Community Radio Awards
personBy Simon Wilson
access_timePosted 12 March 2016, 9.57am est
Hi I've been looking into Community Radio Awards, as we've been invited to a couple of events. However just trying to work out which one is legitimate/official as I'm pretty sure there isn't 4 events for CMA . Any help/advice would be great. Cheers
At the moment, as far as I'm aware, there isn't an 'official' community radio awards yet.
I've not heard of any. I know that Community Stations could enter the Sonys when they were running, however they had to pay an entry fee. It was quite a lot of money that could have been spent elsewhere.
The Community Radio Awards that I am organising communityradioawards.co.uk does have the support of the CMA.
I look forward to seeing what happens with your Awards Martin. I am hoping that my current Community Station will be allowed to enter. We have been granted an FM Licence but are still sorting out a FM Launch date. However, we have been broadcasting online for a number of years.
Hi to the above comments
(This is the team of the community radio awards (DOT.COM)
Apologies if there has been any confusion towards the community radio awards 2016, as we have been planning these awards for over 2 years we have never been aware of any other community radio awards being organised by another party.
Our particular community radio awards are something we have been working
on for over 2 years, these awards will look into the fantastic work volunteers
up and down the country achieve. We want to reward these stations with
the ultimate prize of becoming station of the year, presenter of the
year, volunteer of the year alongside other categories. We have selected a
team of the highest quality to judge these awards, including people who are well and truly respected within the industry with; Roy Martin founder of Radio Today, Stephanie Hirst Presenter at BBC Radio Manchester, John Gilmour Presenter BBC Radio Lancashire, Liz Ellis BBC Radio Stoke and Andy Mitchell Radio Wave Blackpool these judges are well known within the radio spectrum,with another massive Radio personality to be announced within the next week. The evening will include a red carpet entrance, drinks on arrival,your personal table waitress and host,a three course meal,a full evening of entertainment and more.For more details check out our website - (communityradioawards.com)
Just to finish I would embrace the opportunity to work alongside Martin
Steers from the (Community Media Association)
Thank for your comment.
With regards to the two Awards merging, I would have to sit down with both my team and Martin Steers for a discussion before any decision could be reached. However, this is something we would be open too.
The organiser of these awards should be completely independent,and have no direct involvement or association with any community radio station across the United Kingdom for fairness within the awards.
your personal table waitress
I'd recommend thinking again about your language here.
Not exactly the sexiest radio channel on the dial is Hamilton Sound in Lanarkshire. Online only Hamilton Sound is a talking newspaper of The Hamilton Advertiser. It is a local service for the blind & partially sighted with contribution from dedicated volunteers.
Audio services like Hamilton Sound could be considered a good ambassador for community radio, contributing real diversity of choice to listeners!
Recognition of a good idea should go to services like it!
Sounds like you really are doing fantastic work!
In its inaugural year the Community Radio Awards are only accepting submissions from Ofcom licensed CR stations, however I promise you that in the future we are looking at Podcasting, Internet Radio, DAB & RSL stations.
All the best Martin with your future awards,do you run a community radio station at the moment?
I dont run a CR station at the moment no, I am involved with a few projects and provide advice & support when / where I can.
As the breakfast presenter on a CR any awards that either myself or the team to which I belong could be recognised at is A Good Thing.
Hi James you can now enter your community radio station through our website,we are now moving fast with entries.A very good luck and hope to see you in August at the ceremony.
The community radio awards are something we have been working on for a while following consultation with community radio stations across the country.
These awards will highlight the fantastic work volunteers up and down the country achieve, by inviting them to a prestigious evening where they have the opportunity to collect a national award and recognised by there peers within the world of community radio.
We have selected a team of the highest quality to judge these awards people who are well and truly respected and known within the industry, including Roy Martin founder of Radio today Stephanie Hirst Presenter at BBC Radio Manchester.
John Gilmour Presenter BBC Radio Lancashire, Liz Ellis BBC Radio Stoke and Andy Mitchell Newsreader and mentor at Radio Wave Blackpool.
The evening will be packed with a full lineup of entertainment including red carpet entrance, drinks on arrival and a three course meal.
We feel it is important to make the evening as special as possible, given that some people will have travelled a fair distance to reach the venue.
Just to finish I would like the opportunity to work alongside Martin Steers with his own community awards as we agree with many of the comments that having two is confusing and counter productive for the community
Head of Communications for..Communityradioawards.com Mr M.R.Rowbotham
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