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Hospital radio nominated for news award

A hospital radio station in Devon has been nominated for a regional news and current affairs award, against the BBC.

Hospital Radio Plymouth is hoping to beat Radio Cornwall to the title of Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year in the EDF Energy South West Media Awards.

The station is no stranger to winning awards – it has been winner or runner up for Station of the Year in the National Hospital Radio Awards for each of the past four years as well as being crowned Volunteer Team of the Year in local Inspiring Volunteering Awards in 2009.

Hospital Radio Plymouth Station Manager Andrew Hill told RadioToday.co.uk: “A lot of effort went into our city election coverage and I am delighted we are in the final three being considered for the regional EDF award.”

It is the second time in 3 years the station has been a shortlisted finalist in the awards. In 2009 their Josie Scobling was a runner up for Radio Journalist of the Year for a documentary on the effects a stroke can have.

Also nominated, BBC Radio Cornwall’s Debbie McCrory is up for Newcomer of the Year, whilst Robin Markwell from BBC Radio Bristol and Laurence Reed from BBC Radio Cornwall battle it out for Radio Journalist of the Year.

The 2011 Awards will be held at the Energy Skills Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset, on Thursday 2 June, and we’ll tweet the winner on RadioTodayLive once announced.

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