Sunday 24th September 2017,

The Finest in Student Radio Talent to be Unearthed by Student Stars

We have a great opportunity for any students out there looking to sculpt a career in radio on the form of a ‘money can’t buy’ prize find the very best stars of the future. Whether you see yourself as the next Chris Moyles or more of a Jeremy Vine, this competition could be perfect for young newshounds looking to break into the broadcast industry.

The Hits Radio has collaborated with the Student Radio Association and What Goes On Media in order to coordinate the search for this year’s most exciting student stars.  The promotion offers the most outstanding student presenters and journalists in the United Kingdom the chance to broadcast their skills at a top digital radio station.

The most exceptional student radio presenters – solo, duo or team – will have the opportunity to win their own series of four shows on The Hits Radio as well as two coaching sessions from What Goes On Media and tickets to Live 2012, Manchester’s hugest pop concert.

In an unprecedented contest, the very best newsreaders in the land are being given the chance to shine and make their mark in what is one of the most fiercely competitive industries. One astute journalist will receive a full week’s training at Bauer’s award winning news hub in Manchester, where they will learn about how the team develops and delivers high quality news output.  The winner will also take to the hot seat for a full afternoon to present all the updates for The Hits Radio.

Interested students have just under a week to get involved with this fantastic scheme as it ends on Monday 19 March 2012 at 8pm. All entries should be made online at www.thehitsradio.com/studentstar. The winners of Student Stars will be announced at the Student Radio Conference at the University of Bradford, between 2 and 4 April.

“This is a really exciting prize, not just for UK students but for us as a station. Students are one of the most important demographics for music consumption and know exactly what makes an exciting radio show or captivating news bulletin. Commented Paul Fernley, programmes manager at The Hits Radio.

“We’re looking for presenters with amazing energy and the ability to make their personalities transcend through to our listeners. Journalists should have a great eye for a story, a strong reading voice and the ability to cope with the pressure of a busy news room. We can’t wait to meet our Student Stars of 2012,” he continued.

As the nation’s favourite site for all things student news and education news, Young Academic really can’t recommend this promotion enough to any of you looking for a career in broadcast media. Get involved today, we will be bringing you all the updated and of course news of the winners in due course! Off on your travels this summer?

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About The Author

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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