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November 13, 2006

RaW at the Student Radio Awards

The RaW Massive!RaW had a great night out at the 2006 Student Radio Awards. The station picked up several awards, including a Gold Award for Best Technical Innovation, which I played a small bit-part in.

Collecting our Best Technical Innovation gongMy interview with David Davis – listen to it here – got Bronze in the Best Interview category, beaten by Pete Swan’s interview with Boris Johnson. RaW clearly loves its politics…

Matt Rebeiro came second in the Best Newcomer category, and Jimmy and Adam came second in the Best Entertainment category. The station also came second in the Best Station category, meaning RaW is essentially the second best student station in Britain (meaning it would be rather stupid of the Union to force it off air next summer…)

Olivia Case with Smiley, Smiley, Jo WhileyIt was a fantastic night out, and a great day too. The nominees were invited to the HQ of GCap Media, the biggest radio group in the country, and the home of Capital Radio, Xfm, Classic FM and more. We got a great tour of the place, and sat in on some live radio shows.

Scott Mills and Jo WhileyCredit should go to some of the industry celebs who stayed a lot longer than in previous years… even if it was only because they were on the pull (a certain Radio 1 DJ knows who I’m talking about and I’d warn them I have photographic evidence!).

As well as a successful piss-up and a great night of success, it was also fantastic to catch up with the RaW Massive! Now it’s over to the next generation to make RaW a success well into the future (blub!)


November 04, 2006

Podcasts

I’m doing a 9-month course which will turn me, Cinderella-like, into a broadcast journalist. It’s basically 9-5, five days a week, and involves a lot of hard work. None of this sitting on my hands, waiting for others to catch up that you might get on other courses.

All this hard work makes listening to the “RaW Speech podcast” rather painful. Because evidently it’s possible to make fantastic radio without sitting through two hours of shorthand every morning!

If I had iTunes or something I’m sure I’d be addicted to Fresh Perspective, but I’ll just have to keep checking the site manually to see when a new one is uploaded. It’s the Diary of ‘Miss C’, a wide-eyed fresher, and is completely brilliant.

Similarly good was Episode 1 of Menace to Society, which checks out some of the least well-known societies and shines the spotlight of publicity on them. This week it was the new(ish) Pole Dancing society, and the report was very professionally produced, except for a few very small sound level issues. I think even my tutors (who aren’t backward in coming forward with criticisms) would say it was very well done.

Listen to Menace to Society below, or head over to the podcast to listen to all of the highlights. I’m going to go and cry myself back to sleep now, wondering why I’m spending several thousand pounds on my course*.

*Not really.


August 28, 2005

RaW at the International Children's Games

A bit late, but here's RaW at the International Children's Games in July 2005.


Some of the RaW team who put together the ICG broadcast.
From L-R: Jimmy, Olivia, Phil, Mark, Craig, Shall, Emily, Steve, Dave and Tim.


Craig demonstrates how to drive the desk.


Blatant abuse of the Music cupboard. Necessary, but brutal.


The opening ceremony of the games. My god it went on a bit. RaW was in the Press area next to Sky Sports. :P


Through some ludicrous contraption, the Games Torch is lit.


Interesting juxtaposition made it look like the church was on fire.


People looking very silly. All in the name of sport and kids and stuff.

RaW's team at the International Children's Games consisted of:
Chris Doidge / Steve Hoon / Olivia Case / Emily Andrews / Jimmy Buckland / Adam Westbrook / Dave Spafford / Mark Papp / Mark Leggate / Craig Bemment / Ian Liverton / Phil Sharpe / Adam Riddell / Tim Peach / Tim Honeywill / Gavin Rutter / Shall Singh

You can listen to some highlights from the games here:
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sunday
Boys' Football Final
Swimming
Athletics
An introduction to Coventry

And there is more about RaW's involvement at the International Children's Games at RaW's website


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