DCR PRESENTER FIONA MCNEILL OFF TO SOUTH WALES FOR COMMUNITY RADIO AWARDS CEREMONY
Written by Victor Thomas on 24/10/2019
As you may have heard recently when Dunoon Community Radio present Fiona McNeill announced live on air to local Dunoon Observer reporter Andy Revill that she had been nominated in two categories in the prestigious National Community Radio Awards. As you will see from the photograph Andy was stunned into silence by the news but did recover quick enough to write a very enthusiastic supportive report in the local newspaper
Besides being nominated in the best “Live Event or Outside Broadcast” category for her Celtic & Folk Fusions at the Islay Whisky Festival 2019 she has also been nominated in the “Female Presenter of the Year” category and is up against four other nominees in both categories.
Fiona who has presented “Celtic & Folk Fusions” also broadcast on Celtic Music Radio 95fm since 2013 is delighted with the nominations and proud that she is to be representing not only Dunoon Community Radio but along with Perthshire’s award-winning Community Radio Station Heartlands FM Scottish Community Broadcasting
The Community Radio Awards now in its fourth year, will see awards given in 18 categories across the sector with 225 UK Community Radio Station eligible.
The awards were setup to celebrate community radio and all the hard work and time that the volunteers involved in community radio put into their stations, shows and communities. The awards are a judge led process, with judges drawn from the community radio sector, academics, other radio / associated areas and the 3rd sector.
The awards are run not for profit completely independent of any organisation or association. It is run by a team of volunteers with experience of radio in all forms and sectors from Student, Community to the BBC and Commercial.
The 2019 Community Radio Awards will be held at the Memo Arts Centre Barry, South Wales, on Saturday October.26th