Rachel Foy spoke to secretary of Shock Radio, Rachel Williams, about being nominated for three ILSRAs.

Shock Radio, the University of Salford’s student radio station, has been nominated for three I love student radio awards; Best Training Initiative, Best Audience Initiative and Most Improved Radio Station.

The Student Radio Association (SRA) is a representative body which supports and acts on behalf of the UK student radio community. The award scheme they have created showcases radio stations that are associated with or linked to a place of education, which exist to encourage and facilitate communication between student stations.

The I Love Student Radio awards (ILSRA) scheme celebrates the talent within the UK student radio industry, and has been held annually since 1995 and supported by BBC Radio 1, the ASRA and Global Radio.

Shock Radio at freshers week, a welcoming society, well deserved nominations
Shock Radio at freshers week, a welcoming society, well deserved nominations – Credit from Rachel Williams.

It aims to celebrate the commitment and contributions of individuals to student radio. It is those people and stations who go the extra mile, putting in time effort and creativity behind the scenes, and whose commitment to student radio is unprecedented.

Best Training Initiative

This award will go to the station that offers members an outstanding training scheme or programme, by regularly offering masterclasses with the industry, or perhaps for having a committee member who is excellent at organising training days or a training programme.

The Cat Radio

Fly FM

Insanity Radio

Rebel Radio

Shock Radio

Demon FM

Best Audience Initiative

This new award recognises the efforts of stations in trying to spread the word of student radio and getting people tuned in to their local station. By celebrating the most creative and effective approaches to gaining new audiences; this award recognises the hours that a station has put in to publicise student radio.

RaW Rebrand

CSR 10th Anniversary

CSR Presents

Jailbreak – Smoke Radio

Canadian Programme Exchange – Xpress

Livewire Rebrand + 16/17 Launch

Shock Radio

Halls Crawl – Surge Radio

Smoke in Sweden – Smoke Radio

Nerve Radio

Most Improved Student Radio Station

This is the station that has made the biggest improvement over the last year – it has beaten the odds, completely reorganized themselves, made a leap in an aspect of the stations programming, or recruited more members than ever before. They’ve radically changed and improved over the last year.

Purple Radio

Insanity Radio



Shock Radio

Rebel Radio

Demon FM

Nerve Radio

Dragon Radio


Rachel Williams, Shock Radio’s Social Secretary, spoke about the success that these awards could have for Shock Radio.

Keep on track with Shock Radio’s progress within the ILSRA’s either on Twitter or their website.

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