Demon FM nominated for four national student radio awards

Student broadcasters at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) were nominated for four national awards for the prestigious Student Radio Awards.

Demon FM, De Montfort Students’ Union’s award-winning radio station was nominated in four categories: Best Technical Achievement for helping set up a radio station at Fullhurst College, Braunstone; Best Interview: Ollie McGrath; Best Entertainment Programme: Dave Murphy and Ricky Lount and Best Male Presenter: Dave Murphy.


Nomination: Dave and Ricky, up for best entertainment programme

Adam Redfern, DSU’s Vice President Media and Communications, was delighted with the nominations.

He said: “I'm delighted Demon FM has been recognised for all of their hard work over the last year.  To be nominated for four awards is far beyond what I was expecting, I'm over the moon.

"I couldn't be prouder of everyone involved in this and I think I really shows the passion we all have for student radio."

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Ollie interviewed American Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, during the latter’s visit to DMU’s graduations in January.

The Ambassador – who delivered a speech to the Class of 2015 - spoke about his own graduation at Harvard, his love of the Glastonbury festival and the moving story of President Obama’s decision to sing at the eulogy for the slain Charleston church pastor Clementa Pinckney.  You can listen to his interview here.

Ollie said: "Thank you to everyone who has supported me over my first year at DMU and DemonFM. I am so overwhelmed with being nominated and cannot thank everyone enough who has helped me along the way.

"In my first year at University, I have managed to do so many amazing things including: interview celebrities, organise a Leicester Mayoral Debate, work for Absolute & Kiss and so much more. All of these amazing experiences are because of my work with Demon Media. If you are considering a career in Media, Demon Media will boost your employability ten-fold and be one of the best things you do at university."

Simon Walsh, Programme Leader for Media Production BSc and Programme Director at Demon FM, said: “DemonFM and DMU prides itself on the opportunities to get stuck into radio broadcasting. To achieve such a raft of nods for this year's SRA Awards is testament to the efforts of over 250 student volunteers and community members. DemonFM just keeps upping its game - reflected in these nominations.”
Posted on Monday 19th October 2015

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