Every year in October we celebrate Black History Month and it is time for us to recognise and honour the often overlooked contributions of the BAME community within radio, especially student radio.
Through all our student radio stations we have a diverse community which gives black individuals a platform for them to express their opinions and perspectives and play the music the love!
Here are just a few names from student radio:
Jaguar Bingham – The Former Best Female Silver award winner has come a long way since being an integral part of LSR. Starting off at Reprezent Radio becoming a resident of Saturday nights with an impressive knowledge of Dance Music. More recently she DJ’d at the Radio 1 Residency in Ibiza and is now one half of the BBC Introducing Three Counties team.
“I loved my time at LSR – there was always a support system to carry out whatever you wanted to achieve. We were an open-minded, ambitious and spirited bunch, led by the inspirational Helena Webb. LSR felt like a home during my uni days – it was super inclusive and a great place to learn and grow. Joining LSR was the best decision I ever made! It was here where I cut my teeth as a presenter and DJ. It allowed me to take risks, be bold and try out new ideas.”
Kaylee Golding – aka ‘Gyal from Brum’ has made a very big impression in the world of radio in a very short amount of time. Presenting Gyal from Brum on Smoke Radio which led to her Golden Buzzer on Demo Factor. Kaylee also presents on The Beat London 103.6 Saturday Nights from 7-9PM.
There is also Mo Ayoub – Former Best Male (Gold). He came straight from LSR and currently presents in Spain on FLAIX FM.
Yasser – he is a former LSR member and has been absolutely incredible he is currently part of BBC Asian Network and is a DJ on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra too!
Isn’t it just amazing to see the success and celebrate the diversity with those who have made outstanding contributions to student radio. It’s just so inspiring to hear people’s successes stories and knowing that there is a lot more to come!
Do you think you could be the next Yasser or Jaguar Bingham? Make sure you get involved with student radio as it is an amazing place to be creative, be bold and make your voice be heard!