Student DJs celebrated at the Surge Awards


Student excellence in radio has been celebrated this evening at the Surge Awards.

Grace Pattle and Emma Miles who present Gremma were the big winners of the night, with the show winning gold for Best Entertainment Show, bronze for Best Specialist Music Show, and Grace winning silver for Best Female. Their show is broadcast from 4-5pm on Thursdays.

Other big winners of the night included Ellie Wermter for Best Female and Myles McCaulskey for Best Male.

Nominees for the awards submitted demos which were judged by industry professionals from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Capital FM, and Jack FM, with the awards presented by Hayley and Welshy from Jack FM.

The student-organised event took place in The Bridge earlier this evening to celebrate the talent of those involved with the university’s radio station, Surge.

Event organiser, Surge’s Head of Show Development William Morley said “We wanted to hold the event in order to give the DJ’s and producers a chance to be recognised for the hard work they put into creating brilliant content for Surge.”

Station Manager Jamie Barker added that “The Surge Awards is one of the coolest events Surge has ever hosted, giving all our members an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work we do. It’s a chance for everyone to come together and have a fun night out and I think it will help Surge go from strength to strength.”

The full list of winners can be found below:

Most Improved: Daniel Linstead (Gold), Chris Evans (Silver), James Phelan (Bronze)
Best Interview: Tom, Tom & Alex from Wuthering Nights for their interview with Lembit Opik
Best Feature: The Science Hour
Best Off-Air: Ethan & Andy from Friday Style
Best Specialist Music ShowPOW! (Gold), A-Side B-Side (Silver), Gremma (Bronze)
Best Female Presenter: Ellie Wermter (Gold), Grace Pattle (Silver), Hannah Mylrea (Bronze)
Best Male Presenter: Myles McCaulskey (Gold), Nathe Jenkins (Silver), Ethan Sudgen (Bronze)
Best Entertainment Show: Gremma (Gold), Wuthering Nights (Silver), The Tom Cross Show (Bronze)

Surge Radio is broadcast seven days a week from inside the Students’ Union building, and can be listened to online.


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