Chesterfield Radio scoop Midland Enterprise award

Chesterfield Radio is certainly feeling the love at the moment and feel like they’re floating on cloud nine after scooping a top award for the East Midlands. We are now the SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards ‘Best Community Radio Broadcasters’ in the East Midlands 2020/21.

The accolade has been welcomed by station director, Paul Wragsdale as a reflection of the hard work put in by the whole team from presenters to background staff that have all played their part in achieving this.

“I think it demonstrates what the whole team have done to get us to where we are”

“We shared on our Facebook page that we are now (sourced from MyTuner Radio) the most listened to station across the Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire region and this confirms our peers are also watching what we’re doing!”

“This award is also thanks to our listeners without whom none of this would be working now and we can’t thank them enough!”

It comes as the station goes from strength to strength with more people tuning in each day which is something the team are more than happy with. It comes after the station was launched on Monday 2nd November 2020 allowing listeners to tune in through the Simple Radio and MyTuner radio apps, on smart speakers and online.

“It means so much to us to have received this acknowledgement for the hardwork the team have put in to getting the station where it is today and I know we couldn’t have done it without them. We’re all volunteers at the station and don’t get paid for our work but that doesn’t mean we don’t work hard for the communities we serve. We know how important radio can be to some people, a lifeline even for those in a lonely environment due to the current lockdown restrictions but we want everyone to know that we are here for them and we want to help get them through this with great music a bit of light-hearted chat throughout the day!”

Program Director, Sean Goldsmith, also said “Just delighted all the hard work from everyone has been recognised and this is only the beginning.

  • You can hear the station by telling your smart speaker “Alexa/Google, play Chesterfield Radio from Simple Radio!” or head over to our home page to see the other methods of listening to us.