Jon Holmes to host the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards


Cult comic and broadcasting legend Jon Holmes to host the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards on Tuesday 17 May 2016

Radiocentre is delighted to announce that the multi award winning writer, comedian and broadcaster Jon Holmes will be hosting the 21st Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards on Tuesday 17 May 2016.

The awards are organised by Radiocentre. Arqiva is proud to be the awards’ headline sponsor for the 17th year running. Tickets for ceremony go on sale at 7 am on Wednesday 13 April from Radiocentre has received a huge number of entries this year and expect that buzz to go right through to the night itself.

Jon Holmes is an eight-time Sony radio award winner and a double BAFTA-winner. He most recently presented the XFM Breakfast Show where he was nominated for Presenter of the Year. On screen, Jon has recently appeared in Crackanory and the controversial Channel 4 mockumentary UKIP: The First 100 Days. He co-wrote Horrible Histories and co-created the multi-award winning Dead Ringers. His website describes him as “the short one from BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show”. His book, “part memoir, part explanation as to why men are so rubbish” is entitled A Portrait of an Idiot as a Young Man and was published last year.

Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre says: “it is brilliant that Jon Holmes is hosting the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards this year. His edgy, absolutely of-the-moment wit and typically British self-deprecation will bring refreshing irreverence to one of the most important events in commercial radio. We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests to a second cracking night at Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse in May.”

Jon Holmes says: “I look forward to hosting the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards. Handily the event combines four of my favourite things which are commercials, radio, awards, and, of course, Arqiva, because I’m a huge fan of communications infrastructure and media services that operate at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.”

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