Wave 105’s managing director Martin Ball has been honoured with the gold award for outstanding achievement at the Bauer Media Awards 2016.

More than 2,000 people celebrated Martin’s achievements with a standing ovation at the Copper Box at London’s Olympic Park where he was recognised for his outstanding performance and service to Wave 105 and the Bauer Media Group.

Martin has enjoyed a media and radio career spanning four decades and has been the driving force behind Wave 105’s success, since its conception in 1998. He has also assumed the role of chairman and trustee of the Wave 105 charity Cash for Kids.

Celebrating its 18th birthday this month, Wave 105 is the south’s leading commercial radio station reaches an audience of 553,000 people every month.

Martin added: “I’m delighted to be honoured with this award as we celebrate our 18th Birthday. I’m very proud of our achievements but never lose sight of our ambition to consistently deliver engaging and relevant content to our audiences that reflects life in the south.”

The Bauer Media Awards celebrate the achievements of commercial media under the Bauer Media Group umbrella.  Bauer Media Group is Europe’s largest private media group