Black Country Radio nominated for four prestigious national awards

Clive Payne, presenter of Friday Night Clive which has been nominated in the Speech and Journalism category.

Black Country Radio has been nominated for four awards in a prestigious national ceremony.

The Community Radio Awards celebrate the great work and commitment of local radio stations across the UK and the work they do for their communities every year. 

The finalists were released over the weekend, with Technical Director, Tom Walker scooping a personal nomination and two shows - the Saturday Sports Show and Friday Night Clive - also being recognised. The station as a whole will also compete to win Station of the Year. Dave Brownhill, Station Director at Black Country Radio said:

"It's fantastic that the Station is on the shortlist for Station of the Year and that our sports team and the team behind Friday Night Clive who work hard behind the scenes, have been recognised too. I"m very proud of the commitment of everyone involved in the station.

"Our Technical Director, Tom leads a team who work countless hours behind the scenes to keep Black Country Radio and its sister station, Black Country Xtra, on air alongside working hard to expand our listening offer. I've very proud that he has been shortlisted for an individual award."

Last year saw the team take home the gold award for Community Show Of the Year for their Christmas Day festival of carols and readings, which brought a full Christmas Day church service into people's homes during the pandemic. Martin Steers, Awards Chair, added:

“It’s been another great year for Community Radio across the UK and, as ever, it’s been a big challenge for our judges from across the industry as the quality of entries are better than ever, a real testament to all that Community Radio stations do in their areas.

“We are excited to be working again with the UK Community Radio Network and look forward to hosting the awards after their conference. The awards would not be possible without the support of the sector, our judges, all the stations and volunteers who enter as well as our sponsors helping keep the awards and ceremony accessible, cost wise."

This years awards ceremony is taking place on Saturday the 19th of November in Bedford, the event will follow the Community Radio Conference which is being organised by the UK Community Radio Network.


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