Red Kite Radio were proud to receive TWO awards at the Community Radio Awards 2020 on 12th December.
Station Manager, Steve Fox was rightfully awarded Gold for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ for his dedication and hard work during a difficult year. He has managed to grow the station at a time when many local stations are having to close down.
Fox said, after the awards, “People in Haddenham who know me will understand that I am rarely at a loss for words, but this has floored me. It is a testament to the great team of volunteers that we have who have battled under extreme pressures this year to ensure that Red Kite Radio has stayed on the air.”
“In these awards we were battling against radio stations much bigger than ourselves with, in some cases, thirty or forty years’ experience. For us to gain two major awards after only two years in the competition is absolutely fantastic”
He went on, “I am particularly happy for Kate who has worked tirelessly throughout the year, building our website, presenting shows and coordinating our team of newsreaders.”
Kate Walker, who presents and looks after the Community News and Weather team and also works behind the scenes on the Red Kite Radio website won a Silver award for Best Newcomer.
Kate was humbled by the award and said, “Red Kite radio has given me the opportunity to take on a challenge that is out of my comfort zone. They welcome volunteers into the Red Kite Radio family with open arms. It’s not just about waffling in between music tracks, it’s about being part of a warm and friendly community and learning new skills. If you’ve ever thought about something and then thought ‘I could do that’ , no matter how old you are, just give it a go!”