97.2 Good To be True: CamFM Presenter Up for Radio Award
Phin Adams has been nominated for a 2014 Radio Academy Award, the industry’s highest accolade.
The third year Theologian, who hosts CamFM’s Sunday morning show Phin’s Barmy Brunch, is up for a Speech Radio Personality Award. Fellow nominees in the category include radio veterans such as Metro Radio’s Alan Robson and BBC 5 Live’s Danny Baker. Comparing Adams’ 56 Twitter followers to Baker’s 326 000, as a brief example, it is clear that this will be a battle of David versus Goliath proportions.
Over the past two years, Adams has interviewed famous figures such as Rowan Williams, the Dalai Lama, and Tony Robinson, and his popular show has seen him go to extreme and bizarre lengths to keep audiences entertained. These include bungee-jumping, and pledging to permanently change his name to “Pop Man,” by deed poll, if he doesn’t succeed in playing every UK No. 1 Single between 1950 and 2014 on air upon graduation.
Having already received recognition for his efforts, winning the Kevin Greening Creativity Award at last year’s Student Radio Awards, Phin Adams told The Tab that he feels “Over the moon to be nominated.
“It doesn’t feel real at the moment and would feel even less real if the nomination was yesterday [April 1st]. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet that it’s not an April Fool.”
With Adams being the only student radio representative among all the different categories this year, the nomination is almost unprecedented.
Winners of the Radio Academy Awards will be announced at a ceremony on May 12 later this year, and The Tab wish Adams all the best with what is already a very commendable achievement.