News: UK BLUES AWARDS 2020 – Sunday 17 May – Pete Feenstra is nominated in UK blues broadcaster category

UK Blues Awards 2020 - Sunday 17 May, 18:00 BST (GMT+1)

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra has been voted “UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year”  in the annual UK Blues Awards, sponsored by ‘Blues Matters’.

The winners of each category were announced in a special virtual awards stream via the UK Blues Federation YouTube channel on Sunday 17 May, at 18:00 BST (GMT+1).

There were guest appearances from Walter Trout, Bernie Marsden and MCs included legendary broadcaster Bob Harris.

Promoted by The UKBlues Federation, the sole UK Affiliate of the Blues Foundation, an Active Member of the European Blues Union, and organiser of the annual UKBlues Challenge.

The nomination process involving a panel of over 800 invitees took place between 6th & 20th January 2020 during which time there were hundreds of nominations.

In 2019 Pete Feenstra was awarded ‘Best Radio Show’ at the European Blues Awards.  He previously picked up a Lifetime Contribution award at the European Blues Awards in November 2016.

Watch Pete’s award presentation
Pete Feenstra on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio
UK Blues Awards
YouTube channel (UK Blues Federation)

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 2 August 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 4 August 2020.

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