A UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield student who was nominated for one of the most coveted awards in the radio industry has been pipped to the award.

Andrew Jackson, 22, was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award after seeing success as part of a team during his placement year.

Mr Jackson was on placement as part of his BSc in Popular Music Production at Edinburgh station Radio Forth.

He had been nominated for Best Internet Programme in the 2012 Sony Radio Academy Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of radio.

During the Edinburgh Festival, Andrew worked on a webcast called Front Room Fringe.

“It was to create a buzz around the festival. We went round to listeners’ houses with some of the best acts of the Fringe who did their acts in people’s living room,” explained Andrew. The Radio Forth show was pipped for the award, but judges said: “We loved the concept of this podcast – which combined the real people of Edinburgh and the stars of the festival.

“It had a real homely feel whilst sounding totally professional.”