LAST weekend, the city’s community radio station, Radio Cardiff, won the prestigious MMG regional award for Best Radio Station – Wales and the South West.
Radio Cardiff, the city’s only community radio station marks ten years of broadcasting later this year, and following a shake-up of the schedule in January the station has gone on to win the ultimate accolade, being named Best Station in Wales and the South West.
Featuring local talent, each week more than 100 volunteers are involved in putting together a wide variety of programmes that demonstrate the station’s commitment to offer listeners a real alternative to commercial and mainstream output. With a mix of music shows blending Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Blues and other genres that reflect the Capital’s diverse multi-cultural population; together with Cardiff news and community interest programs the station is one of the largest volunteers led projects in the capital today.
Donna Zammit, Head of Radio said:
“We are thrilled to have received this accolade from our audience. The volunteers that help make Radio Cardiff what it is work tirelessly to give the station its unique voice and distinct identity. Knowing that the audience approve by way of this award is a testament that we are doing something right. Radio Cardiff is constantly evolving, and in our 10th year we plan to have a greater impact on the city of Cardiff. This award only strengthens our desire to bring quality community broadcasting to our capital city.”
Charmaine Lawrence, Founder of Mogul Minded Group said:
“The MMG Regional Awards celebrate the best of the creative sector across the South of England and Wales. The high standard of output from stations such as Radio Cardiff make for an exciting future for community broadcasting across the region. We are delighted that such an accolade, awarded by the public, has gone to a radio station with such passion and drive.”
The award was accepted by VCS Cymru Director, Jeremy Rees at an event in Bristol over the weekend.
Notes to editors
Established in 1964, Volunteer Community Services Cardiff (later Cymru) was the first local volunteering service to be established in the UK, outside of London.
For over 50 years VCS Cymru has been enabling the most disadvantaged to engage with their communities, facilitating the positive health and well-being of individuals and the places they call home, through community media, heritage and supported volunteering projects.
Radio Cardiff is the city’s award-winning local community radio station, showcasing the best of the capital city, on FM, online and on mobile.
Each week over 100 volunteers share their passion for music and the communities that make Cardiff a home. The station began broadcasting 12 hours a day on the 7th October 2007, and has since become a 24-hour station, the only one of its kind in the city.
The broadcast license for Radio Cardiff is owned and operated by Voluntary Community Service (Cymru) Limited, a charity registered in England and Wales. Charity Registration No.1066371.
MMG Regional Awards
The Mogul Minded Group Regional Awards is a ceremony for which the results are voted on by the general public. Championing the very best of what the South West has to offer. This is a prestigious event which will truly reflect of our vibrant culturally mixed communities where we celebrate our creative contribution to the society in which we live.