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Victoria Derbyshire up for three Sony Radio Awards

Victoria Derbyshire
Image caption Derbyshire is nominated for best news show, speech broadcaster and best speech programme

Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire has been nominated for three prizes at this year's Sony Radio Academy Awards.

The host is up for best news show, speech broadcaster and best speech programme.

Comic Frank Skinner is also nominated in three categories for his show on Absolute Radio, including best speech personality.

Radio 3, Radio 4 and TalkSport will fight it out for national station of the year prize.

Radio 2's Chris Evans, Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell, TalkSport's Alan Brazil, LBC's Nick Ferrari and 5 Live's breakfast duo Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty are in the running for best breakfast show.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will compete for the music personality of the year honour, along with Radio 1 DJs Chris Moyles and Scott Mills, who won the award last year.

Wood, 63, who hosts a show on Absolute Radio, is also shortlisted for the Rising Star Award.

He joins a number of other presenters up for two awards including Moyles and Radio 2's Jeremy Vine and Mark Radcliffe.

Image caption Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is shortlisted for a rising star award

Moyles, who recently set a new world record for an on-air marathon with sidekick Comedy Dave Vitty, is also nominated for best entertainment programme.

As well as speech broadcaster of the year, Vine also receives a nod for best interview when he grilled former Prime Minister Gordon Brown just moments after he was caught on tape calling Gillian Duffy a "bigoted woman" during the 2010 election campaign.

Competing against Vine for the honour are 5 live's Danny Baker for his interview with Sir Elton John, Radio 4's John Humphrys for Julian Assange, Magic's Neil Fox (Robbie Williams) and John Wilson (Peter Mandelson), also for Radio 4.

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