Surrey broadcasting pillar receives national radio honor


Graham with his National Community Radio Honors Award

Submitted for publication in the Surrey Advertiser

A Surrey radio program controller received a national award for his dedication to a local radio station and the community.

Graham Laycock, 72, of Pyrford, Woking, started volunteering at community radio 50 years ago and helped found Brooklands Radio 14 years ago as a program controller.

The broadcasting mainstay has now received a National Community Radio Honors Award for its hard work on the ground. The awards ceremony took place in Coventry at the Transport Museum on Saturday 23 October attended by over 200 people from across the UK.

The Community Radio Awards were set up to celebrate community radio and all the hard work and time that the volunteers involved have given to their stations, shows and communities. The judges are composed of well-known figures from the community radio sector, academics and independent persons from the third sector.

With over 430 nominations, Graham’s victory was no small feat and he was delighted to be recognized.

“At Brooklands Radio, we aim to provide meaningful local content and opportunities and are there for everyone in our area of ​​Surrey, supporting them in initiatives, events or just helping our community thrive.

“Now, more than ever after being confined and isolated, having a radio station to listen to and keep you company at home or to travel with, makes such a difference to our listeners.

“We really want to offer variety, personality and camaraderie every day. “

If you would like to know more about Brooklands radio contact: studio@brooklandsradio.co.uk

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