A new website designed to promote the work and profile of Student Radio has launched.
I Love Student Radio aims to encourage Universities and Students’ Unions to support and encourage student stations and increase the profile of student made content.
Greg James of BBC Radio 1’s afternoon show and Richard Clarke from The Big Top 40 Show on commercial stations across the country and 95.8 Capital FM are supporting the campaign after starting their own careers in Student Radio.
The pair will host a promotional launch event at London’s University of Westminster, which will feature campaign highlights and award winning student DJs – as well as famous names who’ve gone on to build their careers from a start in Student Radio.
Speaking about the campaign and his own career in Student Radio, starting at Livewire at the University of East Anglia, Greg said, “Student Radio gave me a platform to mess about on air and make a load of mistakes, but try out absolutely every idea I had – this set me up brilliantly for knowing a bit more about what works and what doesn't, and the experience is something I draw on regularly every day on my show. The I Love Student Radio campaign will hopefully give more people exposure to this fantastic medium and the chance to make great radio with no boundaries.”
Of the campaign, Tim Dye, Chairman of The Student Radio Association, said, “We felt it was time to shout about the great stuff happening in Student Radio on a national level – we’ve got big plans for the campaign from working with Universities launching new student stations, to helping to create opportunities for working closely with local commercial and BBC stations to our members”.
The launch takes place at Inter:mission at the University of Westminster on the 21st of October. More details at ilovestudentradio.com.