Wednesday, December 31, 2014


There's a touch of ying and yang in the New Year Honours List  - CBE status for outgoing Radio 3 Controller and Director of the Proms, Roger Wright; and CBE for Alan Davey, incoming Controller of Radio 3, for his work at the Arts Council.

Elsewhere there's a rather poor haul for Auntie, with tangential claims of gongs for Esther Rantzen, Steve Cram, James Caan and perhaps Meera Syal. On the digital front, Tony Ageh, BBC Controller of Archive Development and a co-creator of the iPlayer, gets an OBE, and the revelation of his full name - Anthony Olusola Ademola Ageh.

In the north-west, presenter and producer Rob McLoughlin is the only person, amongst over 1,200, with "broadcasting" in their citation. Jamal Edwards, who set up the music video channel SBTV, is really a broadcaster. "Radio" brings up Mark Barber, Planning Director of the Radio Advertising Bureau. And Trevor Baylis' most famous invention was, of course, the clockwork radio.

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