South-west London station wins station of the year at Community Radio Awards

Local community radio station for South-west London, Riverside Radio, has been recognised at the 2020 Community Radio Awards.

The gold award for Digital Station of the Year was presented to the volunteers of Riverside Radio, which broadcasts for Lambeth, Wandsworth, Richmond and Merton.

It was given the award after an intensive judging process in a virtual ceremony which recognised those producing great quality content and engaging with their communities.

Managing Director Jason Rosam said: “I am thrilled for the volunteers at Riverside Radio who have worked so hard in this tough year serving the people of Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Lambeth with uplifting content celebrating the very best part of London.

“It’s been an extraordinary year at Riverside Radio as we sprang into action to help other community organisations put on their events virtually and highlighted the amazing work of local charities, organisations and individuals who went the extra mile to help their communities in lockdown.

“We saw a huge rise in people tuning in to listen to Riverside Radio during the first lockdown and audience engagement has continued to escalate through the year as we launched on DAB Digital Radio in the summer.”

Rosam, who also presents the early breakfast show across the BBC Local Radio network, said: “I want to thank all our local partners, supporters, listeners, advertisers and most importantly our volunteers for winning this award. We are delighted our work has been recognised.”

Riverside Radio launched a new website this week here and introduced a fresh online radio player which displays the songs currently on the station.

Pictured top: The team at Riverside Radio




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