Back in April, in Cardiff, at #SRACon, there was a conference. And in that conference, there was an AGM. And within that AGM, you elected your new officers to look after the SRA this year! As is only right and good, it is appropriate that we introduce ourselves to you.
And what better way to do that than a series of tweets. Am I right?
Meh, well, I’m doing it anyway. Let’s start with the Exec:
Exec Officers – managing the day-to-day running of the SRA.
Chair – Jonty Usborne (University Radio Bath)
The spokesperson of the SRA, the Chair oversees and coordinates the work of the SRA and is the main representative for the organisation to the industry and other external stakeholders.
— Jonty Usborne (@JontyUsborne) July 4, 2016
Membership and Communications – Dom Stirling (Spark FM)
Responsible for all the administration of the SRA station membership, the newsfeed and social media – the Membership and Communications Officer is the first port of call for all members.
— Dom Stirling (@domstirling12) July 13, 2016
Training and Development – Matt Maddren (Fly FM)
The Training and Development Officer is here to provide help and support to our members as well as to coordinate the work of our Regional Officers in the organising of our training days.
#LFC fan has just come up to me in the station shook my hand & said ‘well done Jurgen’ 😂
— Matthew Maddren (@Matt_Maddren) April 14, 2016
Events – Will Short (Xpression FM)
The Events Officer oversees the SRA’s flagship events, most notably the Student Radio Awards, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global.
— Will Short (@WillHShort) July 14, 2016
Marketing – Naomi Oiku (Radio Sonar)
Responsible for sponsorship, the Marketing Officer works to ensure the organisation continues to be financially sufficient and to bring new opportunities to members through advertising.
I'm going to a jungle party in Thailand tonight and they have a nap room there, my life is complete 😍😴
— Naomi Oiku (@naomioiku) July 20, 2016
Admin Officers – Appointed each year by the Exec to bring specialist skills and knowledge to the team.
Design Officer – Jonny Chambers (Spark FM)
The Design Officer looks after all the SRA’s branding and visual marketing, from events programmes to membership packs and posters.
I don’t think I would ever fully understand the life choices of someone who would choose to buy a Sports Direct Giant Desk Calculator.
— Jonny Chambers (@imjonnychambers) July 7, 2016
Content Officer – Emma Bradshaw (URN)
The Design Officer looks after all the SRA’s branding and visual marketing, from events programmes to membership packs and posters. She also the most incredibly awesome person on the team.
— Emma Jane Bradshaw (@emmajbradshaw) June 23, 2016
Music Officer – Scott Hastie (Spark FM)
The Music Officer can help you if you need to source music for your station. They also organise interviews for member stations and establish links with local music communities.
“The 1975 sound like that guy…Nigel Beckingfield!”…”Is Jack Garratt the bloke from Nizlopi?”…#DadReviewsNewMusic
— Scott Hastie (@HastieBeatz) February 26, 2016
Chart Officer – Jamie Lee (University Radio Bath)
The Chart Officer is responsible for the organisation and production of the weekly syndicated National Student Radio Chart Show.
— Jamie Lee (@imjamielee) July 2, 2016
Deputy Events Officer – Chris Couch (University Radio Bath)
Someone at #SRACon suggested I should host a talk show called “Chris’ Couch”. Who wants to be my first guest?
— Chris Couch (@ChrisCouch_) April 3, 2016
Deputy Marketing Officer – Kieran Lewis (Xpress Radio)
It says something when your break amounts to having a quick scroll through Twitter.
ONWARDS WITH ACADEMIA.
— Kieran Lewis (@kieranradio) April 10, 2016
Regional Officers – Work on the ground across the country to develop your stations.
Scotland Officer – Mark Cunningham (Radio Caley)
North East and Yorkshire Officer – Jack Clare (Purple Radio)
Turns out we had Bob the Builder on at pres lat night, one of those nights…
— Jack Clare (@TheJackClare) January 29, 2016
North West Officer – Rhys Hancock (Fuse FM)
Fell asleep on the 43 bus back from Picadilly Gardens and ended up at Manchester Airport at 3am. A very surreal experience to say the least!
— Rhys Hancock (@RhysHancock) April 30, 2016
Midlands Officer – Amy Southall (Scratch Radio)
Just tried to change some batteries, it happened to involve the old ones flying across the room quite close to someone’s face
— Amy Southall (@AmySouthall) February 15, 2016
South West Officer – Katy Hills (Xpression FM)
Successfully made dinner for the family tonight, my food tech gcse was worth it after all
— Katy (@katyhills_) April 10, 2016
South East Officer – Samuel Spencer (Radio Sonar)
— Samwise Spencer (@GoatmanYT) July 16, 2016
London and East Anglia Officer – Stephen Mitchell (Smoke Radio)
— Josh McKenna (@JDJMcKenna) August 15, 2015
Finance Officer – The Finance Manager is appointed by the SRA Executive to manage the SRAs finances and to act as an accountant and legal adviser to the Exec.
Last but not least! – Matt Hurst (Surge Radio)