Erewash Sound: Local Commercial Radio Station of the Year 2020

Published on: Saturday, 18th January 2020

The accolades continue for Erewash Sound - the radio station JUST for the Erewash borough has been named as Local Commercial Radio Station of the Year in the CorporateLiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2020.

During the process, officials invited over 90,000 businesses and corporate professionals, magazine contributors and subscribers to nominate companies and individuals based on factors such as service, innovation, experience, sustainability and other areas.  Additionally, a research team put forward a selection of firms that were felt deserving of recognition.

As a result of this latest honour, the radio station has gained a place in the Innovation & Excellence Awards Guide 2020, which is distributed to businesses and professionals not just around the UK but around the World.

Ian Perry is the Press and Media Officer for Erewash Sound. He said: "Erewash Sound enters 2020 to mark ten years on FM in the Erewash Borough here in Derbyshire and on the back of being declared 'Best Local Radio Station in Derbyshire' in 2018 and 'Best Local Commercial Radio Station in the East Midlands' in 2019 in the SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards, and having collected eight national Community Radio Awards in three years.

This latest honour from CorporateLiveWire of 'Local Commercial Radio Station of the Year 2020' is yet another reward for the hard work of our dedicated team of volunteers who help keep the radio station on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and serves as a great springboard to mark our 10th year of broadcasting and as we prepare for another five years on the air to 2025 and the pending launch of a second FM transmitter later this year to better serve the Erewash borough as a whole.

We would like to thank not only the team at CorporateLiveWire for acknowledging that hard work with this award, but also our other supporters including our many listeners as well as sponsors and advertisers past, present and future.  We cannot do any of the valuable work to help improve social gain and freely promote non-profit making community initiatives, without this support.  We feel sure that there is not a better or more exciting time for local businesses in Erewash and beyond to promote their products and service on the radio station JUST for Erewash."

The CorporateLiveWire platform provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate sector with information on the latest news and developments from across the globe with 70,000 registered subscribers and 90,000 readers, the largest of which is here in the UK.  The awards seek to celebrate the success and achievements of leading professionals and companies who have stood out for being results driven, service focused and most importantly, taken an innovative approach to demonstrate exceptional business performance.

With such a broad range of businesses being recognised, CorporateLiveWire look at each case individually and assess how the team have harnessed more effective processes, products or ideas in order to transform their industry for the better, increase profits and/or offer a more successful service.

Erewash Sound is a non-profit making community interest company.  It launched on FM In March 2010 on a 5 year licence from the broadcast regulator OFCOM.  A further five year licence was granted in 2015 with radio station officials now awaiting confirmation from the regulator of a further five year licence to March 2025.  Output can be heard on 96.8FM in and around the Derbyshire borough of Erewash, as well as on line via a free-to-download mobile app, the radio station website and via smartspeakers.   A second FM frequency has been granted by OFCOM to better serve the south and south-west of the area.  Work is underway to launch on a separate frequency during 2020.

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