Each year the Student Radio Association awards a small number of Honorary Life Memberships to those who have made a considerable impact through their prolonged commitment to student radio and to the Association.
They are for those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in supporting Student Radio in the UK, and so the Student Radio Association Executive would like to award Honorary Life Membership to the followng:
Global have long supported student radio and the SRA and have constantly helped us with the resources to ensure that student radio thrives across the UK. They have demonstated their commitment, through the considerable amount of hiring of student radio talent, both on-air and of and through attending our events. Ashley has encouraged his staff to look to student radio for future talent, has always supported us as the SRA continues to grow, and we could not do so without his support.
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra have long been a supporter of the Student Radio Awards, but Ben has gone the extra mile to ensure that this support is demonstrated year-round through their support of our development events, such as the National Student Radio Conference. Leading from the front, Ben has presented and attended numerous events and has worked to create new opportunities for students to get an insight into the BBC and the radio industry as a whole.
Greg has been a long-time supporter of student radio as one of our biggest rising stars. He was Station Manager of his station, Livewire 1350AM, before winning Best Male at the Student Radio Awards 2005 and shortly after landing his gig at Radio 1. Since then, he has used his position to constantly encourage others into the industry, acknowledging his student radio roots and has always been happy and forthcoming in volunteering to speak at our Conference, or play a part in our Awards and this year saving us and standing in as host with only a couple of hours notice without any hesitation.
The Radio Academy
The Radio Academy have been constant supporters of student radio for years – they not only offer us a space to use when we need it and deal with all of our post but they offer free affiliate membership to all of our members, allowing them free or discount rates to their events. There staff are always supportive, and giving of their time, and are always happy to help with any of our events and look at ways to get student radio more involved in the industry as a whole.