VECTIS Radio has won not one, but two prizes at this year’s National Community Radio Awards.

The ceremony, held in Wales, saw Kelvin Currie awarded silver in the Sage Person of the Year category for those over the age 60.

He said: “I'm over the moon and completely blown away by the accolade. I was shortlisted with some incredible people, so to get silver makes me so proud.”

The Isle of Wight community station was also awarded bronze in the Community Development Project of the Year category, for the second successive year, for their 4PS Radio Training programme for young people.

Station manager Ian Mac said: “To be shortlisted two years in a row is a huge achievement, to receive a bronze in consecutive national awards is real recognition for the tremendous work we do for young people in our community.

“The shortlisted top five all had at least 47 points out of 50, which means we missed out on a silver or gold by one or two points."

More than 50 projects were recognised on the night in front of an audience of 150 volunteers and staff from a range of stations across the country.

Martin Steers, awards chair, said: “In just four years, the National Community Radio Awards have become a firm fixture in the calendar of stations up and down the country.

"Radio continues to play a strong community role, and it’s a privilege to showcase it.”

Vectis Radio is available to listen to online at or on FM 104.6.

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