Bristol's Ujima Radio scoops second major award within a year

From a press release to
Posted 6 January 2016, 4.18am est

Less than a year after the much loved community radio station was fighting for its life, Ujima Radio have won a second prestigious award the 2015 MTM award for best Community Group in the South West. This award follows hot on the heels of receiving a National Diversity Award just a few months ago.

"It’s an amazing achievement for all at Ujima Radio," said stations founder Kevin Philemon. "Its our second major award in a month who would have thought that less than a year ago we were fighting for our lives as we were effectively forced to leave our original premises in St Paul's. Now we have over 130 volunteers from a range of the most disadvantaged communities in the city, we are going from strength to strength in our new home at the Creative Youth Network building in the very heart of Bristol."

It was recognized by the awarding panel that Ujima Radio plays a positive role not just with BME communities but with all groups facing disadvantage who do not get their voices heard.

The Station's Broadcast manager Andrew Hartley aka DJ Styles added “This is great recognition from one of the regions most prestigious awards and we dedicate this award to our volunteers supporters and presenters and of course our loyal listeners whomake us who we are. After seven long years of tough living we are finally seeing national recognition for all our work and efforts. Thank you.”

The MTM Awards celebrates the excellence of the Asian & Ethnic Minorities at one of the biggest gathering of businesses & community achievers in the South West.

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