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.
What the judges said
This is a very very local station. It sounds professional dealing with activities and news from the area. Produced extremely well especially as the station does not have studios and everything is produced remotely. Impressive.
Genuinely impressive station with very high quality content, clearly rooted in its community, coupled with use of technology demonstrating the great line that “Petersfield is our studio”.
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.
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.