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Interested in studying Radio Production? Our Ofcom licensed student radio station - The Cat Radio is based at the Warrington Campus, and broadcasts 24/7 on 1251am and online.

Over the years, The Cat Radio has won a number of awards, as well as nominations. In 2017, one of our students, Bex Brighty, was nominated for a national Student Radio Award in the Best Entertainment Programme category. In the same year, Radio Production students Tommie Watts received a nomination for ‘Best Outreach Project’, and Russ Pollard won the Most Committed Committee Member’ category at the I Love Student Radio Awards.  

The Cat Radio was also nominated for two ‘I Love Student Radio Awards’ in 2017, for ‘Most Improved Student Radio Station’ and ‘Student Radio Team’. Current student Cat Warren was also nominated for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to a Student Radio Station’

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The Cat Radio Studio
Students broadcasting on The Cat Radio

Student Radio Chart Show

As The Cat Radio is a Student Radio Association member, it has an opportunity to produce the ‘Student Radio Association Chart Show’ every year. The Chart Show is aired on all Student Radio Association member stations, up and down the country.

This year a group of students working on the Chart Show had an interview with The Voice winner Mo Jamil. Mo is from Warrington, and he’d performed on the Voice the night before the chart show and was releasing his first album that week, so it was a great opportunity to interview him for the show.

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Students in The Cat Radio Studio
The Cat Radio broadcasts online and in the local area on 1251AM

The Cat Radio Awards

Each March, The Cat Radio Awards are organised by our students to celebrate the effort and talent that goes into The Cat Radio. Nominations and awards are judged by industry members, and some even attend the ceremony.

In previous years, BBC 5 Live presenter Phil Williams, BBC Radio Manchester’s Emma Goswell, Bauer Radio’s Group Programme Director Owen Ryan and Bauer Radio’s Deputy News Editor Michelle Livesey have given speeches at the event.

And after the awards, there is, of course, an after-show party!

If you’re interested in finding out more about Radio Production, you can either visit our website www.chester.ac.uk or get in touch with the Programme Leader Michelle Ponting M.Ponting@chester.ac.uk

Don’t forget to check out The Cat Radio online www.thecatradio.co.uk 

You can also follow The Cat Radio on Facebook @thecatradio or on Twitter @TheCatRadioUK

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