ARIAS 2024 nomination
ARIAS 2024 nomination

Shine Radio volunteers in Petersfield are celebrating more recognition at a national level.

Our local team is part of a wider partnership behind the Our Earth Week community radio initiative. It secured a coveted nomination in this year’s ARIAS awards in the appropriately-named Grassroots category.

The judges said they were looking out for compelling and powerful programming that has made an
impact… heightening public awareness and understanding of an issue, engaging local listeners, and inspiring change within a community.

The Shine Radio-backed initiative was competing against entries from lavishly-funded commercial radio station and the BBC.

Generation Green

Shine Radio produced a special edition of its Generation Green show for the occasion. The programme was centred on youth involvement on the environment and climate change.

It included interviews with members of Hampshire Youth Parliament and organisers of the Hampshire Climate Unity Conference.

The Petersfield-made programme was shared with radio stations across the UK that are part of the Our Earth Week network.

Producer Gareth Boyes said:

Shine Radio listeners tell us they are keenly interested in sustainability and are committed to help protect the environment. So the Our Earth Week initiative is a great way to help connect the passions of local listeners with likeminded communities across the UK. To be recognised in the ARIAS is an achievement that everyone in radio aspires to.

Shine Radio’s Gareth Boyes
Members of the Hampshire Youth Parliament
Gareth Boyes with members of the Hampshire Youth Parliament heard during Our Earth Week