The 12 winners of the Nations and Regions Awards 2014 have been announced by the Radio Academy. The aim of these awards is to celebrate programming that caters for the needs of a local audience, recognising the passion, commitment and outstanding content of UK local radio.
Stations with a TSA of under 300,000 are able to enter.
Jon Kirby, Smooth Radio Programme Controller for Communicorp UK and Chairman of the 2014 Nations and Regions Awards Judging Panel said: “It was a great honour and privilege to judge such a broad range of fantastic stations. The overall standard was incredibly high this year within every branch, and all of the stations who didn’t win should be very proud of their entries.
What leapt out of the entries universally was the passion, dedication and ambition that runs through all of the programming elements and this is what makes the Nations & Regions Awards so very special.”
The judges said BCB 106.6fm was “Fast, fun and lively, BCB 106.6fm is never afraid to challenge. The interview with the successful UKIP councillor was outstanding and underlines the bravery running through the station. A real feel of being at the heart of its community, with a broad range of content, this is a station oozing confidence.”
BCB thanks everyone for their contribution to winning the award; Mary Dowson Director of BCB said “This is the second year running we have been given this award so we should be really proud of ourselves.”