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Ujima Radio cic has won Community Radio station of the year at the inaugural National Community Radio media awards in Birmingham

One of Bristol’s much loved radio stations Ujima Radio cic 98fm scooped the Gold award for best Community Radio Station at the inaugural Community radio awards (1)  this weekend in Birmingham

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Ujima Radio cic has already won many accolades including a National Diversity Award (2) and many regional awards for our unique and engaging combination of talk and music radio promoting not only African Caribbean culture those without a voice, whether as unsigned artists in the music and art, or community campaigners  fighting for social justice and civil rights.

 

“We’ve faced huge challenges over the last 8 years of broadcasting and now finally we have achieved not just regional and national recognition, but now also resources through support from the Arts Council (England). Ujima Radio cic (3)  is a movement and very much a collective effort involving over 120 volunteer presenters , unpaid directors and back office support from over 30 different nationalities.  Roger Griffith Executive chair Ujima Radio 98fm

 

The Judges said:

“Ujima has a strong sense of purpose in empowering grass roots and less advantaged people in the Bristol area. The enthusiasm and passion of this station, does, I believe, attract wider interest and audiences accordingly. They combine strong impacting projects with good quality radio.”

 

“Great use of targeted community radio to enhance and spread the culture of the Afro-Caribbean communities in Bristol. The sound is reminiscent of some Caribbean radio stations. Clearly does a great job for the target audience and would be very relevant to young and older people interested in integration, black music, their own and their parents culture and also I feel the white Bristolian community – since they rub shoulders constantly in Bristol. Good glue for a potentially volatile city.”

 

“A strong sense of local ownership, Ujima has a big impact in many ways. Interesting and engaging content.”

 

The first ever Community Radio Awards have been held in Birmingham City University  Awards chair Martin Steers said: “Everyone seems to have had a fantastic night.

 

Ujima Radio also won Gold in the Best Female Presenter category, in which Primrose Granville better known as Miss Prim was singled out as “not only a tough interviewer who can ask challenging questions, but who also creates positive rapport and on air chemistry with her interviewees”.

She overcame a life changing injury to become a successful broadcaster and community campaigner. Primrose said

“After losing my job in education due to an accident and being unemployed for a while I got the opportunity to join Ujima radio 8 years ago. Doing community radio show restored my inner value and has has taught me new and valuable skills”

 

Notes

  • The independent, not for profit Community Radio awards will be held on Saturday September 10, at Birmingham City University.The inaugural awards were open to those involved with any Ofcom licensed Community Radio station, with 235 entries received from stations up and down the country

 

  • .The annual National Diversity Awardswere held at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral in September and despite a field of over 10,000 nominations from across the country, Ujima Radio cic won the outstanding contribution to diversity in the race, faith and religion category.

 

  • Ujima Radio cic was founded in 2008 it broadcasts on 98fm and online. It exists to primarily celebrate African and Caribbean cultures in Bristol through music and informative and educational talk content. It also provides economic and community development opportunities for the most marginalised communities in Bristol. ujimaradio.com

 

PRESS CONTACT : Paul Hassan on 07920262718  Ujima Radio cic, The Station, Silver St. BS1 2AG. Tune in on-air 98fm in the Bristol area or online Winners National Diversity Award For Race, Religion & Faith 2015

 

 

 

National Community Radio Station of the Year

GOLD – Ujima Radio

SILVER – Raidió Fáilte

BRONZE – Angel Radio

 

National Female Presenter of the Year

GOLD – Ujima Radio – Primrose

SILVER – Tameside Radio – Louise Croombs

BRONZE – Academy FM 105.9 – Kay McLoughlin

 

 

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