Radio Plus win at The Community Radio Awards

The Radio Plus Breakfast Show has been recognised at the 2020 Community Radio Awards.

The Gold Award for The Best Community Development Project was presented to Macca & Ewa for our Radio Plus Christmas Advent Calendar.

This project was ran in partnership with local primary schools from right across the City of Coventry. These included Aldermore Farm Primary, St Anne’s Primary, Burton Green Academy, Christ The King, Hearsall Academy, Leigh Primary, The Good Shepherd Primary, Stoke Heath Primary, Spon Gate Primary and The Stretton Academy

Each weekday throughout December 2019, the schools were invited to come on to the Breakfast Show. Macca and Ewa talked to the children and staff, found out what they really loved about Christmas and most importantly…what they hoped to get from Santa! The children then sang some wonderful Christmas Carols.

This festive treat was the perfect way to get ready for Christmas.

Radio Plus Chief Executive, Simon McAusland said: “It’s a great honour to win this award and to have our work in the local community recognised. My thanks go out to everyone who took part in this project and worked so hard to make it happen. James and Jethro from One Nation Studios, our musicians Chris and James, all of the schools, their teachers and most importantly the children. They were the stars of our show! ”

Sadly, Covid-19 stopped us from doing the same thing again this year. However, we have been replaying all of last years choirs throughout this December.

You can hear them right up until Christmas Eve on The Radio Plus Breakfast Show, weekdays from 7am-10am on 101.5 FM or online at radioplus.org.uk

The Community Radio Awards 2020

The awards ceremony was held virtually for the first time, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “The awards showcase and celebrate the fantastic activity of community radio and what it does for the communities it serves.

“This year has been incredibly challenging, and stations like Radio Plus have proven their value at the very heart of their local area.”

“The recognition for Radio Plus is well deserved, and we hope it recognises their success, and encourages others to to engage, represent and support their communities.”

The Community Radio Awards, now in their fifth year, is a national programme open to all Ofcom-licenced community radio stations in the UK.

More than 460 entries were received from stations across the country.

For more information please contact media@communityradioawards.org.uk