Erewash Sound secures two nominations for 2020 Community Radio Awards

Published on: Monday, 16th November 2020
Morning Plus presenter Ollie Darvill

After securing as many as eight Community Radio Awards in the space of three years, Erewash Sound has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2020 ceremony..

The news comes after the radio station submitted seventeen entries in 2019, receiving six nominations in five categories and picking up two awards. 

Across a wide variety of specialisms and topics, a shortlisting in the awards is recognition of a commitment to community, craft and causes.  For the 2020 awards, more than 460 entries from 90 licenced stations have been whittled down to five per category.

Tom Lamb is one of five nominees in the running to be Male Presenter of the Year whilst Ollie Darvill has a chance of securing the 'Entertainment Show of the Year' honour.

The radio station submitted a number of entries again this year - and manager Jeff Martin acknowledged the effort of those presenters who didn't make the shortlist for 2020 whilst congratulating those who had been successful this year. 

Speaking in a memo issued to members, he said: "Congratulations to Ollie Darvill & Tom Lamb on their nominations . I'm gutted for everyone who did not get a nomination this time.  To me, you're all winners every single day.  The team we have here is second to none."

Awards chair Martin Steers said: “This year has been a challenge for the sector, with studio lockdowns, loss of income and cancelled events.  However, community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters.

“We are excited to announce that this year’s awards have more entries than ever before.  The quality of the entries continues to grow, and the judges are always blown away by the output, engagement, entertainment, and social gain that the sector produces.

“It is clear to see from this, that passionate presenters, volunteers, and staff are really there for their audiences.  These local radio stations are truly at the heart of their communities.”

The awards ceremony is taking place virtually this year, on December 12th and will be streamed on-line.

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