Jazz FM's Sarah Ward, Chris Philips and Nigel Williams up for radio awards

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Two of Jazz FM's longest serving presenters, DJs Sarah Ward and Chris Philips, have been nominated for a Radio Industry ARIAS Award and a Parliamentary Jazz Award respectively. Ward has been with the station since its early and has worked in commercial radio since the 1970s, and has been nominated for The Sarah Ward Collection in the 'Best Specialist Music Show' category. Philips, who joined Jazz FM in 1990 when the station was first launched, and where he's now Head of Music as well as presenting the Morning Show and The Blueprint, is nominated in the Best Jazz Media category at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Nigel Williams' programme Mardis Gras 2017 with British Airways has also been nominated for an ARIAS award in the Best Branded Content category. Fellow Jazz FM presenter Chris Gilvear, has been named as one of 2017's '30 Under 30 – ones to watch in the radio industry' by the Radio Academy and ReelWorld's annual list of emerging radio talent. The winners of the Radio Industry ARIAS take place on 19 October at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, while the Parliamentary Jazz Awards take place at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Holborn on 10 October.

– Mike Flynn

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