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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.


October 12, 2006

RaW Nominated for 8 Student Radio Awards

RaW has picked up 8 nominations at this year’s Student Radio Awards, including one in the prestigious Best Station category.

Matt Rebeiro, RaW’s Head of Production, picked up a nomination for his shows last year in the category of Best Newcomer.

RaW’s technical wizards get some much-deserved recognition for their work with a nomination in the Best Technical Innovation category, for their custom-built Digital Playout System known as Digiplay, which is one of the most revolutionary bits of kit in British student radio ( read more – .pdf )

RaW’s Doppelganger picked up a nomination in the category of Best Comedy and Drama ( listen ), as did They Think RaW Sport’s All Over, a not particularly subtle rip-off of a well known TV show ( listen ).

Peter Swan and RaW News are nominated for Best Interview, for interviews with Boris Johnson and David Davis ( listen ) respectively.

James Buckland and Adam Westbrook receive a well-deserved nomination ( listen ) in the Best Entertainment category for their programme James and Adam’s Adventures in Radiophonic Wonderland.

And finally RaW was nominated in the Best Station category. RaW has won this twice in the past and the winner gets to produce a programme for BBC Radio 1 later this year.

Congratulations to all the nominees! All of the winners will be announced on 7th November at a swanky London ceremony hosted by Radio 1’s Jo Whiley and Scott Mills.

And don’t forget you can listen to more genius radio on RaW 1251AM


June 01, 2006

The Lecturers' Strike on RaW – 5pm Tonight

Listen in from 5pm tonight for everything you could need to know about the lecturers' strike.

We're talking to the Union leaders, the University, and the students to decode the strike.

Tune in now on 1251AM or listen online at www.radio.warwick.ac.uk

And send us your comments to studio@radio.warwick.ac.uk


March 08, 2006

Varsity Day

So what if the weather's going to be miserable!?

You don't need to go and watch rugby in the soaking wet!

Listen to Varsity Day LIVE on RaW 1251AM

RaW will have coverage of every single match, with reporters at every pitch, all drawn together by RaW's Pete Swan. Join him and Rob Stevens from 2pm today for full coverage of the biggest day in the University sporting calendar, plus a chance to win a free pizza from Domino's.

2pm - 5pm
RaW 1251AM – Listen Online


March 06, 2006

Want 25,000 records?

RaW is selling its vinyl collection for just 2000. Interested?

We have 25,000 records which we're finally moving out after 35 years! Our fancy new DigiPlay system means most of our music is now played off computer, and the vinyl collection is taking up valuable space!

The sooner we can shift the vinyl, the sooner we can renovate the station and continue the work we started with our shiny new Studio 1 over Christmas.

If you're interested, send me a message or e-mail it(at)radio.warwick.ac.uk


December 27, 2005

Union breaks its own rules….again!

The Union looks set to break another of its policies, as according to its website:

"between 5–7pm each night you can take them [meals] back up to Cholo, and watch Neighbours, Simpsons and Hollyoaks on the big screen"

Hmm…. no more RaW and WTV then? Seems odd considering:

"Believes 7.Promoting student talent is more important than being able to watch Neighbours or QVC."
and
"Resolves 2.To play RaW around Cholo during the hours of 9am 7pm each day, unless there are special circumstances, e.g. an event starting earlier than said time, except for at least one hour per day which will be for the use of WTV."

[in policy 541]

An explanation needed, I think.


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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