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Maybe letter writing does work…

Posted in Adam, Broadcasting and Media by Adam Westbrook on April 16, 2007

Today’s Media Guardian has a spread announcing the launch of the 2007 Student Media Awards – the annual parade of student journalism talent in the UK.

And for the first time, there’s a category for Student Broadcaster of the Year.

It’s taken 12 months exactly…but maybe letter writing does work:

Letter to the Media Guardian

Shame all three of us are no longer elible to enter though.

[Cheers to Doidge for the tip off]


SRA success!

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on November 11, 2006
  • Posh hotel: check
  • Nice suit: check
  • Free drink: check!

I mentioned earlier that RaW (my old student radio station back at Warwick Uni) got some nominations in the national student radio awards.

We all turned up and got thoroughly merry. All the drunken gossip that usually arises aside, I think we left with 2 silvers, 2 bronzes and a gold for technical innovation. The silver for Best Station was much deserved. Well done everyone!

Here we are all getting hammered (and looking like we’ve been set alight…)

RaW at the Student Radio Awards

More frustration

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on November 10, 2006

The bulletins yesterday went very well, and the interest rate announcement at midday made it pretty exciting.

In the end I didn’t get time to put my off-diary story about the lack of poppies on sale together (see here). Didn’t think much of it, until the London Lite ran the same story on their frontpage. Whoops.

After all the technical cock-ups on Wednesday it’s been a week of “how not to be a reporter”.

In other news, lots of lovely golds and silvers for RaW – my old student radio station – at the swanky student radio awards last night…not mention all sorts of goss…more soon (when the hangovers gone!)

And the nominations are in…

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on October 14, 2006

Raw logoCongrats to all at RaW this week after netting 8 Student Radio Award nominations.

Highlights include:

  • Chris Doidge’s interview with David Davis in the best interview category.
  • Matt Robeiro’s nomination for Best Newcomer
  • The Doppelganger radio play’s nomination in Best Comedy and Drama RaW Sport’s nomination in both Comedy and Drama and best interview (but not in the specific sport or journalism categories)
  • Digiplay got nominated for Technological Innovation
  • And a Best Entertainment nomination for Jimmy-the-B and yours truly.
  • And to top it all, we got a Best Station nomination as well!

Sadly missing was RaW News and the Electronic Music specialists. The big ceremony/piss up commences in a few weeks in Covent Garden, and it’s set to be a bit of a competition here at City Uni as well…three other people on the Broadcast course are nominated in other categories…but I’m with RaW all the way, honest!