It was music to our ears to hear that Workington Academy’s radio station has been nominated for two ‘Young Audio Awards’ this year!
⭐ Alexander Gallacher has been nominated for ‘BBC Sounds Rising Talent Award (Age 12-15)’
⭐ Workington Academy Radio has been nominated for ‘Secondary School Radio Station of the Year, with KISS’
On Thursday, the Fun Kids Breakfast show’s host George Butler was joined by a host of radio stars to announce the nominees, including Hits Radio’s Sam Thompson, BBC Radio 2’s Richie Anderson, Magic Breakfast host Emma B and talkSPORT broadcaster Jim White.
The 2023 awards ceremony will be livestreamed on Friday 7th July at 4.30pm. The ceremony will be hosted by KISS presenter Tyler West with special surprises for winners. Prizes for winners include mentorship, studio tours and shows on a national radio station – opening the audio industry’s door to the next generation of broadcasters.
Alex said, “I love radio because I can express myself in a way that is unique and personal. It’s a platform where I can express my thoughts and interests with others, and at the same time learn from them. I love that radio is an intimate medium, where listeners feel like they are having a conversation with the host. It feels great to know I’m able to touch people’s lives and make a positive impact, even if it’s just for a few moments every day. I love the creative freedom radio provides. I can choose the topic I want to discuss, the guests I want to interview, and the music I want to play. I can be as spontaneous or as planned as I want to be, and I can adjust my show to fit the mood of the day. This is something that I couldn’t find in another job or hobby.”
Good luck to Alex and the Workington Academy Radio team, you’re certainly on our wavelength!