In the words of Luke it’s a Travesty Luke did not claim first place but had only just been beaten by Dan and Phil from Radio 1.
Since leaving BoltonFM Luke went onto to work for RockFM, his Sunday Night slot’s have been a huge success in which he manages to bag some pretty huge celebs every week.
Radio industry newcomers Dan Howell and Phil Lester, from BBC Radio 1, have won the first ever Sony Golden Headphones Award. They received their award this evening from television presenter Caroline Flack at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards.
The Sony Golden Headphones Award is a new ‘listeners’ choice’ category that has seen intense competition from radio heavyweights and newcomers alike in the battle to be crowned the nation’s favourite radio presenter.
There were four runners-up for the award, including veteran radio presenter Danny Baker (BBC Radio 5 live), the winner of the 2011 Sony DAB Rising Star Award, Robbie Savage (BBC Radio 5 live), and two strong regional contenders with Hirsty, Danny and JoJo (Capital FM Yorkshire) and Luke Marsden (97.4 Rock FM).
However, it was Dan and Phil who took the hotly contested title. Both presenters were originally video bloggers, amassing over one million YouTube subscribers, before moving to BBC Radio 1 with the support of their loyal fan base.
Additional Award presenters included Colin Montgomerie, Myleene Klass, Patrick Kielty, Clare Balding, John Craven, Tulisa, Billy Ocean, Guy Garvey, Blue, Lenny Henry, Emma Willis, Stephen Mulhern and Alfie Boe.
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