Fly FM’s Student Radio Award ‘Best Male’ winner Pete Allison, has been given a weekly show on national radio station Q Radio.
Pete, currently studying broadcast journalism at Nottingham Trent University, recently won Best Male at the Student Radio Awards. Pete also has a weekly show on sister station The Hits Radio.
Pete said “I’m really excited to be joining Q’s weekend line-up (Sundays 10am-2pm). The Q brand is huge, well-respected and something I’m proud to be associated with. This new show gives me an opportunity to explore my own taste in music and I can’t wait to get started.”
Q Radio Programme Director James Walshe told the Student Radio Association: “Music alone is not enough to ensure radio’s survival, in a world being changed rapidly by technology such as smartphones and internet downloading and so at Q Radio – as with our sister station Kerrang! Radio – we’ve been keen to keep a close eye on the next generation of presenters, believing the future of radio to be in the hands of the radio broadcaster.”
James continued: “Pete came to our attention a while back and we were struck immediately by his exceptional talent for broadcasting. Laid back delivery and immense passion for music – and the ability to tell a great story: He’s a clear fit for a station like Q Radio – with a focus on new music of all genres and synergy with Q Magazine and its vision to be all about what’s happening right now in music. Pete is an exciting addition to the line up!”
Fred Bradley, Chair of the Student Radio Assocation added: “I’m sure it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster few months for Pete, and we’re very pleased. He has clearly impressed many people in the industry and I’m sure this will only continue. I hope we can also strengthen our relationship with Q Radio and more of the Bauer Media portfolio, to increase a wider coverage of industry professionals at April’s National Student Radio Conference in Bradford.”
Q Radio is available Freeview Channel 716 and online via http://www.qthemusic.com/