Watford community radio station, Vibe 107.6 FM, has achieved national success, picking up two prizes at the annual Community Radio Awards.
Vibe 107 was awarded first place in the Entertainment Show of the Year category, for the Vibe Breakfast show, hosted by Miles Blumsom.
Presenter Benjy Potter also picked up bronze in the Newcomer category (new to radio in the last 12 months).
Ryan Thrussell, Station Manager said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK. Vibe 107.6 is a hub of talent ensuring those who want to get into broadcasting and production have a safe place to learn their skills.
“In the past five years, we have seen over 50 volunteers’ progress to paid roles in the media industry. It’s the hard work and time of our exceptional volunteers from the local community that make the station successful.
“It’s great news Miles, Tamsin & Alastair’s creativity with the Breakfast show is recognised as the most entertaining on local radio. The show is always on the pulse of local entertainment interests and is thoroughly entertaining.
“In the past year, the show has seen Miles send Alastair to try and interview President Trump at a NATO meeting in Watford to Tamsin being the first customer through the checkouts in the new local Aldi store. Miles has also adapted his style to interview a variety of local politicians including Watford MP Dean Russell.’
“Benjy began with us in December 2019 and has dedicated his time to ensure his Drivetime listeners stay informed and entertained through the pandemic. This includes his regular Ask the Mayor feature with Watford’s elected Mayor Peter Taylor, TV section, and a show dedicated to Black History Month in October.”
Vibe 107 launched in 2011 and is run by people across Watford and South West Hertfordshire.