Community radio station shortlisted for top award

Radio station could be a winner

Radio station could be a winner

First published in News

A SOUTHAMPTON radio station has been shortlisted for a top award.

Unity 101 Community Radio will find out if they have won a National Diversity Award in the Community Organisation Award at a glitzy awards ceremony held in London.

The radio station, based in St Mary’s Road, was shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award for Race, Religion & Faith category.

Since having its permanent community radio licence granted nine years ago, Unity 101 has been going from strength to strength, and it broadcasts on FM, online and smartphones in ten languages.

The station works with five schools and colleges in Southampton, and has acted as a link between various faith groups in Southampton.

In one of its flagship shows called Faith on Sunday, four of the main faiths in the city – Christian, Islam, Hindu and Sikh – discuss themes like family, health, respect and community.

More than 21,000 nominations were received this year, and station manager Ram Kalyan Kelly said: “I am over the moon for all the hard work that everyone has put into achieving this.”

The winners will be announced at The National Diversity Awards 2014 on September 26 at the Hurlingham Club.

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