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Local community radio station Red Kite Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards for the second year running.

The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK. The station has picked up nominations in twocategoriesfor their work providing quality radio for thelocal community.

Steve Fox, station manager,said: "We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK. "Our volunteers put in a tremendous amount of work throughout the year and this year has proved extra challenging, with the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We are extremely proud of Kate Walker and the hard work she has put in to justify this nomination".

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: "This year has been a challenge for the sector, but community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters across the country broadcasting from home."

"It is clear to see from this that passionate presenters, volunteers and staff are really there for their audiences. These local radio stations are truly at the heart of their communities. We wish Kate & Stevegood luck and can't wait to host the ceremony virtually next month."

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