University Radio Nottingham is the multi-award–winning university radio station of the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. During term-time we broadcast locally on University Park Campus and worldwide via our website.
URN has been broadcasting on University Park since November 1979. The station was originally based in the Cherry Tree building which stood behind the Portland Building. In 2003 the Cherry Tree building was demolished and we moved to the ground floor of the Portland Building, right by mooch. From this location we currently broadcast for twenty-four hours a day, nineteen of which are live shows which is more than any other station in Nottingham.
We have over three hundred members who every day present and produce radio programmes, report on the news, and work to maintain the station. The station is completely run by students right from the Monday morning headline reader to the editor of the station and the rest of the committee. Everyone at URN juggles their university degree with their dedication to volunteering at the station. Our output is a mix of daytime entertainment based programmes, student-focused news and discussion shows and a broad range of specialist music programmes covering almost every genre of music.
We have held the title of Best Student Radio Station several times and have won more Student Radio Awards than any other station. Our presenters and programmes have also won big prizes. These awards are judged by some of the most prominent figures in the radio industry, from across the BBC and commercial radio. Over the past couple of years we have noticed the growing focus on off air productions throughout commercial radio. As broadcasting changes in the radio industry, we aim to be at the cutting edge and as such URN now also organises live music events, regularly post blogs with news bulletins and exclusive information and creates a wealth of video content throughout the year. This has led us to be more aligned with the changing needs of our audience as well as give aspiring broadcast journalists here at the University of Nottingham the best experience of what the current radio industry is like.
Here at URN, we want to represent the diverse and talented student body at the university and are always welcome to more students getting involved with the station. Click here to find out how to get involved with the station.
As a student radio station, URN has access to over 35,000 students. If your company would like to provide prizes and gain exposure across the Nottingham student community then we would love to hear from you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org