Shortlist announced for 2018 Community Radio Awards

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CRAThe shortlist for the 2018 Community Radio Awards has been announced with the final recipients to be announced next month at the Awards event in Sheffield on Saturday 15th September. The Awards event follows the 2018 Community Media Conference. Tickets for both events are still available to buy here:

More than 360 entries from over 75 stations have been whittled down to five in each category.

Community Development Project of the Year

  • Ribble FM – The Grand Schools Radio Project
  • Sheppey FM – Mental Health Community Project
  • Somer Valley FM – The METS Training programme
  • Ujima Radio – Ujima Radio Elevates! More Than Just a Radio Station
  • Vectis Radio – The 4Ps Project

Station of the Year

  • ALL FM
  • Drystone Radio
  • Raidió Fáilte
  • Ribble FM
  • Spark Sunderland

Female Presenter of the Year

  • Erewash Sound – Emma Snow
  • Ipswich Community Radio – Fiona Jessica Wilson (aka FJ)
  • Radio Cardiff – Louise Schofield
  • Wycombe Sound – Philippa Sawyer
  • Zetland FM – Julie Donaldson

Male Presenter of the Year

  • Black Country Radio – Dan Richards
  • Erewash Sound – Mark Jarvis
  • Voice FM – Simon Wilson
  • Wycombe Sound – Rob L’Esperance
  • Wycombe Sound – Luke Davis

Community Show of the Year

  • BCfm Radio – The One Love Breakfast Show
  • Chorley FM – Chorley FM’s ‘Kids Sing Christmas’ Special Community Show 2017
  • East Coast FM – Pol.ON – The Polish Show
  • Spark Sunderland – ArtyParti
  • Tameside Radio – Tameside Today

Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year

  • 107 Meridian FM ‘Spirit of Wildfire’ – A Festival for Radio
  • Chelmsford Community Radio – General Election 2017
  • Marlow FM – Pub in the Park
  • MônFM – MônFM Live from the Eisteddfod
  • Wycombe Sound – Local Radio Day 2018

Entertainment Show of the Year

  • Erewash Sound – Emma Snow
  • Spark Sunderland – Drivetime with Ryan and Beth
  • Tameside Radio – The Show That Time Forgot with Mike Wallbank
  • Wycombe Sound – The Rob L’Esperance Jukebox
  • Wycombe Sound – The Emperor’s Bits

Speech & Journalism of the Year

  • Radio Cabin 94.6 FM – Opening of the Herne Centre
  • CSR – Dear Reader with Jessica Stone
  • Radio Cardiff – Cardiff This Week
  • Radio Verulam – The Parents’ Show
  • Wycombe Sound – Have Your Say: Unitary Authority

Arts & Creative Radio of the Year

  • CSR – Dear Reader
  • Huntingdon Community Radio (HCR104fm) – Huntsford
  • MônFM – MônFM Focus Wales Coverage
  • Radio LaB – Devolved
  • Spark Sunderland – ArtyParti

Specialist Music Show of the Year

  • Alive Radio – Country in my Veins – Ali Donowho
  • ALL FM – The Innocent Ear – Classical Music with Rocks in!
  • Radio Cardiff – Birdland
  • Spark Sunderland – Dance Revolution Chart of the Year 2017
  • Wycombe Sound – The Sunday Tea Dance

Sports Show of the Year

  • 107 Meridian FM – The Meridian Sports Show
  • Black Country Radio – Live Commentary – FA Cup – Birmingham Senior Cup
  • Radio Cardiff – OB’s Saturday Sport Show, Radio Cardiff – 2018
  • Spark Sunderland – Sportsbyte Spark Sunderland
  • Wycombe Sound – Tuesday Night Sport

Volunteer of the Year

  • Drystone Radio – Oliver Wilkinson
  • East Coast FM – Ian Robertson
  • KCC Live – Oliver Downing
  • Radio Tamworth – Alex Farrell
  • Switch Radio – Terri-Anne Coope

Young Person of the Year (under 25)

  • Erewash Sound – Mark Jarvis
  • Erewash Sound – Jeannie Nicolas
  • KCC Live – Brad Ferguson
  • Tameside Radio – James O’Malley
  • Wycombe Sound – Liam Gates

Sage Person (Over 60)

  • Awaz FM – Manjulika Singh
  • Black Diamond FM – Bill Prentice
  • Endeavour FM – Chris Moore
  • Ribble FM – Hughie Parr
  • Wythenshawe Community Radio – Roz Johnson

Newcomer (new to radio in last 12 months)

  • Drystone Radio – Jane Steele
  • Erewash Sound – Jeannie Nicolas
  • Ribble FM – Tom Watts
  • Sheppey FM – Abbie Clive
  • Wycombe Sound – Mimi Harker OBE

Innovation Award

  • Academy FM Folkestone – ‘Get On’ – Science Education & Community Radio
  • Chorley FM – The Chorley FM ‘100 Club’ – A Business Club with a Difference!
  • Phoenix FM – Halifax – The Halifax Jigsaw Project
  • Somer Valley FM – The METS Training Programme
  • Wycombe Sound – Listen Again

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