BBC Radio Sheffield has won the Station of the Year award at a recent Radio Academy Yorkshire branch event.
The team collected the special trophy during the annual Christmas Quiz held in Leeds on December 15th. Bradford community radio station BCB 106.6 FM won Silver whilst University Radio York came third.
Video of announcement via Facebook here.
The quiz was won by team from Minster FM.
Here are the citations for the awards from the local judges:
Bronze – University Radio York
The station is well-targeted, very entertaining – and with a well-defined sound and a personality that suits its audience. Programming and production ideas show real innovation and the station appears to have ambition that puts it far beyond the stereotype for student radio.
Silver – BCB
Compelling content with a depth of first-class programming that’s reflective of the area served. It’s a station that tackles issues head-on and puts politicians on the spot without ever being aggressive. The station is inclusive, collaborative and deeply rooted in its community, giving local people a chance to be heard.
Gold – BBC Radio Sheffield
Some superb radio on show here. The station is proud and passionate about its area with a strong personality and a great sense of fun. It’s evident that presenters and producers are right at the heart of life in the patch – they clearly know the audience and create programming that’s both engaging and entertaining for them. It’s also a station that cares deeply about its audience and wants to involve them. It’s not afraid to hold people to account – and has creativity and personality by the bucket-load. A shining example of what local radio should be.