I recently submitted (summer 2019) two entries to the Community Radio Awards. There were over 400 entries and although I didn't get short listed, I received some positive feedback.
covers an issue that goes to the heart of many communities so is a good
one to cover, and following the story across two years will provide more
in-depth coverage than the usual short news story would do. There is a
good range of voices, and it's well packaged."
of the target audience and engagement with that audience - really good, making clear why this is important to the local community and
hearing from local people who are directly affected."
was ". . . a really good mix
of local voices - getting behind the issue and finding
out what is being done to support the local community."
was a great treatment of an issue common to so many communities, and I
appreciate the effort which went into tracking progress over a period of
time and highlighting the types of action communities can take in the face
of negative change."
"This presenter has done a great job of gaining access to a number of people with vested interests in the pubs under threat. She clearly has a professional approach to interviewing and the excerpts featured here demonstrate her capacity to synthesize material and provide analysis."
"Really enjoyed this topic and it was nicely narrated by the pub landlords and those involved themselves."
"This is a local story which is also a national story. The audio is full of local colour and interest and illustrates faithfully 2 different conclusions to the same problem. A well produced and edited piece. Well done Tess, this is the best of community radio."
" This is a really important issue, local pubs are such an important and well-loved part of the community. I'm so glad to hear a submission addressing this issue. The presentation and editing here are excellent! This is clearly well-researched and the interviews help propel the story forward. I really enjoyed listening to this."
"Nicely structured with some good presentation."
an engaging listen on an important topic that does seem to connect with
the local community. It's well presented and the music mixing is
sensitively done. The interviewer elicits not just factual information and
advice, but the emotive personal story as well, so it makes for a strong
listen. These are two really good speakers and as a piece of radio, the
piece works really well in catching the attention - and emotion - of the
"This is clearly a story about someone in that
local community and could be about anyone of 'us'."
The treatment of the subject matter was "A conversation with the parents of the young lady who took her own life. It is a simple interview but is very effective."
"This was a sensitively conducted interview. Congratulations for dealing
with such a difficult topic with such great respect for the subjects."
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