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Smoke Radio wins three Student Radio Awards

Journalism and Digital Media 13 November 2017

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Smoke Radio, the University of Westminster Students’ Union’s radio station, won three Student Radio Awards at the annual award ceremony hosted at London’s O2 on 10 November.

The Student Radio Awards, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global, aim to celebrate the diversity of content and talent within the student radio sector along with helping to launch the careers of the next generation of radio talent. It is organised by the Student Radio Association which is the volunteer-run representative body acting on behalf of the UK student radio community.

Smoke Radio, based in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, has been on air since 2004. Run by a team of volunteer student committee members, Smoke Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day.

They won the gold and silver award for ‘Best Interview’ for their interviews with bands ‘Alt-J’ and ‘Glass Animals’ respectively and a silver award for ‘Best Entertainment’ for their Thursday Breakfast show.

Gabriel Green, co-presenter of the Thursday Breakfast Show, said: "It was such a great feeling - we work hard to make the show, so for that to be recognised by industry experts felt brilliant. A massive thank you to Joe and Pulama for being brilliant and also to the previous committee for giving us such creative freedom."

The annual awards receive over six hundred entries across thirteen categories which are judged by industry professionals to the final bronze, silver and gold awards. In their 22nd year, the star-studded awards were hosted at the indigO2 arena.

Find out more about the Radio and Digital Production BA Honours course in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

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