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NLive Radio shortlisted for national award

Date 29.09.2021

Northampton station NLive Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards.

The station has picked up nominations in the Entertainment Show of the Year category for its show, Afternoon Delight, with John Leivers.

The winners will be revealed in a ceremony at the Coventry Transport Museum, in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture, in October.

The radio station, which is owned and operated by the University of Northampton, had its community radio licence renewed for another five years in the summer, by communications regulator Ofcom.

While its operated by the University, NLive Radio is not a University station – its mission is to serve the wider town of Northampton, and its success in this respect has led to Ofcom’s seal of approval.

Station Manager, Martin Steers, pictured, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised amongst a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK.

“As the local radio station for Northampton we are passionate about the town, and everyone in it, and John’s show is a great blend of fantastic entertainment, local content and interviews and great music.”

Maxine Jones, Director of the awards, said: “As face-to-face events resume, it’s great to get together and celebrate the hard work of the last 18 months. Many stations have further cemented their essential community role in this time, and it is great to reflect.”

“It is clear to see from this, that passionate presenters, volunteers, and staff are really there for their audiences.”

“We wish NLive Radio good luck and can’t wait to host the ceremony in Coventry next month.”

It’s been a double success for NLive Radio this month, as Station Manager, Martin Steers, is also a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category of the Northamptonshire Business Awards. He’ll find out if he’s a winner on Thursday 11 November.