OMG Radio wins prestigious Student Radio Association award
We spoke to presenter Chris Steers from OMG Radio, Staffordshire University student and producer of "Love, Art & Radio Resistance" about the show's creation and the award itself.
"Love, Art & Radio Resistance" is a one off radio documentary set on the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Nazis. Based around the true stories of Lucy Schwab and Suzanne Malherbe, the show's producers started working on the project in March, travelling to the Channel Islands to meet the people who witnessed the occupation first hand.
Lloyds Bank, St Peter Port Guernsey - Imperial War Museum
We think this definitely sounds like a deserving project, but Chris was "quite shocked actually... but excited" when the announcement was made.
The Student Radio Association awards are huge, with every student radio station in the UK eligible to submit, the Association is looking for an outstanding entry, the judges are asked to listen out for something unique. OMG's show was submitted back in July and won the 'Kevin Greening Award for Creativity' and received 'Silver' in 'Best Speech Category'.
The 'Kevin Greening Award' is the biggest of the night, named after 90's Radio 1 presenter, and is sponsored by North Media Talent, a talent agency for presenters which has supported the careers of Annie Mac and Greg James from student radio to becoming some of the biggest names in radio.
We asked Chris what the next big project was in the words... "to finish the Channel Island series and keep making good radio".
You can read more about OMG's win, the story behind "Love, Art & Radio Resistance" and listen live to One Media Group at omgstaffs.com.