BBC Radio Kent wins prestigious award for coverage of older people's issues

Friday 9 November 2012

White Cliffs of Dover Saga's local Radio Station, Radio Kent, wins a prestigous award for their comprehensive and informative coverage of older people's issues at the Independent Age Roses Awards - even beating national bbc programmes to scoop the title.

The Mid Morning programme on BBC Radio Kent, presented by Julia George, was named "best factual radio programme" at the Roses Media Awards in London - beating "Women's Hour" and "You and Yours" on Radio 4. 
The awards recognise outstanding coverage of older people's issues.  The judges praised the programme for its work surrounding the issues of carers and those with dementia, and were impressed by the relationship listeners have with Jules in revealing so much about their lives.
One of the judges, Michael Barton (controller, BBC Local Radio 1976-88), said this is exactly what local radio should be doing and shows local radio at its very best!

With the UKs rapidly aging population it's increasingly important for local radio to highlight issues of importance to this age group and it's great that Saga's local station is doing just that. 


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