FreshAir Presenter Named Best in UK Plus News Team Triumphs

FreshAir Presenter Calum Macdonald (Like him on Facebook / Follow him on Twitter) has been awarded the top award in student radio.

He was judged Best Male Presenter 2014 at the Student Radio Awards which are supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global.

Calum was presented his award by BBC Radio 1 Drivetime DJ Greg James, who won Best Male in 2005, and Alice Levine who presents on BBC Radio 1 at weekends.

Calum and Greg were interviewed as soon as they were off stage by audioBoom:

It was triple success for Calum who, as part of the FreshAir News Team, took Silver and Gold in the Best Outside Broadcast or Live Event category.

Gold was awarded to EdQT, the sabbatical election debates held each year in March with silver going to White Paper Publication Day. The broadcast was a referendum special from the Scottish Parliament and featured an unplanned “doorstep” interview with Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling among many others.

Calum spoke to audioBoom on behalf of FreshAir News:

Speaking after the awards, Calum who is currently Head of On Air at FreshAir, said:

“This is easily the best night of my life so far. To be on the same stage as Nick Grimshaw, Greg James, Alice Levine and Dave Berry to receive the biggest award in Student Radio is just brilliant. Greg James always says winning Best Male Presenter several years ago changed his life. I’m really excited to see what will happen over the next few months and years.”

Head of News, Alasdair Keane, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Calum and the FreshAir News Team. They all do radio because they love and enjoy it and so to be recognised in this way is a real encouragement.”

FreshAir was also nominated for its station sound and marketing.

The awards were held in London’s 02 Arena complex on 6th November and sponsored by BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio.


Here are some of our highlights of the night

Calum arrives on stage to collect his award. Greg James calls him Kilt Man:


FreshAir News Team receives their award:


Absolute Radio’s Vicki Blight presented the News Team with their Gold Award.


Emma Glicher, FreshAir Station Manager, takes on Twitter:


Calum Macdonald Tweets his reaction:

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