Livewire - University of East Anglia

 Where is Livewire?


UEA's award-winning student radio station. Bringing you the best of new music for over 25 years. On air from 9am to midnight every day - Join the party!

Studio Email
Studio Phone
01603 592512
Studio Text
60300 starting with livewire
Office Phone
01603 592512
Office Email
Union House

About Livewire

Livewire, UEA’s home of new music, is one of the longest established and best respected student radio stations in the country, spreading its passion for new music across Norwich from the heart of UEA. No other station brings its listeners such an eclectic mix of new music, exclusive live sessions, first plays from bands, plus the definitive student perspective on the latest news and sport. Our website,, is a key part of the Livewire experience. This fully interactive service brings the station closer to its listeners, overflowing with all the latest news, exclusive interviews, reviews and competitions. It also provides an essential platform for our listeners outside of the Norwich area. The Listeners mirror the music played; they are young, articulate, opinion forming individuals. Livewire sets out to target and produce diverse content for a predominantly student audience. We continue to attract like-minded music lovers across campus and throughout Norwich. A third of UEA’s population regularly tune into Livewire.

Station History


As one of the most well-respected and longest-running stations in the country, Livewire has a rich history of providing unique, original content. Not only has the music changed over time, but the individual shows themselves have been developed into award-winning, well-known shows across the community. One of our most successful shows, The Recroom, offered a ground-breaking way of delivering campus and national news to students. As times changed, The Recroom has now grown into a bigger, more diverse show that deals with not only news, but an open forum for listeners to ask questions to Union officers and University staff. Our most famous former Station Manager, Radio 1's Greg James has gone on to a brilliant career in broadcasting and often comes back to visit his old stomping ground. Under his advice, we recently completed a brand redesign, including a new website and logo. We'll always be looking to the past to see how far we can go and then look to the future to exceed those expectations. Entering our 25th anniversary in 2014, Livewire's back in business and heading back to the top!