Community Radio Awards Sport Show of the Year
September 14, 2016•4 min
Somer Valley FM’s Sports Show is named the national Sports Show of the Year.
The show, which has been led by Ian Nockolds for eight years, was given the Gold award for sports broadcasting at the Community Radio Awards. The inaugural awards took place at Birmingham City University, on Saturday 10th September, to a sold out gala with over 35 community radio stations being recognised for their broadcasting excellence.
The Somer Valley Sport Show has broadcast weekly, promoting the news and fixtures of sports clubs across North East Somerset. Ian Nockolds has been involved with sports broadcasting on Somer Valley FM since the station was piloted at Somervale School in August 2006. He said,
“As the Sport Show has evolved, it has been our mission to provide local sports coverage, focusing on participants and clubs overlooked by commercial and public service radio, produced by amateur broadcasters to a professional standard”.
The Sports Show has engaged volunteers across the generations