Thursday saw almost 8 months of hard work culminate in a little over 8 hours of a really successful event!
That’s playing it down a little. The Student Radio Awards, always a fantastic event, and this year was no different. However it really could not have been done if it wasn’t for the help and hard work of so many people!
It was back in April/May (I think), that I was sitting in an 8th Floor board room looking across the views of Westminster towards the London Eye. Three of us from Student Radio alongside arguably two of the most powerful men in youth targeted radio – Ben Cooper and Ashley Tabor. That’s when the planning for Thursday’s event really started. We wanted to have an awards ceremony that saw all sides of the radio industry coming together to support the new, young and development talent that student radio has to offer.
I’m pleased to say that after with BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio both on board as Co-Headline sponsors we are able to achieve this.
We were also able to find support from UBC Media, Kiss, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 4 Extra, Wise Buddah, Something Else, BBC College Of Production, The International Radio Festival, Lambeth College, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Newsbeat and Flirt!.
In addition our sponsors many other industry guests came along to the event, including a selection of over 120 judges. There were over 500 entries to listen to this year, and these judges gave up their spare free time, to find the cream of the crop! And that they did, congratulations to all the winners!
I’ve received lots of feedback from both student members and industry guests and I’m very proud to hear that it’s [mainly] all really positive comments.
Role on Conference!