Here at URN we want to represent the diverse and talented student body at the University of Nottingham and always welcome more students to join the station.
You can get involved with URN as a presenter, producer or reporter and you’ll get all the training you need to make it on-air. Many of us had never done radio before we joined URN, so don’t worry!
In the past year, we’ve fundraised over £5000 for new studios with a week of 24 hour live shows, a fun run, pub quiz and many other activities. We commentated on the biggest Varsity Ice Hockey match outside of North America and we hosted the Students Union Elections Night live on stage and on air. 3 years ago we launched 2 huge projects, URN24/7 and URN: Malaysia. We now have student created content playing all day every day and we have a whole new station, based on the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. All of this is why we are the best student radio station in the country and why we produce such talented individuals. If you want to get involved, but aren’t sure of what aspect would best suit you, there’s a handy guide to our station below.
Helpful Info and Contacts
Daytime is all about entertainment, chat, music and competitions – it’s the likes of Scott Mills, Clara Amfo and Greg James. This runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday through term time and is the best avenue to express your creativity. If this sounds of interest, talk to Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After Dark kicks off from 7:00pm and runs until 3am, showcasing the best of specialist music, from rock to rap. If you have a passion for a particular genre, then this is for you, contact Ru for more details (email@example.com).
Speech at URN encompasses a huge array of journalistic shows. Ranging from our daily news show The Pulse, to our Sport shows and podcasts that cover every facet of Sport, we’re certain there’s a show for you. With 18 hours of broadcasting a week with topics that range from Film, Identity, Politics and Science , there’s a huge variety of shows to get involved in. If this sounds like your area, drop Rebecca an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
News is another important aspect of URN. Our headline readers research, write and report current affairs on our headlines once an hour from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The headlines cover anything from campus news to international affairs. As well, at 5:00pm every week day our news team is responsible for The Pulse: an hour long news show covering the top stories of the day in more detail. If you’re interested in getting valuable experience in broadcast journalism contact Olivia (email@example.com).
Sport coverage on URN ranges from a Saturday football show to a huge number of podcasts which cover all different areas of sport. URN also offers exclusive live coverage of the Varsity series in the new year, live broadcasting from such iconic venues as Meadow Lane and the Motorpoint Arena. We also have access to press passes for all Notts County FC fixtures. Joe can help if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Technical involves everything from microphones, servers and cables to website design. We run two digital radio studios, a live room, as well as numerous outside broadcasts and everything in between. Whether you’re an experienced sound or lighting technician, have worked in radio before or have absolutely no experience but want to get involved we would love to hear from you – drop an email over to Ricky (email@example.com).
None of the above? If you’d like to get involved in radio but none of the above seems to fit with what you want to do, drop us an email and we can help you out: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also get in touch with us by messaging us on Facebook and we’ll do our best to get you through to the right people.
General questions: Email email@example.com