Congratulations to all the winners in this week's industry awards, especially BBC Tees here in North East England.
But I was saddened to see there is now no specific Radio Academy Award for smaller stations as Station of the Year. There used to be a <300,000 category. Surely this can't be a policy decision not to specifically support the smaller and community stations which are the seedbed of our industry? I know the nominations and awards meant a lot to people in those smaller operations, who the Academy is also supposed to involve.