Petersfield’s volunteer-run Shine Radio has been named the best digital community station in the UK.

The local radio station collected the gold award at the national Community Radio Awards ceremony on Saturday night.

The judges’ said:

This is a genuinely impressive station with very high quality content, clearly rooted in its community.

Collecting the top prize, presenter Harrison RB said:

Thank you to the people of Petersfield because you make it shine. This is your award for your radio station and if it wasn’t for your stories and your voices we wouldn’t be standing here.

Petersfield’s Shine Radio was also awarded for two of its most popular podcasts. The Shine Radio recipe with Noni Needs collected the Bronze prize for best podcast while Dogs with Jobs, presented by Kate Fairweather, took the gold.

Presenters Blake Swell, Harrison RB, Noni Needs and Kate Fairweather at the national awards ceremony
Presenters Blake Swell, Harrison RB, Noni Needs and Kate Fairweather at the national awards ceremony

Hear the acceptance speeches

Kate Fairweather accepts the award for best podcast

Harrison RB collects the best digital station prize

Listen to the award-winning programmes

Dogs with Jobs

The Shine Radio recipe

Note for editors

Petersfield’s Shine Radio is the community radio service for Petersfield and surrounding villages. It’s a not-for-profit project run by volunteers for social benefit in the local community.