Each year the Student Radio Association officers award up to four individuals Honorary Life Membership to the Association to individuals who have made a considerable impact through their prolonged commitment to student radio and to the Association.

These people have gone ‘above and beyond’ in supporting Student Radio in the UK, and so the Student Radio Association Executive would like to award the following people:


Tim Dye

Tim has been involved with Student Radio for a great many years. As a member of URB, he joined the SRA holding posts of Marketing Officer and later ,Chair. Since leaving the SRA, Tim has continued to support the Association and acted as a contact at the BBC, where he has played an important part in arranging speakers at SRA events. More recently, Tim has acted as our liaison with ASRA and taken on the role of Judging Coordinator for the Student Radio Awards. This is a significant commitment which deserves to be recognised with this award.

Mark Farrington

Mark has been involved, like Tim, for many years in the SRA. As Chair of the Association he helped launch the ‘I Love Student Radio’ campaign, and then as Webmaster he developed the current SRA website and awards system. He is also the current Judging Co-ordinator for the Student Radio Awards, and acts as a liason with ASRA.  He’s always willing to speak at conference and give his advice when asked, he still loves student radio and supports it.


Dick Stone

Dick has been a long time supporter and lover of Student Radio, both personally and in his role at Global Radio. He is always happy to chat to students, holds regular training days for stations in the East Midlands and has a long history of nurturing talent with Capital FM. This year he has been an invaluable resource in securing Global Radio involvement in the Student Radio Awards and the Student Radio Conference – and he always has time to give.

His prolonged commitment to student radio, over the past decade means he thoroughly deserves this recognition.