Source FM wins four Community Radio Awards – one Gold

At the Community Radio Awards 2021, held in Coventry on Saturday 23rd October 2021, SourceFM was delighted to receive four awards.

A Gold award was received for the Falmouth Remembrance Service in the category Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year. It was recognised by Falmouth Town Council that many people would be unable to attend the Remembrance Service due to Covid. The Town Council approached SourceFM which resulted in a video and audio relay of the service. The Remembrance Day Service on 14th November in Kimberley Park will again be broadcast live.

Mayor of Falmouth, Steve Eva commented, “We’re delighted to congratulate our community partner Source FM on their Community Radio Awards. Well-deserved recognition for their excellent coverage of the Falmouth Remembrance Service.

A Space to Speak Your Mind, a programme focusing on mental health issues and presented by those who have lived experience, was nominated in three categories winning silver in the Community Development Project of the Year category. The programme, which is produced in collaboration with Cornwall MIND, also received Bronze awards for two categories- Community Show of the Year and Innovation of the Year.

Richard Perks from Cornwall MIND commented, “We are so pleased to have won these awards. Receiving silver for the Community Development Project of the year is particularly poignant as this award is designed to showcase fantastic projects dealing with community issues and the link with Cornwall Mind and better mental health is pivotal to the success of ‘A Space To Speak Your Mind’.

In 2019, Source won both Gold and Silver in the Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year with Source FM Christmas Party 2018 and Parklive respectively.

From l to r Dan Gilbert, Paul Buzza, Carey Davies, Ivan Richards, Simon Neild, Jade Dunbar, Andy Coote and Jerry Padfield

Jade Dunbar, Chair of Source FM said, “It is especially pleasing to me that both programmes that received awards are produced by teams and are collaborations with the community. As a Community Radio Service, we want to do more with the community and as part of the community.”

The Community Radio Awards have been set up to celebrate community radio and all the hard work and time that the volunteers involved in community radio put into their stations, shows and communities. The awards are a judge-led process, with judges drawn from the community radio sector, academics, other radio / associated areas and the 3rd sector and are run not for profit completely independent of any organisation or association. A shortlist of 5 in each category is then reduced to the three winners of the awards.

Source FM is the OFCOM regulated Community Radio Station for Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding areas and is broadcast on 96.1FM and at www.thesourcefm.co.uk.