Monday 29th May 2017,

Student Entertainment News: Could you be the UK’s next top DJ?

It’s not just boring academic and educational news here at Young Academic! We also bring you everything you need to know about sport, entertainment and much, much more. This scheme from ‘The Hits Radio’ could well unearth the next Fatboy Slim or Deaadmau5…

The Hits Radio has joined up with the Student Radio Association and What Goes on Media to offer Britain’s best budding student broadcast talent the chance of a lifetime – to broadcast to the nation for a month of Sundays.

This competition, a first for the station, is designed to search for the radio talent of tomorrow and give them the opportunity to hit the airwaves today. Alex James, station presenter and one of the competition judges, from The Hits Radio believes the competition will be fierce.

“I know what it’s like to come from Student Radio and what it was like getting my first break on a commercial radio station! The future of radio is out there but we recognise that it is now even tougher than ever before to break into. By working with our partners the Student Radio Association and What Goes on Media, we hope we’ll encourage the best budding talent to enter and the winner will receive the biggest career break possible – their own show for a month of Sundays!”

One winner will be selected to come to Bauer’s studios in Manchester and record four shows that will go out across the nation over one month. They will also see their name in lights on Freeview TV across the UK. A one off training session with Sam and Kate at What Goes on Media will also help spur them on.

The Hits Radio has also committed to give every demo sent in feedback and a further three runner up with received very detailed feedback on what to do next to break into the industry from What Goes On Media. Sam Walker, who also presents afternoon on Key 103, added:

“If you want to break into radio there has never been a better opportunity to get advice on what to do next. Every person who takes the time to enter will get feedback.”

Those wishing to enter should go to thehitsradio.com/stars for more details.

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learnt his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky. He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs. Fresh from the editorship of Student Times he now takes the reins at Young Academic - the premier student news portal. Connect with me on Google+

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