MônFM, the community radio station for Anglesey and North West Wales, has been shortlisted in the 2018 Community Radio Awards.
The station has been nominated in two categories in the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 360 entries from 77 stations across the UK.
The station has picked up nominations in the ‘Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year‘ for their work at the 2017 National Eisteddfod in Bodedern on the Isle of Anglesey, and ‘Arts & Creative Radio of the Year‘ for coverage of ‘Focus Wales’ in Wrexham.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday night (15th September) at Sheffield Hallam University.
Tony Wyn Jones, acting station Chairman, said: ”We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK as a result of our presence in two of Wales’ prestigious events.”
”Every day, we are extremely proud and humbled to have the pleasure of working along-side so many dedicated and giving volunteers who spend their time helping charities, good causes and community projects and to serve our communities to improve community cohesion and wellbeing, but also to increase positivity and happiness to the lives and hearts of our faithful listeners.”
The station spent the equivalent of over a thousand volunteer hours broadcasting from the community last year, and in one busy period, involved fifteen days back to back, over three large events attended by several hundred thousand people.
This summer, MonFM volunteers produced on air and online coverage from a wide range of events – including live broadcasts from the Anglesey Show, Moelfre Lifeboat Day, PhilFest and Gŵyl Cefni, plus special arts coverage of Gŵyl Arall in Caernarfon and the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay.
Mr Jones added: ”We continue to work well as a team – we invite both our volunteers and our listeners to join the growing MônFM family, but we have bags of fun putting something back into society – it’s a great feeling and very rewarding.”
Martin Steers, committee chair for the Community Radio Awards, said: “Now in their third year, the entries are getting better and better, and we’re really able to show off the diverse broadcasting that the countries’ stations undertake for the benefit of their communities.”
“We wish MônFM good luck and can’t wait to host the ceremony in Sheffield in September.”