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40 years of commercial radio celebrated with industry roll of honour

By Angela Haggerty | Reporter

July 3, 2013 | 2 min read

Forty years of commercial radio will be celebrated on Wednesday night by honouring industry names including Chris Evans, Christian O'Connell and Chris Tarrant OBE at a 'Roll of Honour' Arqiva Awards ceremony.

Roll of honour: Chris Evans is among the names attending

Other names on the roll of honour - in association with Audioboo and chosen by an independent committee appointed by the RadioCentre board after industry nominations - include Lord Jimmy Gordon CBE, Global Radio's Richard Park and Ashley Tabor, Bauer's Dee Ford, Sir Charles Dunstone and Richard Attenborough CBE.

Chair of selection committee, Paul Brown, said: "We all enjoyed a splendid walk down memory lane - a real privilege and a reminder of the fun we had all had in our various commercial radio roles.

"We considered so many talented and influential people and have ended up with a powerful 40 that reflect a fascinating 40 years."

The selection committee comprised Gillian Reynolds of the Daily Telegraph, author and broadcaster John Myers, former chief executive of GCap Radio, RadioCentre chairman Dianne Thompson, Arqiva Awards chairman Lisa Kerr and RadioCentre CEO Andrew Harrison.

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