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Until the entry deadline for the
Student Radio Awards 2014 supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio
Featured Station: Aberdeen Student Radio
Aberdeen Student Radio

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Student Radio was formed in 2007 after several years campaigning from countless students for the University of Aberdeen to replace the Slick FM...

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Best Student Radio Station

GOLD: URN (52)

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SILVER: Best Station 2011 - URY (53)

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BRONZE: 1449AM URB Best Station Entry 2011 (3)

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Best Marketing & Station Sound

GOLD: URN (52)

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SILVER: GU2 Radio Best Marketing and Station Sound 2011 (22)

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BRONZE: LSRfm.com 2010-2011 (31)

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Best Male Presenter

GOLD: Pete Allison (66)

My name’s Pete Allison and twelve months ago, I was sat in the same chair finishing the written side to my Best Newcomer entry, after a year in which I’d almost accidentally found myself on...

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SILVER: Sean Thorne Best Male Presenter (58)

Hello I’m Sean Thorne and my name rhymes.  I’ve been presenting on Xpress Radio for 2 years now on various mainstream and sports shows, but my core philosophy (for want of a far less...

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BRONZE: Jon Jackson (17)

In the past year, I have presented a number of shows on Demon FM. Catalyst  -  a new music show premiering the best in new rock/alternative music, artist interviews, gig guides. Rush Hour ...

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Best Female Presenter

GOLD: Tamsin Grainger - Best Female Presenter (58)

       I present on Xpress Radio because I love it. As I hope is evident in the audio attached, each member of The Tamsin and Mel Afternoon Show team get on a storm and bounce...

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SILVER: Jade Worsley (66)

  Hello! My name is Jade and with the next 500+ words I would like to take you on a journey of how student radio became a massive part of my life and will have a special place in my heart for many...

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BRONZE: Erica Dancer, Best Female - Demon FM (17)

I believe that I am this years best female, as my presenting skills include a large amount of personality, with engaging, and interesting features that are recognised and enjoyed by many listeners on the...

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Best Newcomer

GOLD: Ian Thursfield- Newcomer (35)

  My first year within RamAir has been extremely busy. Starting off the year with building soundproofing for two new studios. This started as a one-off help but turned into a daily task for five...

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SILVER: Natalie Holiday, Best Newcomer, Smoke Radio (62)

Natalie Holiday – Smoke Radio (Best Newcomer)To be truly honest with you, Radio was not my skill, or at least I didn’t know it was until I tried it.  It all started in my three gap years...

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BRONZE: Best Newcomer Entry - Aislinn Hayes (24)

When I first decided to go to Imperial College London and leave my safe little suburb in small-town Ireland, I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in, that people wouldn’t accept me, that I would...

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Best Entertainment Programme

GOLD: The Chalk and Charles Show (53)

The Chalk and Charles Show started life as ‘URY Breakfast with William Chalk and Charles Lewis’ on Wednesdays in the autumn term almost by accident, based on nothing more than curiosity, freshers’...

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SILVER: Luke and Ed (58)

  The show is built on the tagline ‘It’s your show as much as it is ours’ with a focus on getting listeners and the student body involved. It is a light-hearted afternoon show,...

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BRONZE: Pete & Pearsé (66)

Thursdays, from 4 ‘til 6pm, is the home of ‘Pete & Pearsé’. We’ve been part of the station’s afternoon programming since we joined Fly FM in our first year at Uni’...

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Best Interview

GOLD: URF: Luke Cooper Milbank Protest Interview (51)

TX: Wednesday 17th November 2010 - 12noon It was November 2010 and the NUS and UCU had jointly organised a national demonstration against the new coalition government’s proposals for higher education...

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SILVER: Scott McGerty Interviews Wretch 3 2 (105)

When our Head of Music received Wretch 3 2’s debut single ‘Traktor’ it was known within Spark FM as a big hit to come.  The Head of Music got on to the label and managed to organise...

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BRONZE: Rusko In The Studio (69)

Having moved to the new and highly sought after slot of Tuesday nights, Sam Moir on Forge Radio broke some of the most exciting and cutting edge bass music in its final year of student radio. Presented...

