve attended, it really feels like you’re rubbing shoulders with the great and good. In fact, participating in the awards is one of the highlights of the broadcast year.

Normally, there’s a reasonable representation from Scotland. There are normally a few finalists from BBC Radio Scotland and a healthy scattering of entries from the large and small commercial stations. This reflects the resources available and the emphasis stations place on being represented – and gives the whole industry in Scotland a chance to get a nod on the national stage.

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