Cam FM’s Phin Adams wins bronze for Speech Radio Personality of the Year

Hazel Shearing 12 May 2014

Cam FM presenter Phin Adams has won the bronze award for the category of Speech Radio Personality of the Year at the Radio Academy Awards, a highly impressive achievement for a student radio presenter.

The presenter of Phin’s Barmy Brunch every Sunday on Cam FM was nominated for the award back in April. It was announced tonight that he came third in the category, following Metro Radio presenter Alan Robson in second place and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Danny Baker, who won gold.

The third-year Theologian’s weekly show is one of the station’s biggest successes, and has seen Adams interview world-famous figures including Rowan Williams and the Dalai Lama during his time at Cambridge.

Adams certainly made a name for himself this year by changing his name via deed poll to ‘Pop Man’. He announced that he could only change it back once he has played every British number one hit from the 1950s to present on Cam FM before his graduation this year. However, when the University informed Adams that his new name could be printed on his degree certificate, he drew the line to make sure that ‘Phin Adams’ received the degree.

Speaking to The Cambridge Student in April, ‘Pop Man’ admitted, “There is a part of me that wants to see Pop Man on the degree certificate; that’s the part that wants to be on the dole for the rest of my life.” However, it was Phin Adams, not his radio alter-ego, who won the bronze award tonight.

Emma Clement, Station manager at Cam FM said of the award, "This is like the Oscars for radio. It's so exciting for Phin, and for the whole station."