Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm shortlisted for national award

Date published: 16 November 2020

Local community radio station Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards.

The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK.

The station has picked up nominations in the Specialist Music Programme category for their work “Community Keyboards”, produced/presented by Ian Wolstenholme.

David McGealy, station manager, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK.

Ian said: “It’s a huge honour to have been nominated for an award in what is a very competitive and diverse category and even more special having just marked four decades of hosting music from the King of Instruments”.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “This year has been a challenge for the sector, but community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters across the country broadcasting from home. 

“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.

“We wish Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm good luck and can’t wait to host the ceremony virtually next month.”

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