University of Chester students invited to prestigious radio awards

Posted on 24th October 2017

A group of students studying Radio Production at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester travelled across the pennines last week to a prestigious radio awards ceremony at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

The Audio and Radio Industry Awards recognise the work of teams and individuals in the UK radio industry. Some of the categories were Best Presenter, Best News Coverage, Best Specialist Show, Best Fictional Storytelling and Best Podcast.

The lavish ceremony was hosted by Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and there were performances by Busted, The Fratellis, Sigrid and The Big Moon.

The Cat Radio is the University’s own campus radio station. It broadcasts on 1251am and online.  

Radio Production Programme Leader, Michelle Ponting, said: “It was an honour to be invited to this event and it was a great for the students to experience. I think all that came on the trip were inspired in some way.”

Will Dell, 21, from Leeds, was one of the students who attended the ceremony. He said: “Not only were the awards a really entertaining evening, but it was great to hear what people who work in radio had to say about the industry.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for students to be able to attend an event like this.”

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