"Hospital Radio Plymouth's community events programming has been
shortlisted as Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year for the
4th successive year in the EDF Energy South West Media Awards.
The only third sector broadcaster to reach the final stage, Hospital Radio
Plymouth is doing battle with three BBC countywide stations and Heart FM
Westcountry to win the coveted titled.
Among the programming resulting in the station reaching the finals this
year is its coverage of the Derriford Hospital open day, The Plymouth Half
Marathon and Lord Mayor's Day 2013.
Station Manager Andrew Hill said "I'm delighted with the news. Delivering
a 24/7 radio service on the limited resources available to us as a
charity, while at the same time punching our weight in terms of quality
with BBC and commercial stations is not easy. Nonetheless it is a tribute
to the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers that we are
able to carry this off on a consistent basis year after year.
The result of this year's awards will be announced at a ceremony in
Bristol on July 3rd."