RaW 1251AM - Warwick University
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About RaW 1251AM
The University of Warwick's student radio station, playing out the best new music, news and sports coverage and cutting edge speech programming.
Radio Warwick began life as University Radio Warwick in the 1970-71 academic year by students who spent their summer vacation installing an induction loop transmission system in the Rootes residence buildings. (One of these students was David Davis, who would later go on to become the Shadow Home Secretary under the Conservatives.) The studios consisted of a wooden hut behind Rootes M (Meriden House) and broadcasted at 312 metres (963 kHz). The station was soon rebranded to URW312. In 1977, the station was moved into the newly constructed social building (which would eventually become the Students' Union Building). On 30 January 1999, W963 rebranded itself as RaW and on 30 September 1999, the station began broadcasting on 1251 kHz AM, discarding the then obsolete induction loop system. RaW moved across the University of Warwick campus to University House in the Summer of 2008 as the Students' Union was refurbished. For the subsequent year RaW dropped its FM broadcast due to inability to use the FM antenna, resuming the annual broadcast for 2010. In the Summer of 2010, RaW returned to the Students' Union, and is now based on the second floor of SUHQ (previously known as Union North).