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Date set for Student Awards

The Student Radio Awards on Thursday 6th November 2008 will include two new categories this year, The Kevin Greening Award and The Student Chart Show Award.

'The Kevin Greening Award' is in tribute to the former Radio 1 broadcaster, which is dedicated to awarding innovation and creativity of any one entry. 'The Student Chart Show Award' will be presented following the successful trial of the nationally syndicated Student Chart Show this award aims to highlight the station that produced the finest show of themall.

The student radio awards have been responsible for launching the careers of many young voices in radio today including Marsha Shandur at XFM London, Greg James from BBC Radio 1 and Philippa TJ at BBC 6 Music.

The entries for the 2008 awards reached a record number and competition is expected to be fierce. The entries are now being scrutinised by some of the most successful and influential voices, producers, agents and programme controllers in the radio industry who will decide which students have what it takes to reach the top in their field of radio. The final nominations due to be released October 8th.

SRA events officer Kate Pringle says: "The hottest event in the Student Radio calendar is shaping up to be the best yet. The excitement from student radio and industry people alike is perhaps only topped by my own."

The event will take place at the Indigo2 in London.

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