BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland presenter, Philly Taggart, has been nominated in the DAB Rising Star category at the prestigious Sony Awards.
The industry awards are considered the benchmark for all radio practitioners, and it is a coup that Taggart has been nominated alongside other presenters from the 'regions'.
Taggart is known as a champion of Northern Irish artists, and has garnered rave reviews for his laidback style and witty banter.
'The judges were impressed by Phil's infectious enthusiasm for the music he plays,' said one Sony executive.
'He is able to evangalise about new music in a very natural and "non geeky" way. Here is a DJ who clearly loves the contemporary music scene and is able to relate that to his listeners in a very exciting manner.'
The Rising Star award is voted for by the public. To vote for Taggart, log on to the Sony Awards website.