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Stay at home and livestream the 2020 Young Audio Awards ceremony


The radio and audio awards for under-18s will take place virtually from 3pm on Thursday 7 May, with an exciting event featuring some of radio’s biggest names.

Originally scheduled to take place at the iconic BBC Radio Theatre last month, the virtual ceremony – believed to be one of the first to take place during the outbreak – will be free to view via the Young Audio Awards’ YouTube page.

And it’s not just the nominees who should tune in, as radio stars including award ambassadors Matt Edmondson and Mollie King, from BBC Radio 1, plus Hits Radio’s Fleur East, BBC Radio 1’s Greg James, 5 Live’s Laura Whitmore and Radio 2 star Rylan Clark-Neal will be handing out awards from the comfort of their living rooms. Young audio lovers, schools and members of the radio industry can watch the special one hour event, which is certain to put a smile on thousands of faces.

Previously announced live on the Fun Kids breakfast show, those up for the gongs come from across the country including Glasgow, Torbay and Leeds. There are all sorts of categories, including Rising Talent, School Station of the Year and Best Podcast. Those nominated have the chance to win some pretty cool prizes including: a show on national radio, mentorship with well-known radio presenters and even a new radio studio for a lucky school.

Award ambassadors and BBC Radio 1 presenters Matt & Mollie said: “With so many radio shows being made from home right now, we’re over the moon to be taking part in something really special with a virtual awards ceremony. We can’t wait to celebrate the young people making great content all across the UK, in their schools, communities and homes.”

Siobhan Kenny, Radiocentre CEO, said: “We were very sad to have to postpone the Young Audio Awards. There is so much great content being made by under-18s that we really wanted an opportunity to properly showcase all the brilliant Young Audio work. Adults and children alike are working from home right now, so we’re excited to bring the celebration directly to them. Tune in to hear more from the talent of tomorrow.”

The Young Audio Awards are supported by Arqiva, BBC Sounds, Broadcast Bionics, Fun Kids, and BBC Young Reporter.

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