MônFM Community Radio Station has been in existence for nine years and since 2012 it has broadcast a bilingual mix of locally-based music, news and chat to North-West Wales. During lockdown the station played a significant part in the lives of many people – their dedicated team of volunteers made a special effort to broadcast from home, and to enable the station to keep thousands of people engaged and informed.
In addition to providing great entertainment, the station also broadcast the latest news on lockdown restrictions, community support projects and other support services, as well as posting regularly on Facebook and the MônFM news channels on their website, app and via social media.
The station’s Acting Chair, Tony Wyn Jones said “Its not possible to select one or two members of the team for recognition, they all deserve the ‘Hidden Heroes’ nomination – I’m proud that it’s going to the entire MônFM team. Each and every one of our volunteers contributes to the success of MônFM – from the people doing practical and engineering jobs, to those whose voices we hear over the airwaves, and the Steering Group who work quietly in the background. We are proud to be recognised as a key part of Anglesey and Gwynedd’s Covid-19 response.“
MP for Ynys Môn, Virginia Crosbie, praised the station saying “It was amazing to see all the community groups coming together during lockdown and how MônFM has played a key part of the voluntary operation that kept the area going. As a supporter of Community Radio and regular contributor to MônFM’s schedule I was thrilled to see the team nominated for the Hidden Heroes award. “