CSV scoops two awards at ‘radio Oscars’

From Third Sector Online more on the recent Sony success for the CSV Action Network:

CSV has joined the likes of Chris Evans and John Humphrys in winning two of this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards.

CSV Action Network, which works in partnership with 36 BBC local radio stations across England to promote community involvement, won the Community Award in the production category for its programme ‘The Plot,’ broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire, which involved two derelict allotments in Slough being turned into community spaces.

The charity also produced the winning entry in the category for medium size radio stations with a potential audience of between 300,000 and a million listeners. The programme was a BBC Radio Derby broadcast on bullying in Derbyshire. [Ed: That’s not quite right, the station as a whole won, and our content relating to Islam Awareness Week was singled out for a special mention – see our press release for a more accurate account, or read it on the Community Newswire.].

Damian Radcliffe, National Broadcasting Manager at CSV, said: ‘The partnership between CSV and the BBC has a proven track record in motivating and inspiring communities, but it’s great to also have the quality and professionalism of our broadcasting acknowledged too.’

Andy Griffee, BBC controller of English regions said: ‘It was a good night of Sony’s success for BBC local radio and particularly for our six-year-old partnership with CSV, our action desks help thousands of people volunteer for all kinds of worthwhile causes each year and make a critical contribution to stronger and more effective local communities.’

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