Fri. May 7th, 2021

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Clutch of awards for Vectis Radio

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Vectis Radio picked up four awards at the 2020 Community Radio Awards on Saturday (Dec 12), three silver and one bronze.
The station’s 4Ps Training School was the proud recipient of a clutch of awards, silver in the Community Development Project of the Year and Community Show of the Year categories and bronze in the Innovation Award category.

Kelvin Currie also won a further silver in the Volunteer of the Year category.
Station Manager, Ian Mac, said: “We are really chuffed to get national recognition in this way. The team here at Vectis Radio has worked tirelessly throughout this difficult year and it is great to get some good news. The innovative 4Ps Training School has been adapted to meet the current conditions and, recognizing that the youngsters involved have still made great strides forward, is even more pleasing.

“Given the high standard and quantity of the competition this year, getting four awards shows that Vectis Radio punches well above its weight for such a small station.”
Fellow director, Kelvin Currie, said: “I am really pleased and surprised to get an award for doing something that I find so enjoyable. When I look back on what we have achieved at Vectis Radio over the past 12 months and given the difficulties we have faced, I am honoured to have received this award and similarly honoured to be part of such a great team.”

Councillor Paul Brading, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills congratulated the station. He said: “I am absolutely delighted that the 4P’s programme has won three awards at these prestigious awards. Having witnessed the incredible development of young people that have been through the programme, Ian and his team fully deserve to be recognised in this way. Just to be nominated at all is a fantastic but to win three accolades is amazing and Kelvin picking up a silver for volunteer of the year is the icing on the cake”