Radio LaB shortlisted for national student radio award

Wed 03 April, 2019
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The University of Bedfordshire’s community radio station Radio LaB has been shortlisted for a national student radio award.

Radio LaB is in the running for Best Outreach Project in this year’s I Love Student Radio Awards for its partnership with Luton Sixth Form College.

Every year, students from the BTEC Radio Production course at the College visit Radio LaB’s studio at the Luton campus to prepare and present their own shows, featuring a range of music, features and chat – all broadcast live.

Luton Sixth Form College radio teacher Andy Waterfield: “I’m absolutely delighted that the partnership between the College and Radio LaB has been nominated.  It’s a real highlight in our year and it allows students a chance to put their learning to the test. They love coming to the professional environment of Radio LaB, and as a teacher it is very rewarding to hear them on air.”

Radio LaB co-ordinator Terry Lee said: “Radio LaB is constantly looking at how we can use radio to inspire young people and students in Luton to improve their confidence, communication skills, and experience the thrills of live broadcasting. For two weeks a year, the Luton Sixth Form students are the voice of young Luton and I’m immensely proud to be a part of that. Congratulations to them and all involved for their nomination.”

The team will find out if they have won their award at a ceremony at the University of Swansea on 18 April.

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