Community station Salford City Radio has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
A total of 82 volunteers provide all the output overseen by a Board of Directors and a Station Manager. Some volunteers have been with the station since its conception in 2007 with the youngest aged 18 and the oldest aged 82. It has a constant waiting list of new individuals looking to offer their time and support for free.
Paul Barber, Station Manager, said: “It is wonderful news for everyone involved with the project, especially all of our volunteers who provide constant informative, educational and entertaining programming for the City every day of the year.”
Salford City Radio is one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.
Cllr Jim King, Chair of Salford City Radio Board, added: “On behalf of our Board, manager and volunteers I’m truly delighted to be awarded this national recognition. A mega thank you too to the people of Salford, our advertisers and supporters who have helped to sustain us for the past 9 years on air.”
Salford City Radio will receive their accolade, along with all the other winners from the Greater Manchester area, in early July at a special ceremony held locally.
Radio Plus 101.5FM in Coventry has also received the honour. Tim Coleman, Station manager and Trish White, Administrator for Radio Plus attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on the 19th May where they met the Queen and other winners of this year’s award. Tim said, “We’re delighted to have been honoured with a Queen’s Award, which recognises the achievements of our amazing volunteers who give up their time to help run Radio Plus and to broadcast great programmes across Coventry.”