British DJ and broadcaster, Pete Tong, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Broadcasting and Music in the New Year’s Honours List 2014. The MBE caps a hugely successful year for Tong. He relocated to Los Angeles in September due to the increase in US-based broadcasting activity via his daily All Gone Pete Tong radio show on Evolution (a new dance music station on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's digital radio platform), and a weekly one-hour syndicated show, Evolution With Pete Tong.
Pete Tong: “It's great to receive this honour for being a DJ. I'm proud that it acknowledges a profession that I care about a great deal, and one that’s made a huge impact around the world. I'd like to thank BBC Radio 1 for its unerring commitment to dance and electronic music and for supporting and encouraging me for over two decades. I'd like to thank all the club promoters in the UK and around the world for their passion and commitment to putting on amazing events and the artists producers and DJs that have been making and innovating with the music. This wouldn't have happened without so many great tunes. Finally, to my family and team who have supported me on this journey in so many ways - thank you.”
This is a huge achievement for Pete Tong and fantastic acknowledgement to his ongoing commitment to dance music. Well done!