It’s only been a few months since entries closed in July. Nearly 200 judges have been going through hours of audio, video, and written entries. Out of hundreds of submissions, they’ve narrowed it down to the following shortlists…

Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast

  • Winging it for Josh – Fly FM
  • 24 Hour Library Takeover – Smoke Radio
  • Forge Presents…A Conversation About Mental Health – Forge Radio
  • 3 Campus Challenge – Xpression
  • Notts Varsity 2018 – Fly FM
  • RaW’s Brain Tumour Charity Appeal 2018 – RaW 1251am

 

The Best Student Radio Chart Show

  • Fly FM
  • DemonFM
  • Sound Radio
  • The Cat Radio
  • Smoke Radio
  • Livewire

 

Best Technical Achievement

  • URspy – URY
  • Faraday Integrated Playout System – Smoke Radio
  • Insanity Radio Goes Visual: Project Falcon – Insanity Radio
  • Surge Radio’s Alexa Skill & Facebook Chatbot – Surge
  • Smoke Media App – Smoke Radio
  • LSR’s Best Technical Achievement Entry – Leeds Student Radio

 

Best Interview

  • Racist Incident Interview (Henry Riley) – RaW 1251am
  • Nick Sutton-Smith interviews Big Narstie – URN
  • Ryan Arnold interviews Frank Turner – URB
  • Emma Casson interviews Maxine McGill from The Alice Ruggles Trust – Spark
  • Liam Jarvis Milburn speaks to Rae Morris – Spark
  • Harry Robertson interviews Kay Cannon – URN

 

Best Speech Programming

  • Alice’s Story – Spark
  • URN Culture – URN
  • Acquired Night In with Jonathon Mellor – RaW 1251am
  • Whistleblowers – URN
  • Philipp Carl Kostelecky – Insanity Radio
  • Honour – Spilt Coffee Productions – Nerve Radio

 

Best Journalistic Programming

  • The Pulse – URN
  • Jen Thomas – When the Music Stops – Fly FM
  • The Beautiful, Sexist Game – Smoke Radio
  • Emma Casson Investigates Stalking – Spark
  • Mental Health at University – Smoke Radio
  • The Story of a Terror Witness – Smoke Radio

 

Best Sport Programming

  • Referee Abuse Special – URN
  • URN Sport Investigation Special: Varsity 2018 – URN
  • 18 Hours a Week – The Journey to Victory – Insanity Radio
  • A Year In Women’s Cricket Documentary – RaW 1251am
  • The Thursday Sports Show – URN
  • the ROAR Show – Forge Radio

 

Best Specialist Music Programming

  • Makina: The Grime of the North East – Spark
  • The Essential Guide to New Music with Alex Mason – Fly FM
  • Play It By Ear – Fly FM
  • Gyal From Brum on Smoke Radio – Smoke Radio
  • Hipnottise – URN
  • So Cosy Radio – Nerve Radio

 

Best Entertainment Programme

  • Thursday Breakfast with Gabriel and Joe – Smoke Radio
  • URY:PM – Roku Radio – URY
  • Wake Up With Will – Livewire
  • Campaign Relief – URN
  • Drivetime with Ryan & Beth – Spark
  • The Specials – URN

 

Best Multiplatform Initiative

  • URspy – URY
  • URY Music – URY
  • The Gods of RAG – DemonFM
  • The Lightning Draft – URN
  • International Women’s Day on Xpress – Xpress Radio
  • Pretend – Leeds Student Radio

 

Best Podcast

  • Jack Theroux – URN
  • The Colour Pink Podcast – DemonFM
  • Poetical – Stuart Russell, University of Sunderland
  • The Mind Guide – The Cat Radio
  • But You Don’t Look Sick – URN
  • Elephant in the Room – Fly FM

 

Best Station Branding

  • Smoke Radio
  • RaW 1251am
  • Leeds Student Radio
  • URY
  • URN

 

Best Newcomer

  • Mitch Thorngate – URB
  • Heidi Hamilton – KCL Radio
  • Anna Lambert – URN
  • Sam MacGregor – Xpress Radio
  • Alex West – URY
  • Stephen Bailey – Smoke Radio

 

Best Female

  • Nikki Osborne – URN
  • Sofia Loporcaro – Smoke Radio
  • Jodie Bryant – Fuse FM
  • Hannah Sackville-Bryant – URY
  • Ella W – URN
  • Stephanie Okello – Fly FM

 

Best Male

  • Joel Mitchell – URY
  • Jamie Keene – URN
  • Adam English – RaW 1251am
  • Nick Sutton-Smith – URN
  • Tom Glenwright – Spark
  • Harry Benjamin – Livewire

 

Best Student Radio Station

  • Shock Radio
  • URN
  • Insanity Radio
  • Smoke
  • Leeds Student Radio
  • DemonFM

Congratulations to everyone that’s been nominated! If you didn’t make the shortlist then you COULD still win an award… The Kevin Greening Creativity Award recognises outstanding creativity in student radio. It is given in the memory of Kevin Greening, one of the industry’s most creative and innovative individuals. The award can go to a person, a show team, a marketing campaign, a jingle, a link – literally anything that stands out to the judges as different and creative.

This award can be given to ANY entry to the Student Radio Awards – whether you’ve been nominated or not. But you’ll have to be at the ceremony at the indigo at the O2 on Thursday, November the 8th to find out!

Tickets are on sale now! Find all the essential info about the Awards here.