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BBC Radio 1 presenters Annie Mac and Scott Mills have been confirmed as the hosts of this year’s Student Radio Awards

BBC Radio 1 presenters Annie Mac and Scott Mills have been confirmed as the hosts of this year’s Student Radio Awards, held at the IndigO2 in London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday 9th November 2011. The Student Radio Awards celebrates the best in student radio talent from around the UK and offers students the chance to be recognised by some of the top radio industry organisations and professionals. Former Chair of the Student Radio Awards, Huw Stephens, will also be supporting the presenting duo on stage by becoming the Awards roaming reporter, seeking reactions from the crowd as the winners are announced.

Scott Mills said: “I am so pleased to be asked to host the Awards again! I think it’s really important to listen to and find talent from student radio, there is a lot of it out there!”

The Student Radio Association (SRA) is also very pleased to announce that Annie will be supporting the Awards further by becoming the Chair of the Student Radio Awards for 2011-2013, replacing XFM’s Mary Anne Hobbs, who regrettably had to step down due to other commitments. We would like to thank Mary Anne for her passion for student radio and her work so far, and hope that she can get involved in the Awards again in the future. Meanwhile, we are delighted to welcome Annie to the role and know that she will be an outstanding Chair.

BBC Radio 1 has supported the Student Radio Awards since their inception, with presenters including Greg James, Fearne Cotton, Colin Murray, Jo Whiley, Edith Bowman, Steve Lamacq and Chris Moyles all taking part in either Chairing or hosting the ceremony. The SRA is proud to announce that BBC Radio is continuing to support the Awards this year, alongside some of the best stations and organisations within the commercial radio industry, including Bauer, Absolute Radio and GMG. The SRA is delighted that the radio industry continues to support student radio and recognises that it is a pool of talent that could well go on to sustain the industry in the future.

This year the Awards received over 500 entries from 70+ student radio stations across the UK, with all 14 categories being fiercely contested. The SRA would like to thank the Alumni Student Radio Association (ASRA) for providing and coordinating the 120+ judges from across the radio, media and education industries that have taken part to judge the entries and select nominees and winners. Former winners have gone on to roles with BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music, Radio 2, Radio 4, Bauer, GMG, Absolute Radio and Orion Media to name but a few. There is no doubt that the most exciting and fresh talent will be arriving at the prestigious event in November, hoping to be recognised for their creativity and innovation by industry professionals.

Each year students and stations get together to see who will be shortlisted for the big event in November. This year the nominations parties will be combined with regional ‘I Love Student Radio’ training days and held on Wednesday 12th October 2011 across the country. To find out more about the nearest nomination party to you, visit studentradio.org.uk