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  • Kirkcaldy station K107 wins Community Radio Award

    Created: 16/12/2020

    Kirkcaldy radio channel K107fm has been recognised at this year’s Community Radio Awards, and is one of just two Scottish stations to win an award.

    It is the first time that the Kirkcaldy station has received a Community Radio Award. The Bronze Award for Volunteer Of The Year was presented to Alex Airnes, the culmination of an intensive judging process to recognise those producing great quality content and engaging with their communities.

    The awards ceremony was held virtually for the first time on 12 December 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Alex said: “It’s the first CRA nomination we’ve ever had at K107fm, so it’s fair to say I’m delighted to have gone on to receive this award.

    “It’s a reflection of the work of all at the station and the dedication of a team of over 30 volunteers who have adapted to the pandemic and maintained broadcasting 24 hours a day. Traditional fundraising efforts have been decimated so the station is working harder, with more demand and less resource. I hope this shows the tremendous growth of the station and how we can support and work with local organisations across the Kirkcaldy area”.

    Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “The awards showcase and celebrate the fantastic activity of community radio and what it does for the communities it serves. This year has been incredibly challenging, and stations like K107fm have proven their value at the heart of their local areas.The recognition for Alex Airnes is well deserved, and we hope it recognises their success, and encourages others to to engage, represent and support their communities.”

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