BBC Coventry and Warwickshire has been named Station of the Year at the 2016 Frank Gillard Awards, while BBC Radio Merseyside won four Gold awards.
The Sun newspaper's Associate Editor, Trevor Kavanagh, has said the BBC should "think twice" about whether to continue to provide local radio services.
Radio listening remains strong despite the summer of sport. Some stations enjoyed a large increase whilst others took a hit quarterly and yearly.
The nominations for the BBC Local Radio awards are out, and BBC Radio Leeds getting five, followed by BBC Tees and Berkshire on four each.
The speech-led BBC show, to be broadcast on all 39 stations in England, will air from 7-10pm.
We talk to UKRD's William Rogers about local radio following news of more licence returns.
Station of the Year goes to North East, while WM's Ed Doolan gets lifetime achievement prize.