Gareth Jones

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Radio Leeds Sport coverage highly commended

25th March 2015

BBC Radio Leeds' Tour De France coverage was "highly commended” in the Radio Live Broadcast Category at the highly prestigious Sports Journalism Awards.

As the only non-network output nominated in the short list for the Award, BBC Radio Leeds finished behind BBC Radio 5Live, who won for their Commonwealth Games coverage.

BBC Radio Leeds branded itself as “Your Station for the Tour de France” as the station spent a year building to up the wonderful weekend. The station covered every angle of the build up to and the Grand Depart itself. On the Tour week itself the station broadcast over 32 hours of live outside broadcasts. 

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