Scots pair shortlisted in UK student radio awards

TWO Scottish radio stations run by students have received nominations for this year’s Student Radio Awards.

Edinburgh-based Fresh Air and Glasgow-based Subcity are up for prizes at the awards, which are being held next month and being hosted by Scott Mills and Fearne Cotton.

From Fresh Air, Tallah Brash is nominated for best female presenter, while Jordan Rogers-Smith is nominated for best newcomer. The station has also been shortlisted for best technical achievement, for the creation of its Fresh Air radio player on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Armed Response DnB, on Subcity, is nominated for best specialist music show.

Fresh Air is based at Edinburgh University, while Subcity is at Glasgow University. They can be accessed on the internet – at and

Says Fresh Air presenter, Anna Proctor: “We fund ourselves through member contribution and from putting on gigs and events across Edinburgh, the highlight being Indie Club Together – a huge event which sees Edinburgh’s best indie club nights come together for one massive night at [city nightclub] Cabaret Voltaire.

“The schedule is made up of hourly shows by our members, we currently have 300 members. Live shows are scheduled around the university semester times with the addition of a special August broadcast focussing on the Edinburgh Fringe.”

Brash is is an ex-student of Edinburgh’s Telford College. She has been with Fresh Air for three years and, during the summer, was invited by Radio One to present the BBC Introducing show while regular presenter, Vic Galloway, was on holiday.

The awards are taking place in London on the sixth of next month.