The University of Southampton’s very own student radio station, Surge Radio, has been nominated in two categories at this year’s Student Radio Awards (SRAs).
The SRAs are an annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association, where student radio stations across the UK are recognised for the work they do across all aspects of radio production. The awards are supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global and are considered to be particularly significant for students aiming to break into broadcasting.
The nominations were announced by Surge alumni and Capital South Coast breakfast show host, Emma Jo Real-Davies, at the SRA South East regional training event last week. Among this year’s nominations, Surge received a nod for Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast for their coverage of RAG’s 48 Hour charity Marathon back in March, as well as a nomination for Best Newcomer, wherein Toby Leveson has been singled out for his passionate year-long contribution to the station.
Speaking of the nominations, Surge Radio’s Station Manager, Dan Linstead said: “Being recognised by the Student Radio Association is a huge achievement and I could not be prouder both of Toby for his individual nomination and of everyone involved in the 48 Hour Marathon, which was incredible to be a part of! Hopefully this will encourage everyone within Surge to have as much fun as possible this year and get even more nominations next year.”
SUSU’s VP Democracy and Creative Industries, Kerry Sclater also commented on the news: “It’s great that the immense talent and dedication of Surge and its volunteers is getting recognised, I have my fingers crossed for the SRA awards!”
The award winners will be announced on 5th November at the SRA’s annual awards ceremony held at Indigo2, London. In the meantime, you can have a listen to our very own SRA-nominated station, here.