The Students’ Union’s very own Surge Radio have been nominated for two Student Radio Awards (SRAs) 2015.

Our student-run radio station have been nominated for Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast for their coverage of the 48 Hour Marathon and for Best Newcomer, where Toby Leveson has been nominated for his contribution to the station from 2014-15.

The 48 Hour Marathon was broadcast back in March where Surge raised over £1000 for RAG and the Teenage Cancer Trust whilst broadcasting for 48 hours straight.

Surge Radio’s Station Manager, Dan Linstead says, “Being recognised by the Student Radio Association is a huge achievement and I could not be prouder both of Toby for his individual nomination and of everyone involved in the 48 Hour Marathon, which was incredible to be a part of! Hopefully this will encourage everyone within Surge to have as much fun as possible this year and get even more nominations next year”.

The prestigious award is supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global and is considered to be a significant accolade for students wanting to break into the broadcasting industry.

The winners will be announced at Indigo2, London on November 5th.

Surge Radio have been nominated in the following categories. For a full list of categories, click here.

Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast

  • Varsity 2015 – RaW 1251am
  • Election Results Night – URY
  • Welsh Varsity 2015 – Xpress Radio
  • Jailbreak to Munich – Insanity Radio
  • Three Peaks Challenge – Shock Radio
  • Best Event: 48 Hour Marathon – Surge Radio

Best Newcomer

  • Rebecca Saw – URY
  • James Perkins – URN
  • Alex Hesketh – RaW 1251am
  • Louisa Fox – Leeds Student Radio
  • Toby Leveson – Surge
  • Bethany Bartley-Jeacock – Leeds Student Radio

Find out more about how you can get involved in Surge here.

Check out Surge’s Facebook page for more info about their shows.