URF Chairman, Kit Bradshaw (right), receives the award from BBC Radio 1's Tulip Mazumdar (left). Photo: Radio Today.

University Radio Falmer (URF) won a prestigious student radio award at a star-studded ceremony at London’s IndigO2 on Wednesday 9 November.

The student station won the Gold Award in the Best Interview category for Kit Bradshaw’s interview with Sussex tutor Luke Cooper, in the wake of last year’s violent student protests at Millbank tower.

The annual ceremony, organised by the Student Radio Association, was hosted by Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Annie Mac, and was attended by other industry stars such as Tim Westwood and Steve Lamacq.

URF, the student radio station at Sussex since 1976, was the only student station from the South East to win an award on the night.

URF’s award was presented by Radio 1 newsreader Tulip Mazumdar, who said: “This entry demonstrated good subject knowledge and structure to the interview, which has a defined course and follows a logical path of questioning, with the interviewer letting the interviewee talk without interrupting.
Overall, the interview is really impressive and delivers a ‘to the point’ interview with a real Jeremy Vine sound”. Bradshaw said: “this means so much to us, we’re such a small station”.

In addition to a trophy and certificate, Bradshaw also won an interview masterclass with industry professionals as part of the prize.

 

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