Entries open for 2018 Community Radio Awards

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Entries are now open for the third UK Community Radio Awards which will takes place in September.

Volunteers and stations are being urged to enter the best of their output from the past year, and consider those team members deserving of special recognition.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “We had more than 350 entries from 70 stations last year, and I am constantly amazed by the breadth and depth of broadcasting from the UK’s community radio stations.

“The awards provide an opportunity for sharing of best practice, developing ideas, and most of all, recognising the great impact community radio has on its local communities.”

Philippa Sawyer, programme director at Wycombe Sound, last year’s station of the year, says the award has had a truly positive impact on the team.

“Being ‘Station of the Year’ is a fantastic accolade and I recommend all stations aim for it. It forces you to take a close look at all of your output and to think about everything the station does on-air and off. It’s great to focus on all the good work we do in our sector, and be proud of it.”

Submissions are open until 5pm, 18h June. Entries will be checked and sorted in July, when the judging process starts. A shortlist of 5 for each category will be produced and published prior to the ceremony.

The Awards ceremony will take place at Sheffield Hallam University during the evening of the Community Media Association’s conference, on 15th September 2018.



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