Yesterday, at the prestigious Student Radio Awards (SRAs) held at The Indigo in London, Surge Radio won a Gold and Silver Award for their work in the last year.
The awards in question were Tom Cross’s ‘The Lowdown with Tom Cross’, which scooped the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Programme, and also ‘Best Male’, which Tom won a Silver Award in. Surge Radio also had one further nomination in the category of Best Entertainment Programme, for the show ‘Don’t Touch Me I’m Famous.’
Cameron Meldrum, the Union Vice President for Democracy and Creative Industries, as well as a Surge regular commented: ‘Huge congratulations to Tom for winning his awards for Best Male and Best Entertainment Programme – this is such an incredible achievement and I wish him all the best in future experiences in the radio industry!’
He then went on to further praise Surge Radio in general, stating, ‘This year has been a fantastic achievement for Surge; the station being nominated for three awards shows the dedication that volunteers put into their work can really pay off. I really hope this inspires students to pursue some of the many opportunities our Union has to offer – be it in Media or our many other student groups – because who knows? It could be you in a few years winning a nationally recognised award for your time and effort.’
The prestigious Student Radio Awards are supported by BBC 1 and Global, and aim to recognise the hard work put in by Student Radio Broadcasting Associations. The accolades themselves are also very highly regarded, especially when trying to break into the industry in the future.
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