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John Wakefield


Enormously proud of my time at URY where I helped run the speech team for 2 years and produced comedies, dramas and the weekly review show Yorworld.

The station provided the most incredible platform and confidence booster and hopefully people enjoyed the content that I worked on for the station.

The programmes I helped work on scooped 5 SRAs in all from 7 nominations ranging from Best Interview, Best Speech Programme and the Kevin Greening Award for Creativity and a further nomination for the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2014.

These all stand as a testament to what can be achieved when a student radio station reaches out to the diverse talents at university and embraces them from musicians, actors, writers and comedians.


Best Speech Programming (Bronze) 2011 : 'The More Beautiful Game' by James Bugg.

Kevin Greening Award for Creativity 2011 : 'The Prince of Humberside' by Tess Humphrey.

Best Speech Programming (Gold) 2013 : 'The New World Order Part 2: Based on the novel by Ben Jeapes

Best Speech Programming (Silver) 2013 : 'Trimble' by Ed Greenwood

Kevin Greening Award for Creativity (Bronze) 2013 : 'Trimble' by Ed Greenwood

Further SRA nominations:

Best Speech 2011: 'In the Stalls'

Best Speech 2012: 'In the Stalls'

Best Interview 2012: 'Anthony Horowitz

BBC Nominations

Best online/non-broadcast radio drama: 'Trimble' by Ed Greenwood.


You can keep up to date with what I'm doing now by visiting my website:

Hope everyone in URY is keeping well and she continues to broadcast and launch the careers of many talented broadcasters!


  • Head of Speech - from 21 Nov 2010 to 9 Nov 2011
  • Head of Speech - from 17 Nov 2011 to 14 Nov 2012
  • Digital Content Manager - from 14 Nov 2012 to 27 May 2013


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