A FORMER Warrington student has been nominated for a prestigious national radio award.
Bex Brighty, 24, who studied radio and TV production at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester is up for “Best Entertainment Programme” for her radio show, The Weekend Wind Down.
The Sunday night show on the university’s Cat Radio included interviews – one with singer Frank Turner and a weekly feature with Bex’s “Nanna Brighty,” who answered a range of questions.
Cat Radio is based at the Warrington Campus and broadcasts on 1251am and online.
The Student Radio Awards are supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global. They are hailed as the definitive celebration of student radio. Over the years student radio has launched the careers of Scott Mills, Greg James and Annie Mac.
More than 500 entries across 13 categories have been judged by more than 100 industry professionals.
The nominees in each category are whittled down to Bronze, Silver and Gold award winners.
Bex said: “The Weekend Wind Down was a programme I really put my heart and soul into during my last year of university and it honestly means so much to me. This nomination is the cherry on top of the cake to the end of the best three years on The Cat Radio and at the University of Chester’s Warrington Campus. I’m so excited to graduate with my 2:1 degree and then head off to London a week later for the awards and to celebrate with my Cat Radio family.”
The star studded ceremony will be held in London on November 9.
Radio Production programme leader Michelle Ponting, said: “This is great news for Bex. She worked hard on this programme. It’s also great to have The Cat radio represented at the event again.”
For more information about the Radio Production course visit: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/radio-production-combined/201809.
For more information about The Cat Radio visit: www.TheCatRadio.co.uk