Riverside Radio Wins Digital Station of the Year
As three presenters are chosen to host Christmas shows on BBC Radio 1
Wandsworth-based Riverside Radio, which broadcasts to the boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton Richmond and Lambeth, has been recognised at the 2020 Community Radio Awards.
Martin Steers, Community Radio Awards chair, said: “The awards showcase and celebrate the fantastic activity of community radio and what it does for the communities it serves. This year has been incredibly challenging, and stations like Riverside Radio have proven their value at the heart of their local areas.”
The award comes as three former Riverside Radio presenters are chosen to host shows on BBC Radio 1 this Christmas. Every year from Boxing Day until New Year’s Day, Radio 1 showcases the best in new and emerging talent by giving new DJs and presenters a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station.
Instead of Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James, listeners will be waking up with Riverside Radio’s Robyn Richford who said, "I'm absolutely BUZZING to be let loose on Radio 1 - let's say goodbye to 2020 with a bang."
Riverside’s Robyn Richford gets to present the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show.
28-year-old Dean McCullogh has been handed the Radio 1 mid-morning slot over the festive period while Akylah Rodriguez, who moved to join the Armed Forces radio station BFBS in Cyprus, will be presenting a special Christmas Day show giving troops the opportunity to send Christmas messages to their families and friends back home in the UK.
December 22, 2020