Falmouth and Penryn’s community radio station, Source FM 96.1, picked up two awards at the annual Community Radio Awards this Saturday.

The station won Gold and Silver in the “Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast Category”: Gold for the Source FM’s Christmas Party 2018, and Silver for the popular Parklive event held in Kimberley Park every year.

This is the first time Source FM has won an award at the Community Radio Awards, which rewards the best in community radio across the whole of the UK. There are approximately 300 community radio stations across the UK.

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Receiving the award at the ceremony held in Barry, South Wales was Source’s Simon Neild, who manages the Parklive event and leads the outside broadcast team.

Simon said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award, which I accept on behalf of the whole team who give up their time voluntarily. Winning both Gold and Silver in this category means that Source FM can confidently state ‘we are the best outside broadcast and live event community radio station in the country!’”

Mike Hopwood, Source’s station manager said: “This is fantastic news, which I hope everyone who is involved in Source, our sponsors, and anyone who comes to Parklive can feel they played a part in. It also represents part of some exciting times at the Source, with our all-new accessible studios coming online, more diverse content, a new board and other exciting things.”

Simon added: “This was a special year for Parklive as Falmouth Town Council have built a fantastic new stage in Kimberley Park. We also hope to do more outside broadcasts in Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding areas in the coming year, now we have access to the Source FM OB van supplied by British Broadcast Audio.”