Absolute Radio's Lloyd and LBC's Barkes make BPG Awards shortlist

Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd and Duncan Barkes show on LBC both represent commercial radio on the shortlists for the Broadcasting Press Guild's radio awards.

Geoff Loyd: shortlisted for Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Geoff Loyd: shortlisted for Radio Broadcaster of the Year

Lloyd is shortlisted for Radio Broadcaster of the Year alongside Jane Garvey, a presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and Sean Rafferty, the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

Duncan Barkes, who presents the late-night phone in on Global Radio’s LBC, is up against Germany: Memories of a Nation, the Radio 4 documentary presented by the British Museum’s Neil MacGregor, and Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The awards, which are chosen by journalists who write about TV and radio, are sponsored by Discovery Channel. The winners will be announced at the awards lunch in central London next month.

The shortlist:

Radio Programme of the Year:

Germany: Memories of a Nation (BBC Radio 4)
Duncan Barkes (LBC) 
Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (BBC Radio 5 Live).

Radio Broadcaster of the Year:

Jane Garvey, Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4)
Sean Rafferty, In Tune (BBC Radio 3)
Geoff Lloyd, Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show (Absolute Radio).