Cat got your…award?

Good news for the University of Chester’s Radio Production Department as they celebrate yet another triumph as The Cat Radio, the Department’s student-run radio station, won silver in the Student Radio Chart Show category of the Student Radio Awards 2014.

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The Cat Radio’s Chart Show entry was part of the National Student Radio Chart Show which broadcast live across the country from a different student-run station each week.

The radio team comprised of final Year University of Chester students, presenters-Harry Colley and Phoebe Bennett and producer by Georgina Sullivan aired their prize-winning show earlier this year. The show provided a healthy mix of music and entertainment with weekly music charts, competition giveaways and even featured presenter Harry having his arm waxed live on-air.

The Student Radio Awards ceremony was held at the prestigious Indig02 in London and was presented by BBC 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Global Radio’s Dave Berry.

Both Harry and Georgina were lucky enough to be present to pick up the silver award and both commented that they had a fantastic evening. Harry highlighting the “great opportunity to meet important people within the radio industry” whilst Georgina expressed her gratitude to “a strong and talented team who put time and effort into making the show a success”

When asked on his future plans, Harry who graduated last month said “I would love to become a radio presenter in the future so hopefully it is only a matter of time before I am back behind a microphone and putting everything that I learnt at University to good use.”

The award is the latest in a host of successful nominations and achievements for both The Cat Radio station and the Radio Production programme, based at the University’s Warrington Campus.

Radio Production Programme Leader David Grimshaw has also received his own award being giving the “Most Inspiring Lecturer” in Chester’s Students ’ Union Above and Beyond Awards.

It is clear to see that 2014 has been a great year for radio and media at Chester University.


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