A local radio station and its presenters have been nominated for a total of seven Community Radio Awards, more than any other community radio station. 

Marlow FM has picked up nominations in the 'Outside Broadcast of the Year' and 'Covid and Community Response' categories.

This is for covering the Marlow Christmas Drive-In and Marlow’s Quiet Night In events, and for hosting the Hidden Heroes awards that celebrated the town’s heroes during the pandemic. 

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Presenters Amelia Slaughter and Angie Burns are both up for Female Presenter of the Year, and Edan Gaskell for Newcomer of the Year.

The Rock Shop with Michelle Livings has also been nominated for Specialist Music Show of the Year. 

Marlow FM’s new mobile phone app, which was built by one of the station’s own volunteers, Luke Morton, is in the running for the Innovation Award. 

More than 430 entries from stations around the UK were whittled down to five per category. 

Graham Duthie, managing director of Marlow FM, said: “It’s been a tough 18 months for Marlow FM, what with the pandemic, a drop in income, and the flooding at Longridge.

"But these nominations, the most we’ve ever had, prove we fought back and made a real difference to the community.

"We’re all really proud.” 

The winners will be revealed in a ceremony at the Coventry Transport Museum on  October 23.