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Isle of Wight Radio wins Radio Academy award

Isle of Wight Radio has been named RADIO ACADEMY STATION OF THE YEAR FOR THE SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST

Once again Isle of Wight Radio has won this major radio award for an unprecedented second year in a row.

Over 50 local radio stations both BBC and commercial were eligible for the vote and Isle of Wight Radio was chosen again by the panel of radio experts.

The area covered by the awards stretches as far north as Milton Keynes and also includes London and across to the Kent coast. The station is now shortlisted for UK Station of the Year at the prestigious radio ‘Oscars’ the Sony Academy Awards which are held in May.

The Judges were clearly impressed by what they heard;

“There’s always a danger for local radio to be cliched and small sounding but this one station sounded consistently professional and larger than life, whilst being obviously connected with its community. The judges feel that…this station truly celebrated and championed its locality.”

Station Manager Andy Shier is understandably thrilled;

“To win this award once was amazing but to receive this accolade two years in a row is terrific news. It’s great for us but it’s also great for the Island to know that its own local station is held in such high esteem across the country. We’d like to thank every one of our local listeners and advertisers for helping us make the best local radio there is!!”

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