Chester radio awards 2016

Posted on 14th March 2016

On Friday 18 March we held our annual radio awards.

Radio industry guests at the event included BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Phil Williams, a graduate of our radio course, and Bauer Media’s Group Content Director Owen Ryan, who oversees the output on such stations as Manchester’s Key 103, Liverpool’s Radio City and Lancashire’s Rock FM.

The awards celebrated the best work of student programme-makers and presenters on our Cat Radio station and were judged by industry experts including XFM’s Hattie Pearson, Rock FM’s Stu Tolan, Gaydio's Emma Goswell, Signal FM's Paul Fairclough, Bauer Radio Network Content Director Mike Cass, Reactive Media's Ian James, BBC radio journalist Faye Ruscoe and Bauer Media’s Editor-in-Chief John Pickford.

The event was hosted by third year student Dani Waterhouse. Dani said: “I’m glad everybody had such a good evening. The level of support we had from the industry was amazing. The Cat Radio has had such a great year this was a fantastic way to celebrate and shout about our successes.”

Radio Production programme leader Michelle Ponting added: “The students have produced a lot of great work this year. The support we have from industry experts this year has been fantastic.”