Surge Radio recently descended on the Bridge for the Surge Awards, a new event aimed at recognising the hours put in by dedicated DJs, producers and content creators within the media department. Nominations were put forward in the form of four minute demos, to be judged by radio professionals from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Capital FM, and Jack FM, and awards were distributed by Hayley and Welshy from Jack FM’s ‘Bam Bam at Breakfast’.

Will Morley, Surge’s Head of Show Development and organiser of the event, said: “The Surge Awards were conceived as a way of rewarding all the DJ’s for the hard work they put into making awesome content for Surge. It was a chance for everyone to get together and celebrate people’s achievements in broadcasting with champagne and nibbles! It also gave the entries a chance to get feedback from top industry professionals in both BBC and commercial radio.”

Speaking for [The Edge [http://www.theedgesusu.co.uk/news/2014/03/21/student-djs-celebrated-at-the-surge-awards/]], Station Manager Jamie Barker added that “The Surge Awards is one of the coolest events Surge has ever hosted, giving all our members an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work we do. It’s a chance for everyone to come together and have a fun night out and I think it will help Surge go from strength to strength.”

Award Winners (in order of distribution) :

Most Improved: Daniel Linstead (Gold), Chris Evans (Silver), James Phelan (Bronze)

Best Interview: Tom, Tom & Alex from Wuthering Nights for their interview with Lembit Opik

Best Feature: The Science Hour

Best Off-Air: Ethan & Andy from Friday Style

Best Specialist Music Show: POW! (Gold), A-Side B-Side (Silver), Gremma (Bronze)

Best Female Presenter: Ellie Wermter (Gold), Grace Pattle (Silver), Hannah Mylrea (Bronze)

Best Male Presenter: Myles McCaulskey (Gold), Nathe Jenkins (Silver), Ethan Sudgen (Bronze)

Best Entertainment Show: Gremma (Gold), Wuthering Nights (Silver), The Tom Cross Show (Bronze)

Words: Jonny Vaughan