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

York University

We're the oldest legal independent radio station in the UK. Broadcasting to over 13,000 students (including across York's recent expansion) we have continual...

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Best Student Radio Station

GOLD: URN (52)

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SILVER: University Radio York (URY) (53)

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BRONZE: 107 Spark FM - Exclusively Sunderland (105)

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Best Marketing & Station Sound

GOLD: URN (52)

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SILVER: Fly FM - Best Marketing & Branding (66)

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BRONZE: 107 SPARK FM (105)

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Best Male Presenter

GOLD: Ethan O'Leary on 107 Spark FM (105)

Hi I’m Ethan O’Leary and I have been part of 107 Spark FM for just under 3 years. I began my time on weekend breakfast when I moved to the UK to study. Walking past your housemates at 6am as...

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SILVER: Tom Watts - Best Male - Fly FM (66)

Hi, I’m Tom. I’m 20 years old. I go to Nottingham Trent University. I study Broadcast Journalism. I like to go out and get drunk. I spend too much money. I don’t know how the washing...

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BRONZE: Matthew Hemmaty (41)

Before I open the microphone to do a link I think to myself, this best be good for the listener… if not, make it snappy and shut up. Let’s give this a go then… What a ride it has been!...

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Best Female Presenter

GOLD: Hometime with Hattie (21)

Hometime with Hattie is a light entertainment show broadcasted live for two hours every Friday from The University of Manchester’s Fuse FM - playing all the latest indie and pop music. The audio...

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SILVER: Rachael 'Coco' Cole (53)

Hi, I’m Coco! (born as Rachael, but people seem to remember Coco so I stick with it.) My involvement in and love of Student Radio was an inevitable evolution of childhood bedroom-to-studio transformations...

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BRONZE: Claire Chambers - Best Female - Fly FM (66)

I love music and I love talking so the only wise career move for me was to go into radio. I couldn’t think of a more perfect job where you can get paid to do both. I would do it for free to be honest....

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Best Newcomer

GOLD: Abbie McCarthy - Best Newcomer (37)

  I’m a radio keeno and I love it.  Through getting involved with RaW this year my appreciation and interest in radio has continued to grow, I love so many different aspects of radio...

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SILVER: Giles Gear (URN) (52)

URN has been the highlight of my first year at Nottingham University. During sixth form, I never imagined that one year later, not only would I be presenting my own weekly show, but also writing sketches...

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BRONZE: George O'Neill (URN) (52)

Picture this. September 2011 is fast looming, and I was having what could be best described as an end of degree crisis. I had managed to get through three years without really feeling like I had fulfilled...

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Best Entertainment Programme

GOLD: Drive Time with Richie Lee (105)

Richie Lee started the 4-7PM slot every Tuesday & Thursdays on April 10th 2012 and so far has 28 shows under his belt. The show has three producers; John Scott, Rachel Connolly and Chris Swainston. In...

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SILVER: The Chris Browning Show (58)

  This is the second year for ‘The Chris Browning Show’, but the first with Producer Jo. We’ve developed a strong, creative partnership, and are really happy with how the show has...

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BRONZE: The Tom Davies Show with Tom Davies (37)

The Tom Davies Show with Tom Davies is now in its second year on RaW, recently winning the station’s award for entertainment programming. Throughout the last nine months we’ve enjoyed bringing...

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Best Interview

GOLD: My Boy Daniel (105)

  My boy Daniel tells the heartfelt story of every single mothers worst nightmare. Daniel was just like any “normal” young man who loved his family and friends. He never showed any prior...

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SILVER: Scott McGerty Interviews the Far East Movement (105)

Music plugger Mike Swaine from Digi DJ attended the 2012 Student Radio Conference and mentioned that he would be having the Far East Movement in for a radio day. After the session, Scott McGerty had a...

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BRONZE: Rita Ora Interview (31)

Rita Ora was about to embark on her first UK Tour when she was recently supporting DJ Fresh all over the UK. When I found out she was going to be performing at Leeds University Union, I couldn’t...

