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. For anyone wondering what an MBE is it's a few degrees below being a knight (see here).
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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 (over 80 commercial hit radio FM radio stations across America). Tong continues to host his weekly BBC Radio 1 show (and the Essential Mix, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary).