2019 Community Radio Awards success for Erewash Sound

Published on: Saturday, 26th October 2019

Two Erewash Sound presenters have scooped honours in the 2019 Community Radio Awards.

Having submitted seventeen entries, the radio station picked up six nominations in five categories - a remarkable achievement consdering that more than 425 entries were submitted from across the UK for the 2019 event. 

At the 2019 ceremony held in Barry, South Wales on 26th October and attended by a delegation of radio station members, Lewis Allsop collected a bronze award as a Newcomer, new to radio in the last 12 months, whilst having won silver in the Entertainment Show of the year title in 2018, Emma Snow picked up a 2019 gold award as Under-25 Young Person of the Year.  

Other nominees were  Jeannie Nicolas (Female Presenter of the Year and Entertainment Show of the Year), Paul Stacey (Male Presenter of the Year) and Tom Lamb (Young Person of the Year - Under 25)

Erewash Sound station manager and HR Director, Jeff Martin said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK.  This is yet more good news for Erewash Sound which has already enjoyed the successes of our first NCFE accredited students recieving their certificates, our fancy dressed superheroes raising over £300 for Treetops Hospice Care, the recent news about being granted a second frequency and transmitter to better serve Long Eaton and the south of the borough and being declared 'Best Local Commercial Radio Station in the East Midlands' in the SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards."

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: "Now in their third year, the entries are getting better and better, and we’re really able to show off the diverse broadcasting that the countries stations undertake for the benefit of their communities.  Every year I continue to be proud by the quality of the submissions and what they represent, the fantastic work that our community radio stations do in their communities”
 

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