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Broadcast Journalism student wins two Community Radio Awards

Emma Snow, second year BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism student, won two awards for her drive time programme with Erewash Sound

Emma Snow

Emma Snow, second year student on our BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism course, has bagged two awards at this year’s national Community Radio Awards 2018. Emma won Bronze in the Best Female category and Silver for Best Entertainment, out of around 360 entries from over 75 stations overall. Judges drawn from the community radio sector, academics, the third sector and other associated areas picked the winners for each award, which were presented at Sheffield Hallam University this month.

Emma has been volunteering at Erewash Sound since she was 17 years old, with a passion for entering the media industry and pursuing Broadcast Journalism. Upon winning her awards, she told us: “I am completely shocked but delighted that I managed to secure a silver for Best Entertainment and Bronze for Best Female. I didn’t expect it at all and I can’t thank Erewash Sound enough- particularly for the training I received when I first started radio at 17 years old! People in the industry and everyone at Nottingham Trent University have been massively supportive too and that means a lot to me. Everyone’s kind messages of support have been truly overwhelming and I think I’ll be smiling for the rest of the year!”

Jeff Martin, Station Manager of Erewash Sound, commented: "I am absolutely delighted and so proud of Emma. She is a very talented young lady that backs up her ability with hard work. I have no doubt Emma has a big future ahead of her in the industry."

Although Emma is just beginning the second year of her degree, the talented student already has a wealth of industry experience behind her. She is currently a Freelance Broadcast Journalist for Global Media Group, whilst also interning at Capital East Midlands Drive Show, presented by fellow Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) alumni Tom and Claire. She has additionally held shadowing opportunities at various broadcasters including BBC Nottingham, Heart Norwich, BBC Lincolnshire and Notts TV. Her accolade at the Community Radio Awards, as well as her current role as Deputy Station Manager at Nottingham Trent University’s student union station Fly FM, indicate a bright future for the budding broadcaster.

The industry standard facilities available at CBJ have allowed Emma to adapt quickly to professional working environments. She explained: “The facilities we have in CBJ are amongst the best provided by any university in the UK. It gives you confidence when you know how to work an industry standard radio desk and how a TV studio works- it makes it so much easier to adapt and apply the knowledge we learn at CBJ when working in the industry.”

You can listen to Emma on Erewash Sound every Wednesday at 4pm here:

Published on 24 September 2018
  • Subject area: Media, journalism and communication
  • Category: Current students; School of Arts and Humanities