September 6th, 2010
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It culminated in an on-air bust-up, the sacking of its high-profile breakfast presenter and the resignation of 16 volunteers.
The community radio station had been designed to give residents of Bute some home-grown entertainment and a sounding board for the issues that affected them the most.
However, a year after it hit the airwaves from a studio in Rothesay, it is Bute FM itself that has become the talk of the town.
Matters came to a head when co-director and popular morning show presenter Michael Blair, 66, was abruptly sacked from his show by station manager and co-director Iain Donald, 30. …
June 2nd, 2010
Awaz FM Becomes First Community Radio Station in the UK to Win The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Awaz FM Directors: left rear, Javaid Ullah, right rear, Charanjit Sangha and, sitting, Ali Malik.
Awaz FM, the voice of Glasgow’s ethnic communities, has become the first community radio station in the UK to win The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups.
The prestigious National Honour recognises outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others. It sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged of the highest standard.
Attracting more than 200,000 listeners a week, Awaz, which translates as ‘voice’ in Urdu and Hindi, is the only media platform where information and services can be delivered in a multilingual format.