Course work by students at the Birmingham School of Media have been recognised in two major radio awards.
Third year student Jim Kerwood received a commendation from judges of the Charles Parker Prize for outstanding radio documentary production. Jim’s documentary about “Panthers in Hereford” was broadcast on BBC Hereford & Worcester and was recently included in a BBC Radio 4 feature about the awards.
Dan Collins, a student on the Foundation Degree in Radio Production, has been nominated in the Documentary finalist category of the New York Radio Awards.
Dan’s feature, titled “Binge Drinking: Don’t Do It“, is a powerful piece of radio. As Dan describes it; “A documentary made about my brother. The effects a young person binge drinking has on the whole family. Especially when the worst thing imaginable happens”.
Also nominated in the NY Radio Awards was a BCU produced documentary series broadcast on the community radio station “Switch 107.5”. The series, titled “West Midlands Stories”, featured examples of past and present radio students’ course work alongside staff productions.
The documentaries were presented by Radio Studies lecturer Siobhan Stevenson, and the series has been nominated in the “Information / Documentary” category. Winners will be announced at a Radio Awards Gala on June the 17th at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.