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Rock and 80s win on Freesat

Planet Rock and Absolute 80s both picked up awards at the recent Freesat Awards 2010 event.

The national rock station won Channel of the Year – Listener's Choice, whilst Absolute's 80s channel took home Best Specialist Radio Station.

In awarding the gong, the judges said: "Absolute 80s won for doing something new with a very en vogue genre, achieving an "astonishing" reach in a very short period of time. We were impressed by its ability to attract a huge amount of interest both from presenters and people that want to be involved in the station – but even more importantly, from listeners."

Meanwhile, Planet Rock's Malcolm Bluemel said: “Our listeners are passionate about the station and so this award goes to them for all their support. Winning a Sony Award in May and now this, we have not only been recognized by our peers but now by our listeners too”.

Planet Rock also won the 2010 Sony Radio Academy “Digital Station of the Year”.

The growing platform is now home to almost 30 radio stations including Capital FM, Insight, BFBS, WRN all BBC national stations. GMG's Smooth Radio will be joining the service in time for the launch of its national service in October.

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