Local radio show up for European award

A pair of radio presenters in Lincoln have been nominated for an international award for their radio show, The Reading Room.

The Reading Room on Siren FM has been running for a year, and features book reviews, short stories by local writers and author interviews.

The programme is presented by Paul Tyler, a factory worker, and produced by Jonny Haw, a local government worker.

The European Podcast Awards 2011 has several big programmes nominated alongside The Reading Room, such as BBC’s Today Programme and The Guardian.

Paul Tyler said: “We’re really pleased and proud to have been nominated for the European Podcast Awards.

“Although we’re nominated in the “professional” category against well-funded podcasts from the likes of BBC Radio 4 and Capital FM, our show is really a labour of love for my producer Jonny Haw and me.

“We both have full time jobs and put the show together in our spare time with a budget of zero.”

To vote for the show, visit The Reading Room’s website and follow the European Podcast Awards link.

Tyler added: “We really need listeners to get behind us and vote for the show online.

“The final decision will be down to a panel of judges, but votes from the public will be considered and, as we’re up against some tough competition, we need our listeners to get behind us.

“It really is a case of David and Goliath!”

Listen to previous shows here, or tune in to 107.3FM on the first Sunday of every month at 10am until 12pm.

Source: Siren FM | Photo: Scott Murray