Nick Clegg and Boris Johnson share top radio award

Call Clegg on LBC won a prestigious radio award. Credit: PA

Politicians Nick Clegg and Boris Johnson have shared a top radio award for the weekly shows in which they face the public on air.

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Mayor of London together with presenter Nick Ferrari and the rest of their LBC production team for their phone-in shows were given a special award at the Radio Academy Awards tonight for their "innovative strand" of programmes.

Organisers of the event recognised LBC's shows Call Clegg and Ask Boris for the "transformational effect" the programmes have had in putting commercial radio at the heart of the news agenda on a regular basis.

The judges' citation praised the team behind the shows for placing politicians "front of mic, hosting their own show, on a regularly scheduled basis, something never before attempted on UK radio".