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Best Journalistic Programming

GOLD: The Pulse: The Truth About Taxis (URN) (52)

After a URN night out at the pub, a taxi driver attempted to charge us £10 for a one mile journey, point-blank refusing to put us on the meter.  Rather than moaning about this, we saw it as...

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SILVER: The Pulse: Whose Lenton is it? (URN) (52)

The Pulse is URN’s daily news show. As part of our aim to make our coverage of stories more original and exciting this year, we presented this special broadcast, dealing with tensions between students...

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BRONZE: The Science Show (URN) (52)

he Science Show was new this year to URN’s speech output. With the University’s rich, world-renowned scientific output on our doorstep, we decided to tap this resource and thus The Science...

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Best Event or Outside Broadcast

GOLD: Varsity 2012 (37)

RaW’s coverage of Varsity 2012 was the most complex production we’ve ever undertaken, with five hours of live programming from the Finale, driven from Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena, as...

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SILVER: The Forum Opening (59)

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 marked the day of the Official Opening of the Forum, a £48m building project in the heart of the Exeter University Streatham Campus, by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke...

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BRONZE: May Bumps 2012 (16)

For four days in June, the city of Cambridge is captivated by the (confusingly named) May Bumps, a series of intercollegiate rowing races involving over 1,000 students from both Cambridge and Anglia...

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Best Speech Programming

GOLD: Hello, I'm Half-Caste (62)

At the age of 15, I read a poem that for the first time in my life made me reflect upon what it means to be mixed race. I felt an instant connection to the words on the page, and it made me secure in the...

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SILVER: How I Lost My Faith (37)

  A student drama that deliberately fails to deal with religion but instead deals with a generation increasingly disillusioned by the world. This one-hour radio play takes the form of thirteen monologues,...

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BRONZE: Beyond Silence: Saving the Sounds of Spring (24)

As drilled into any wannabe media-maker, the first thing I thought about was the audience. I hope Imperial College London's student body will forgive me for saying that they are a rather unusual bunch...

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Best Technical Achievement

GOLD: Bailrigg FM Field Switchboard (7)

The Bailrigg FM Switchboard is a Mac OS application developed in the 2012 academic year jointly by the Chief Engineer and Head of Music. It was built to combat the lack of software available with the...

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SILVER: OpenOB - Low-latency audio over IP for broadcast (2)

IMPORTANT: Due to SRA submission limits on uploaded audio (128k MP3 or lower), the supporting audio detailing the link quality could not be uploaded in a lossless codec. It is strongly recommended that...

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BRONZE: Clickteesside iPhone App (84)

  One of the main aims that are always on the top of our goals at Clickteesside is to increase our listenership, to have more people knowing about the station and what we can provide to them...

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Best Specialist Music Programming

GOLD: Dance Revolution (105)

Dance Revolution delivers a mix of brand new, current, classic & locally produced commercial, house, trance, electro & Old Skool dance music. The all most non-stop music is complimented by an ongoing...

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SILVER: Mim Shaikh Presents The Shaikh World Show (31)

The Shaikh World Show is a one-hour urban music show presented by Mim Shaikh, the Grime-Guru of LSRFM. The show is branded as being the official Wednesday night Urban Takeover. It focuses on anything and...

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BRONZE: Coco Electro (53)

Coco Electro is the specialist show, to which listeners and myself, Coco, ‘go hard to electronic bass dance music’ weekly on ((URY)). The genres played are slightly difficult to define; a task...

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The Student Radio Chart Show Award

GOLD: Xpression FM (59)

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The Kevin Greening Creativity Award

GOLD: Beyond Silence: Saving the sounds of Spring (24)

As drilled into any wannabe media-maker, the first thing I thought about was the audience. I hope Imperial College London's student body will forgive me for saying that they are a rather unusual bunch...

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