EdQT Secures SRA Nomination

The Freshair News team were celebrating last night after receiving a nomination in the Student Radio Awards.

The team who provide News output for Edinburgh’s Student Radio Station produced Edinburgh Question Time (#EdQT) in March which has been nominated in the Best Outside Broadcast Category.

BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio sponsor the Student Radio Awards which this year saw over 600 entries with only six nominations made in each of the thirteen categories.

Nominations were announced on Wednesday night in Stirling by Capital Scotland Breakfast presenters Des Clarke and Jennie Cook.

The broadcast which was hosted by Calum Macdonald was the only official hustings before the EUSA sabbatical elections. It saw questions being posed to the candidates by a LIVE audience in Teviot Debating hall and trended on twitter across the UK.

However presenter Calum Macdonald had even more to celebrate as he went on to secure his second nomination of the evening in the same category for “Live in my Lounge”.

During Innovative Learning week in February this year, the presenter and current Head of News took his show home to the Western Isles.

Broadcasting live from Calum’s house the programme included an exclusive performance from Colin McLeod who has appeared in the same line up at KT Tunstall and Bruce Springsteen as well as providing music for the Hollyoaks Soundtrack.

Speaking after the nominations party Calum said, “Receiving two nominations for Fresh Air is absolutely brilliant. The Student Radio Awards are a big deal. They’ve launched the careers of some huge names in the radio industry and to be on a short list to win is fantastic. I am absolutely delighted with the nominations - here’s hoping for a great night at the awards ceremony in London next month!”

The wait is now on until the 7th of November when the award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London’s 02.

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