by Ram Kalyan 'Kelly' on Monday 12th January 2015 at 2:00pm
This week on Friday 9th January 2015 we celebrated our 9th anniversary with a lavish Anniversary & Awards Evening at the Southampton Novotel. 300 guests of Unity 101 volunteers, supporters & sponsors, enjoyed a colourful evening filled with celebration, entertainment, excitement & food.
Unity 101 volunteers, the two universities, colleges and schools were acknowledged and rewarded, receiving awards for their achievements Special guests and Unity 101’s supporters expressed praise for the station, stating:
Jason Horton, Head of Regional & Local Programmes, BBC South: “BBC Radio Solent has had a relationship with Unity 101 for five years now and we are extremely proud of our links with the station. Over the next 12 months I know our relationship will become stronger as my colleagues help to train members of the Unity team. Very early on in 2015 we’ll feature some of the stories generated by Unity 101 on our Breakfast Programme.”
Robin Britton, ITV Meridian Head of News: “Unity 101 is a great community station and ITV News Meridian is proud to work in partnership with the team and in a relationship that works for both of us. ITV News is able to provide opportunities to individuals and groups who want to gain experience in TV and online production and the Unity 101 team help us to be relevant to all communities in our region. We look forward to working even more closely together in 2015.”
Richard Kennett, Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions, University of Southampton: “The University of Southampton recognises Unity 101’s key role in supporting the community and we value our relationship with the station.”
Professor Mike Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Southampton Solent University: “Southampton Solent University has enjoyed working with Unity 101 for many years, giving great opportunities for students and staff to engage with the diverse communities of the area through participation as presenters, in programming, broadcasting support and at various superb events. Well done to all at Unity 101 for an enduring partnership which we value highly.”
Unity 101 Community Radio is an independent voluntary organisation. Our aim is to promote and broadcast the music and culture of Asian and minority ethnic communities in Southampton. Culturally focused programmes meet the training, skills and capacity needs of our volunteers and listeners, so they can participate more fully in a cohesive society.