Sir Michael Parkinson, 2005
Legendary broadcaster and star-maker.
David Munns, Chairman of the Award committee, said:
”Michael Parkinson is that rare person that has stayed at the top of the broadcasting tree for over three decades because what he says and plays on his shows has a resonance with successive generations of listeners and viewers – Parky’s seal of approval has come to mean a great deal to many artists. His passion for music, enthusiasm for discovering and encouraging new artists, and his ability to spot a winner is unique: every record label in the country would love to bottle his A&R talent.”