Demon FM have been nominated for national awards

Demon FM has been nominated for six awards across four categories at next month's I Love Student Radio Awards (lLSR) which will be held at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

The ceremony will form part of the Student Radio Association (SRA) Conference, which will be hosted by De Montfort Students’ Union’s (DSU) student-led radio station for the second time in five years.

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Demon FM’s award nominations include: Most Improved Student Radio Station, Student Radio Team of the Year, Best Training Initiative and Individual Contribution in which three members of the team have been nominated.

The SRA Conference will take place from Wednesday 19 April- Friday 21 April, with the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 20 April at The Venue@DMU.

Station Manager, Hannah Rowe a 3rd year Politics BA (Hons) student, said: “Why have we been nominated for multiple awards this year? The reason is because the team has been awesome.

“A massive thank you to all the volunteers and management members who have worked tirelessly to demonstrate all that Demon has to offer.

“I have no doubts that Demon FM will win big this year, and I can’t wait to see the entire crew up on stage when that happens at SRA Conference in April.

Hannah was part of Demon FM’s bid to host the conference which will return to DMU after its appearance in the city back in 2012.

As well as leading the station to their ‘Most Improved’ nomination, Hannah has also picked up a nomination for her ‘Individual Contribution’.

She said: “Without the work of the wonderful Demon FM team around me, none of what we’ve achieved this year would be possible.

“I am amazingly humbled and I am so proud to be a Demon.”

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Demon FM Head of Programming, Ollie McGrath a 3rd year Media Production BSc (Hons) student has also been nominated for ‘Individual Contribution’ and has played a big part in his Frontrunner role this year. 

He said: “All I can say is thank you to the Demon FM members for nominating me.

“I try to put everything into Demon FM and it does feel nice to have been nominated for this.

“It’s a testament to everyone that puts so much into the station that we’ve picked up six nominations. Now let’s go and win them.”

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Speaking about the overall station nomination, he said: “I’m so happy that the station has been nominated for so many awards.

“It’s been such a mad year with loads of great things going on like our 21st birthday event, Demon21 and to be nominated for Most Improved Station, really tops it off.”

The conference will welcome hundreds of students from stations all over the country to listen to some of the biggest names in the industry, offering their advice on how to kick-start a career in radio. 

Confirmed speakers for the conference so far include: Greg James, Mistajam, Rhys Hughes, Mo Ayoub and Will Metcalf.

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Producer of the Afternoon Show, Celeste Jennings a third year Media Production BSc (Hons) student said: “It’s an amazing feeling to know that my team have been recognised for their hard work and efforts that they’ve put in this year.

“As a strand we’ve achieved so much and for us to be nominated for a national award is honestly one of the most amazing things I could ever imagine to happen to us.”

The third of the ‘Individual Contribution’ nominations is Head of Audio and Technology Ryan Cooper. He said: “It’s incredible to have been nominated for this award and it makes all the hard work throughout the year worth it.

“Things like the refit of the Demon FM studio wouldn’t happen without the dedication of not only me, but the rest of the tech team.

“If I do win, the award will be on behalf of the whole team because the commitment displayed by all of us is keeping the station on air 24/7.”

You can keep up-to-date with everything throughout the conference and follow the awards ceremony across our social channels; Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

Posted on Wednesday 29th March 2017

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