Zane Lowe: this Shockwaves NME Award is the best

Radio DJ touched by listeners loyalty

Zane Lowe has declared his win for Best Radio Show at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 his best yet.

The Radio 1 DJ has monopolised the category in recent years, with NME readers consistently naming his show the finest around.

Speaking to NME.COM, Lowe said he was touched by the continuing loyalty.

“It gets more special every time,” explained the DJ. “The first time we won it for our show it was very precious, but every year it comes around you just hope that you’re still connecting with the NME readers and the new music that’s out there. So this is great.”

He added he was pleased to receive the award from presenter Jon McClure from Reverend And The Makers.

“It’s always nice to receive anything, but it’s always an awkward situation when you go up at these things,” said Lowe. “It’s always weird situation so it was great to get it from a friend.”

McClure added his own tribute to the DJ, explaining: “He means a lot people in bands. I still remember our first play on Zane’s show when we first started. My mum taped it and she’s still got in our house. It’s a big thing for any band. Radio is like the last bastion of civilisation.”

Watch NME.COM‘s exclusive video interview with Zane Lowe online now.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the highlights of ceremony are being show tonight (February 29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.