The Student Radio Association is delighted to announce that the 2012 National Student Radio Conference will be held from Monday 2 April to Wednesday 4 April at the University of Bradford.

The conference is hosted by a different member station, at a different university, each year. In recent years, the event has visited Southampton, Nottingham, Hertfordshire, Leeds and Bath, with the attendance of student broadcasters growing year-on-year.

The University of Bradford is the home of RamAir 1350am. Founded in 1980, RamAir is one of the UK’s longest established Student Radio Stations, with a 31-year history to be proud of. Amongst its achievements, the station includes being the first student radio station to broadcast legally on an FM restricted service license and also the first to broadcast via the Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 home entertainment consoles.

As in previous years, the conference will welcome guests from a huge variety of radio groups and organisations; with local UTV Media station The Pulse 102.5 having already pledged their support.

Chair of the Student Radio Association, Fred Bradley, said: “We’re all very much looking forward to visiting Bradford in April. The campus has fantastic facilities and we are especially pleased with the level of support that RamAir are being given by the University and their Students’ Union.

The conference is not just for those looking to become presenters. Sessions will give delegates an opportunity to explore a wide range of areas relating to radio broadcasting. In previous years, the conference has tackled everything from playlists to podcasting and from scheduling to specialist music; with an emphasis on practical advice that students can take home and put to use at their own station”

Two regular highlights of the Conference will be returning in 2012:

The annual ‘Voice of the Awards’ competition, supported by Wise Buddah, involves professional voice talent coaches searching for the best male and female voices from amongst the attendees. The winners go on to record voiceovers for the Student Radio Awards.

Also confirmed to return is ‘Demo Factor’; a tense talent show style session that sees a panel of industry judges giving live critiques of delegate’s demos.

Registration for the National Student Radio Conference 2012 will open in January.