Demon broadcasters scoop four award nominations

By Lily Thake 


Proud student broadcasters of Demon FM, at Leicester’s De Montfort University, bagged four nominations for student awards.

The award-winning student radio station Demon FM was shortlisted for four Student Radio Association (SRA) awards at a Midlands event, on Wednesday October 7.

The event was hosted by Capital FM’s breakfast presenters Dino and Pete.

Demon FM was nominated for the following, Best Interview: Ollie McGrath; Best Entertainment Programme: Dave Murphy and Ricky Lount; Best Technical Achievement; and Best Male Presenter: Dave Murphy.

Ollie McGrath, Demon Media Representative and nominee, said: “It’s an honour to be nominated for an award. It just doesn’t feel real. I am glad Demon FM received so many nominations. Dave Murphy really deserved his. There has been a nice atmosphere around the studio too, which is great.”

Ollie was nominated for an award, after placing a demo in the competition, for his interview with Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador in the UK.

The Ambassador made a speech at DMU’s graduation this July, Ollie submitted his details and was lucky enough to get an interview with him.

Ollie said of Mr Barzun, “He’s a really nice bloke. The interview went from formal to informal. We talked about Obama, the UK/US relationship and then we spoke about his trip to Glastonbury! He loved Florence and the Machines.”

Despite Ollie being slightly intimidated by Mr Barzun’s security team, he said it felt like a normal interview and “like a chat”.

On Thursday November 5 nominees, including Ollie, could receive a significant award, at the concluding event, held at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London.

Ollie said: “I would get to keep the award for Best Interview if all goes well. Demon FM might even get one for Best Tech, which will be amazing for them. I can’t wait for the O2 event. It gives me a chance to celebrate in London and get all dressed up.”

Hannah Rowe, Head of News at Demon FM, is proud of the success achieved by her colleagues and wishes them all the best in November.

Miss Rowe said, “I am absolutely thrilled for all of the team who’ve worked so hard. It’s not only a brilliant reflection of all the work individuals in the station have done, it also shows Demon FM is going from strength to strength as a station.”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: