Nottingham Trent University’s student radio station Fly FM is this week celebrating its 15th birthday.
To mark the celebrations, Fly has arranged for a number of alumni who are now in the radio industry to come back to their roots to present special one hour shows. As well as people who have gone on to work at Talksport and Key 103; Sky Sports News presenter Adam Leventhal, Absolute Radio’s weekday evening presenter, Mark Crossley, and the voice of BBC Radio 1 and former SRA Chair, David Cameron Walker, who will all present special one-hour shows throughout the week.
Current Station Manager, Matthew Geer, said: “It’s very exciting to welcome back all these old presenters who have gone on to such great things in the industry. For all our current presenters, it’s very inspiring for them, and they’ve had the opportunity to learn some great things from them too.”
In 2001, the station won its first ever SRAs (Student Radio Awards). Adam Leventhal, currently of Sky Sports News, won both the ‘Best Show’ and ‘Best Specialist Music Programme.’
Fly launched into its current online format in 2007 and has since seen a string of awards at the Student Radio Awards. The station has now won 11 awards in total, which this year included a bronze award for Pete and Pearse in the ‘Best Entertainment Show’ category, a silver for Jade Worsley in the ‘Best Female’ category and a gold award for Pete Allison in the ‘Best Male’ category.
The Student Radio Association wants to congratulate Fly FM on their 15years of broadcasting and here’s to the next 15!