I am not 100% sure who runs the community radio awards but one of our presenters has picked up on them this morning.
However it occurred to me that it only accepts Ofcom licensed community radio stations.
I don’t know who ribs it but I am assuming that there is a possibility they are either on this forum or someone on here could point me in their direction.
Anyway my point is that in the 21st century should they not also be open to internet radio stations that are clearly set up in the same spirit as community radio stations - a charitable type company structure, clear social gain aims, servicing a clear community such as town, etc. There are several of these popping up now and it seems a bit archaic to only accept groups who hold a particular license.
It is also worth remembering that several of the recent Ofcom applicants have existing successful online stations and were only refused a FM license due to lack of spectrum.