URN named Best Student Station 2016 at SRAs

Nottingham university radio station, URN, was named Best Station at the Student Radio Awards 2016 – and picked up a total of four Golds at the o2 in London.

The station won two Golds in the Speech Programming and Journalistic categories for The Nineteen Percent, and another went to URN’s James Turner who was named Best Newcomer. There were also four Golds at the awards ceremony for Leeds Student Radio.

URN has now won Gold in the Station of the Year category for six out of the last seven years – they took the honour in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2016.

The SRA Awards are sponsored by BBC Radio 1 and Global.

Also announced on stage in London was news of where the Student Radio Conference will be held in 2017. The event will be hosted by Demon FM in Leicester in the Spring.

The full list of award winners is here:

BEST LIVE EVENT OR OUTSIDE BROADCAST
GOLD: Varsity Series – Fly FM
SILVER: The Leadership Race – Leeds Student Radio
BRONZE: 3 Campuses, 2 Counties, 1 Broadcast – Xpression

BEST STUDENT RADIO CHART SHOW
GOLD: Livewire
SILVER: The Cat Radio
BRONZE: Fly FM

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
GOLD: Beat The Buzz – URY
SILVER: Dragon Site Redesign – Dragon Radio
BRONZE: The URN App – URN

BEST INTERVIEW
GOLD: Will Brookes interviews Julian Tagg – Xpression FM
SILVER: Anya Lawrence interviews David Sherratt – URN
BRONZE: Kyle B interviews Officer Johnson – Radio LaB 97.1

BEST SPEECH PROGRAMMING
GOLD: The Nineteen Percent – URN
SILVER: Somewhere On A Blue Horizon – Spark Sunderland
BRONZE: Chance Encounter – CSRfm

BEST JOURNALISTIC PROGRAMMING
GOLD: The Nineteen Percent – URN
SILVER: World Mental Health Day Podcast – Livewire
BRONZE: The Pulse – URN

BEST SPORT PROGRAMMING
GOLD: RaW Sport – RaW 1251am
SILVER: The Thursday Sport Show – URN
BRONZE: Fly FM Sport – Fly FM

BEST SPECIALIST MUSIC PROGRAMMING
GOLD: Jaguar Bingham – Leeds Student Radio
SILVER: Urban Soul – Xpress Radio
BRONZE: Jen Thomas – Fly FM

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
GOLD: The Lowdown with Tom Cross – Surge
SILVER: The Rustlers – URN
BRONZE: The Tom v Tom Show – Livewire

BEST MULTIPLATFORM INITIATIVE
GOLD: Spice UK – Leeds Student Radio
SILVER: National Student Pride 2016 – Smoke Radio
BRONZE: Varsity 2016 – URN

BEST STATION BRANDING
GOLD: Fly FM
SILVER: URN
BRONZE: URY

BEST NEWCOMER
GOLD: James Turner – URN
SILVER: Lauren Ellis – Leeds Student Radio
BRONZE: Gabrielle Morris – URN

BEST FEMALE
GOLD: Jen Thomas – Fly FM
SILVER: Jaguar Bingham – Leeds Student Radio
BRONZE: Kerry Maule – Leeds Student Radio

BEST MALE
GOLD: Mo Ayoub – Leeds Student Radio
SILVER: Tom Cross – Surge
BRONZE: Ben Malone – URN

THE KEVIN GREENING AWARD FOR CREATIVITY
GOLD: Yeezy Taught Me – Leeds Student Radio
SILVER: Andrew Hodges – East London Radio
BRONZE: Biscuit News – URY

BEST STUDENT RADIO STATION
GOLD: URN
SILVER: KCL Radio
BRONZE: Smoke Radio

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 11:14 pm by RadioToday

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