Demon Media set to celebrate landmark birthday

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De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s resident student media group is preparing to celebrate a landmark birthday.

Demon Media is turning 21 years old this year and the group – made up of DemonFM, Demon TV and The Demon – is throwing a party and one-off training day on Saturday 19 November to celebrate the anniversary of DemonFM’s inception in style.

Hannah Rowe, third-year Politics student at De Montfort University (DMU) and Station Manager of the community-licensed radio station, said: “Turning 21 is huge.

“It’s a time to learn and grow, and definitely a time to celebrate. As such, Demon Media plans to show how we can do both.

“During the day we’ll be showing how we’ve matured in those 21 years, constantly aspiring to improve our systems and practices to create the best student media group we can and offering a training day to all of our students.

“Then in the evening, our party is to truly celebrate all we’ve achieved and to thank the individuals that have helped us along the way.”

Demon Media attracted more first-year students than ever before at #FreshFest16. Here, Demon TV Station Manager Jonny Norton addresses a packed lecture theatre in the Queens Building.

The group, which has produced notable alumni including Chris North (North Media Talent), Ioana Barbu (Bauer Media), Chris Skinner (Absolute Radio), Ryan Arnold (Capital FM), Jon Jackson (Virgin Radio), and Ed Stagg (BBC Radio Leicester) (to name but a few) is extending an invite to all DMU students as well as committee members from the Student Radio Association (SRA), National Student Television Association (NaSTA) and Student Publication Association (SPA) to allow them to share in the occasion.

The training sessions from professionals from across the media industry will be held on the DMU campus, with an optional networking lunch at The Bowling Green, before a birthday party bash at The Font where there will be a presentation to celebrate the group’s 21 years.

Mike Mayes, VP Media and Communications, said: “I think it's great that we're celebrating the whole of Demon Media rather than DemonFM alone.

“There was a newspaper [The Demon] before a radio station so student media has a long legacy here at DMU, but since the creation of DemonFM 21 years ago, Demon Media has become one of the most recognisable and well-respected names in student media across the nation.

“We should all be very proud of where we have come to as an organisation and it only seems right to celebrate all of it.”

All you need to do to attend the events is book your tickets through the DSU website. Click here for the training day and here for the birthday party.

Now, where did we put our candles…?

All DMU students plus SRA, NaSTA and SPA committee members are invited to celebrate at #Demon21.


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