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Hattrick of awards for Silk FM

TLRC station Silk FM has been awarded the Radio Academy North West Station of the Year at the Nations and Regions awards, for the third year running.

The award comes six months after the Macclesfield station took the Sony Gold in the Station of the Year (under 300,000) category at the 2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards.

The judges said: "The station was a really creative, engaging and feel-good listen. There were excellent production values, an enthusaism that came through the speakers – and well thought out locally relevant speech content."

Programme Controller Andy Bailey told RadioToday.co.uk: "You could be forgiven for thinking our motivation is to enter and win awards! I can promise you it's not, although by all accounts we're having an impressive run. We remain focused on providing first class local radio with an edge – any award is a lovely bonus."

Silk FM will now be considered along with other Nations and Regions winners from across the UK for nomination in the Station of the Year (under 300,000) category at the 2009 Sony Awards.

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