Attendees of the awards asked to donate to Audio and Radio Emergency Fund
The Audio Production Awards, sponsored by Audible, is excited to announce that this year’s audio-led show will be hosted by Jeremy Vine and Snoochie Shy, streaming live from London based studio, Spiritland Productions and lasting 90 minutes from 7pm this Thursday, 26 November.
The show is free to join and will run for 90 mins approximately, and will feature montages of the last year, specially crafted audio packages and live calls to winners, including the Production Company of the Year, and the new Life In Lockdown categories. This year’s winners of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement and Gold Award will also be revealed.
Snoochie Shy presents the late evening weekday show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, playing UK rap and drill music.
In Jeremy Vine’s midday show on BBC Radio 2 weekdays, he and guests discuss the news headlines and talk to the people making them.
Snoochie Shy said:
“Sooo gassed to be hosting the APA’s with a legend like THEEEE Jeremy Vine!!! It’s gunna be jokes!!!”
Will Jackson, Managing Director of AudioUK, which organises the awards, said:
“We know this brilliant pair of presenters have been keen to work together for a while now, so what better way to kick off such an exciting new collaboration than looking back over the last year in audio, recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievement in audio and radio production. It’s going to be a fun and entertaining show.”
The awards will be online here: www.spiritlandproductions.com/APAs2020
The APAs will also be acknowledging the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry and how it has come together to overcome such adversities. During the first lockdown, AudioUK partnered with The Radio Academy to create the Audio and Radio Emergency Fund (AREF), helping freelancers in the sector facing hardship as a result of the pandemic. The ongoing restrictions mean that many still need help with meeting everyday living costs.
AudioUK has made the awards ceremony available to listen to for free and is instead asking for donations to the Emergency Fund. Anyone who wishes to do so can donate at justgiving.com/radioacademy
Anyone knowing someone who might need assistance this winter can direct them to the Fund at audioradioemergencyfund.co.uk
Read more about the Awards nominees here: https://www.audiouk.org.uk/apas-nominations-2020-announced/