On Sunday 22 April, CSR produced and presented the National Student Radio Association Chart Show. The show was broadcast live from our state-of-the-art studios in Canterbury and syndicated by dozens of student radio stations the length and breadth of Britain.
Presenters Theo Chikomba and Afia Kafour counted down the Top 20 based on play at student radio stations and in student unions up and down the country. Producer Dan Baker kept a close eye on timings and sound quality – both essential for any show but particularly important when other stations are taking the audio stream and fitting it into their schedule.
Members Rebecca Bailey, Rebecca Sheeres and Shane Wilkinson managed the station’s (and the SRA’s) social media output before, during and immediately after the show allowing listeners to interact with the show and providing extra information. Head of Weekends, Graham Hukins, prepared a round up of tributes to Avicii following the DJ’s untimely passing less than 48 hours before the broadcast while Jack Allcock, host of the Specialst New Music Show caught up with local band Skies for “the one to watch feature” in which each host station picks a act to showcase to a wider audience.
The top 3 on the day were:
- 3 Blossoms – I Can’t Stand It
- 2 Years and Years – Sanctify
- 1 Ten Tonnes – Lay It On Me
The show is broadcast nationally on Sundays during the academic year from late October to early June and competition is intense between student stations to be amongst those chosen to host the prestigious programme. This was only the second occasion CSR has hosted the show; the first time being in 2017, a show for which the Station won GOLD at the Student Radio Awards!