SRA Members’ Success at Community Radio Awards

Student Radio Association members Spark and CSR are celebrating wins from the third annual Community Radio Awards. University of Sunderland-based Spark swept the board, with Drivetime team Ryan and Beth receiving a Bronze award for Best Entertainment Programme, Dance Revolution (a previous winner at the Student Radio Awards supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global, and produced by current North East Regional Officer Liam Milburn) winning… read more

SRA Stations make Community Radio Awards Shortlist

Student Radio Association members Spark, CSR and Radio LaB have all made the shortlist for the third annual Community Radio Awards. All three stations are shortlisted in the “Arts and Creative Radio of the Year” category. Canterbury-based CSR also scooped a “Speech and Journalism of the Year” nomination for Dear Reader with Jessica Stone. And Sunderland’s Spark… read more

TRNSMT Festival 2018

Spark’s Lewis Bowden gives you the highlights from TRNSMT Festival 2018. We got the opportunity to attend the closing weekend of TRSNMT festival, a city festival hosted in Glasgow. Prior weeks had seen the likes of Liam Gallagher, James Bay and Arctic Monkeys take the stage. Tricky to beat for the final weekend, well somehow… read more

Spark

Award-Winning Documentaries from Spark’s Emma Casson

Spark alumna Emma Casson keeps racking up those awards! Her Charles Parker Prize-winning documentary Alice’s Story will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (in a show produced by Jay Sykes – another ex-Sparkie!) and earlier this year she won Best Student Documentary at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for her three-part documentary It’s Not Your Fault. You… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Pale Waves

We already know that The 1975’s Matty is in love with this band, but Pale Waves has already captured the hearts of many. The Manchester Indie band, formed in 2014 by Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran, that fateful day brought an en masse of fans hooked on their lyrics and catchy hooks plus bringing the… read more

DemoFactor

The Best of Demo Factor 2016

It seems like an age ago when we gathered in Cardiff for a celebration of all things geeky and radio, but it was only a month ago. Apparently. On the Monday night, we hosted Demo Factor. Five judges, hundreds of students, hundreds of demos ready to be critiqued in front of both students and industry… read more