NSR, the only student radio station in Newcastle, has been granted an RSL licence from Ofcom and will be broadcasting on 87.7FM between 21st March and 1st April 2011.
NSR usually broadcasts live online through their website nsrlive.co.uk between 10am and 10pm weekdays, but the FM licence will give everyone involved the opportunity to expand NSR’s listenership and experience both online and FM broadcasting.
Throughout the RSL, the broadcasting hours will be also extended to 7am – 10pm weekdays.
Louise Morris, NSR Station Manager commented “I am thrilled that we will get the chance to broadcast on FM for a fortnight, thanks to funding from the NCL+ Foundation. I am hoping NSR will reach and connect with more listeners across the city, as I feel our eclectic schedule offers something for everyone and it would be great if more locals were interested to give student radio a try.”
Student presenters and DJs will be given expert training in the run up to the two week period in which they will perfect their show content. Not only does NSR give talented students a taste for presenting but also offers experience in marketing, journalism and technology through executive roles. This provides great experience for jobs in highly competitive industries which many students aspire to be a part of. NSR aims to produce shows which provide interesting and engaging radio that Newcastle University students can be involved with and relate to as well as appealing to locals through their focus on promoting local acts.