2019 Community Radio Awards to be held in south Wales

The date and venue have been confirmed for this year’s Community Radio Awards, which will be presented in Barry.

The event takes place on Saturday 26th October at the Memo Arts Centre in the south Wales town, following the Community Radio Now and Next Conference.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “We are ecstatic that the awards have seen even more entries than in previous years. It’s great to be able to host them outside England for the first time, and we’re pleased to visit yet another new destination to celebrate the incredible work our sector does in its communities.”

The award ceremony, now in its fourth year, will see awards given in 18 categories across the sector. Entries closed in June and shortlists will be announced soon along with ticket prices for the event. Previous events have been held in Birmingham, Bristol and Sheffield.

Dom Chambers, part of the team behind the conference said: “On behalf of the organisers of Community Radio Now and Next I am very excited to be working with the Community Radio Awards
this year. These awards are incredibly important as recognition for the extraordinary work achieved by community broadcasters throughout the UK.”

Danny Lawrence, chair of the Community Media Association, added: “We are delighted that the awards, which are an important part of the recognition of our sector, will be travelling to Wales this year.”