KISS FM and BBC Radio 1 presenters team up for Young Audio Awards


Presenters Matt Edmondson and Mollie King from BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM’s Swarzy and Tyler West are on board as Ambassadors for this year’s Young Audio Awards.

Young Audio Awards

The awards are the annual event by radio industry body Radiocentre. They’re designed to celebrate radio and audio created by under-18s and school radio stations.

The aim is to widen audio’s talent pool and provide an opportunity for young people to taste the media industry.

Prizes for nominees and winners include hosting shows on national radio; mentorships at radio stations; and new audio equipment for their school.

Winners also get to meet radio’s biggest names at an exclusive award ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre in March.

Closing date

Entries close at midnight on Friday 31 January, so there is still time to get involved.

“I am so excited to be returning to the Young Audio Awards, this year as an Ambassador, after the thrill of 2019’s event where I got to meet so many talented future stars”, KISS FM’s Swarzy, who presented an award last year, said.

KISS FM’s Tyler West said: “I am over the moon to be an Ambassador for the Young Audio Awards.

Role models

“I would have loved to have something like this when I was younger. It means a lot to be able to be a role model and support passionate young people.”

BBC Radio 1’s Mollie King said: “Last year’s event was so much fun, Matt and I loved meeting so many talented young audio lovers.

“As an Ambassador, I’m looking forward to hearing even more great audio content from this year’s nominees.”

BBC Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson said: “As if we weren’t blown away enough by last year’s winners, 2020’s Young Audio Awards promises to be even bigger and better than before.

“It’s such a privilege to be involved in helping young people get a taste of the industry and it reminds me of why I love working in radio so much.”

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