Venue and date confirmed for 2019 Community Radio Awards

The 2019 Community Radio Awards will be coming to Barry, South Wales, in October.

The awards will run at the Memo Arts Centre, on Saturday October 26 – after 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.

The ceremony is there to provide an opportunity for stations, their staff and volunteers to come together to network, share best practice and celebrate the sector.

Dom Chambers, part of the team behind the conference said: “On behalf of the organisers of Community Radio Now & 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.”

Pricing will be announced soon, but will remain accessible for as many to attend as possible.

Tickets will go on sale in August.