Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm has been short-listed in three categories in the inaugural national Community Radio Awards. Receiving nominations in the prestigious “Station of the Year” category, “Speech & Journalism of the Year” award for the ‘Chance to Meet’ programme featuring Bryn Hughes, Father of PC Nicola Hughes and ‘Sounds of Folk’ is nominated in the “Specialist Music of the Year” category.
These independent, not for profit awards invited entries from any licensed Community Radio station, with 235 entries received from stations up and down the country.
The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday September 10, at Birmingham City University, with Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for each for the 16 categories being revealed and recognised.
Awards chair Martin Steers said:
“The judges who were involved in the process were absolutely fantastic. They have told me they were completely overwhelmed by the quality and variety of awards submitted.”
Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm Station Manager David McGealy said:
“We’ve always been pleased at the wonderful feedback we receive from our local listeners about our programmes, however to be recognised by our peers in the wider Community Radio sector gives an extra boost to our team of dedicated volunteers.”
Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm were invited to submit short recordings and written information about the programmes broadcast and the other community activities the station is involved with.
Listen to the audio from our entries