Stag Radio - University of Surrey
Where is Stag Radio?
About Stag Radio
Looking to do something fun and exciting in your spare time while at University? Looking for an excellent opportunity to join the media world? Then look no further than Stag Radio! Stag Radio is the student radio station at the University of Surrey. We broadcast online and on-air 24/7 during term time. We have space to accommodate absolutely everyone. Whether you are after a playlist show like Chris Moyles, or a specialist one like Zane Lowe, or something completely different then we have room for you! If you don't fancy talking on the mic, then there are just as many chances to get involved off air as on it. We are looking for people to join our marketing, advertising, technical and production. You can also get involved with our music team who help decide what gets played, maybe you can find the next number 1? The best part of Stag Radio is that NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! We provide you with all the training you need to create an entertaining radio show, or if you want to get your hands dirty with the technical side of things, we will teach you everything you need to know. Even if you aren't a student, anyone is welcome to join in and contribute to one of University of Surrey's most active societies. As with any society we have an excellent social side too! It is a great place to meet new people and create lasting friendships. Along with hearing brand new music, you also get to go to gigs for free and interview famous artists. We've interviewed such names as Example, Rizzle Kicks, