Local Knowsley based radio station KCC Live who were recently nominated for the Prolific North Champions Awards 2021, have come away with the award for Station of the Year.
The recognition is much welcomed for the station that’s majority volunteer run. Running for almost 18 years and based in a college campus, for KCC Live to be nominated amongst companies such as Channel 4, Lizardfish TV and BBC bitesize, and judged by people such as Ben O’Brien (Head of Comms Liverpool City Region Combined Authority) and Andrew Diggle (Head of Digital Content, Formula 1),and win is a huge honour for the team.
The Prolific North Champions Awards recognise the organisations, teams and individuals putting the North on the map in the creative and digital sectors. KCC Live, while living by the mantra ‘Young, Scouse and Happy’ has also looked to be the Knowsley Community Champions, pushing to stand up and provide an inclusive place for people of a variety of backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.
Station Manager Dan Spelman said:
“To have achieved this award shortly before our 18th birthday is massive, and we wish to thank all volunteers, past and present, staff and management… And of course the listening public. KCC Live has been a station at Knowsley Community College since December 2003. Created by Sir George Sweeney, knighted for his work within education and then Principal of Knowsley Community College, and Hywel Evans , known for working with Rock FM and multi award winning radio broadcaster, whom after 17 years of service to the station stepped down I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at KCC Live to thank Hywel for everything has done for everyone past and present of the station and the community of Knowsley during his time time at KCC Live.
I would also like to thank now Station Director Miguel Doforo for me to get the call last year from Miguel to become Station Manager was a dream and already Miguel has already made such a positive impact at the station, in Knowsley and now this winning this award just one year into this new era of the station with our shared version on bringing more creative opportunities for young people in in all boroughs of the city region We are excited to see where things can be taken.”