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Best Journalistic Programming

GOLD: Nineteen: Now or Never? (31)

LSR Newslink Special Nineteen Now or Never? This one-off special takes the style of a Radio 4 access documentary about a former Lincoln University student who had to leave during her first year. It documents...

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SILVER: The Pulse (52)

The Pulse is URN’s daily news show.  Running live for an hour every weekday, we aim to cover news which matters to Nottingham students, focusing heavily on campus-based issues.  With no...

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BRONZE: Buzz Demolition 2010 (3)

On Wednesday 10th November 2010, over 50,000 students marched throughout the streets of London to protest against Higher Education cuts and the potential rise in tuition fees. Bath University sent three...

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Best Event or Outside Broadcast

GOLD: KCL Radio - Varsity Rugby 2011 (113)

  Entry for Best Live / Outside Broadcast – KCLR do Varsity KCLR’s coverage of Varsity was the station’s first ever live broadcast: let alone OB. Varsity is the annual clash between...

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SILVER: Elections Night (52)

Elections Night This year URN dramatically stepped up our coverage of Elections Night. A massive team worked tirelessly to organise, host and broadcast the biggest evening in the SU calendar, from 7pm...

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BRONZE: Leeds Day Of Action (31)

LSRfm.com covered the exciting events of the 'Day of Action' protests against higher education cuts on November 24th in Leeds, a fortnight after the high-profile protests at Millbank, London. The day...

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Best Speech Programming

GOLD: The Zombie and You (105)

The Zombie and You is a very tongue in cheek, comic documentary which looks into the idea of an imminent zombie invasion upon the United Kingdom.  I stumbled upon this idea for a feature through my...

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SILVER: 2 Up (62)

2 Up is an audio tapestry of gaming nostalgia. It is a radio show about video games and the people who love them. I wanted to take all the things I'd learnt from 1 Up (the predecessor) and further experiment...

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BRONZE: The More Beautiful Game (53)

It’s rare that a book is given to me that I cannot put down but when it was handed a script by James Bugg, a student at York, about of all things Table Football it was hours before I looked up again,...

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Best Technical Achievement

GOLD: IRIS - Interchangeable Radio Playout System (2)

IRIS - Content Ingest for Broadcast James Harrison, Head of Technology 2010-11, Insanity Radio 1287AM Student Radio Awards 2011 Entry At Insanity we had a huge number of challenges in the last year,...

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SILVER: Surge Facebook Application (47)

For a long time Surge has offered users the ability to contact the studio or request songs through a variety of media. The foremost of these have been e-mail and SMS. However, SMS could often be inaccurate,...

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BRONZE: Xtreme Radio Station Manager (60)

  One of the challanges we encountered this year was that people wanted to come in and prepare their shows on the system in advance of their actual show. This meant that the studios were in even...

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Best Specialist Music Programming

GOLD: French Toast (62)

Frank McWeeny - www.frankmcw.com   French Toast   I am bilingual and bi-national French/English and have lived in both countries for a significant amount of time. I consider myself as having...

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SILVER: Asian Invasion with Yasser (31)

'Asian Invasion' is an Asian music show broadcasted every Wednesday evening 8-9pm. This year was its second year of broadcast. In the first year, The show concentrated on 'popular' Asian music from Bhangra...

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BRONZE: Dance Revolution - 107 Spark FM (105)

Spark FM prides itself on its diverse range of  specialist shows. We needed a show that reflected the dance music wants of the stations 15 – 24 year old target audience. A one stop...

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The Student Radio Chart Show Award

GOLD: XpressionFM (59)

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SILVER: Student Radio Chart Show: GU2 Radio (22)

We did a chart show on Hallowe'en. It was very fun.

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BRONZE: Best SRA Chart Show - 1449AM URB (3)

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The Kevin Greening Creativity Award

GOLD: The Prince of Humberside (53)

The Prince of Humberside, originally a half an hour black comedy, deals directly with the issue of depression in young people and is written and directed by Tess Humphrey who has had personal experience...

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