Shock Radio receives the ‘Gold’ standard at national student radio awards
Shock Radio, the University’s premier radio station has received three awards at the Student Radio Association’s (SRA) Amplify Awards.
The station received two gold awards for ‘Best contribution to the region’ and ‘The Student Radio Amplify award’ and a silver award for ‘Best student radio moment of the year.
The award ceremony takes place during the annual SRA conference, where stations from across the country go to learn about radio and network with other students.
Station Manager and second year BA Television and Radio Production student Matthew Green said: “I’m absolutely buzzing that Shock Radio is bring home two gold awards from the Amplify awards this year, it’s a great achievement.
“We started the night out with a win for ‘Best contribution to the Region’ for our SRA chart show, thanks to a great job from our presenters, Matt McGettrick and Akeila Hewitt and producers Meg Bond and James Crompton.”
Student radio stations host the SRA chart show once a year and the programme is broadcast live across all student radio stations. For this year, Shock Radio featured interviews with Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder and the radio DJ, Mike Sweeney.
Matt added: “Ultimately, it was a really great night for us, I’m very happy, very proud and it’s been a great few days here at the SRA conference.”
Francis Masubay, who presents the station’s Breakfast Show, took home two of the awards on the night for the live broadcast of him taking on the big wheel during Winter Wonderland in December.
Francis said: “When they announced me as the Amplify Award winner, I couldn't believe it.
“I had received silver in my category earlier and was relieved that I didn't have to do a speech! The final award came through and I was just overwhelmed with the amount of support from the Shock Radio team and the other student radio stations. Truly a night to remember.”
Shock celebrated its 20th anniversary last November and has played a huge role in getting students engaged with radio.
Gary Morrisroe, lecturer in BA TV and Radio Production said: “I am so proud of the Shock Radio team - they are an inspiring group of entirely self-driven radio enthusiasts, and their talent, energy and commitment has been clearly recognised by the Student Radio Association in this year's Amplify Awards.
“To win three gongs - two gold and a silver - is a fantastic achievement and they are a credit to themselves and the university.
“May they keep doing what they are doing - having fun and creating great experiences for their listeners ... and demonstrating that radio is as vital and dynamic a medium as it ever was. Go team Shock!”
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