Witney Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards.

The station picked up nominations in the Covid 19 and Community Response category for their work during the pandemic with the daily show “Community Matters”.

The winners, who have been whittled down from more than 430 entries from stations around the UK, will be revealed in a ceremony at the Coventry Transport Museum, in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture next month.

Barry Clack, programme controller, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK. 2020 proved to be challenging for everyone but equally people needed to be kept informed with up-to-date information and the hard work of our volunteers kept Witney Radio not only on air, but through a series of expansion, growing to reach more of West Oxfordshire and to keep them informed and that is something I am extremely proud of.”

Awards chair Martin Steers added: “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 Witney Radio good luck and can’t wait to host the ceremony in Coventry next month.”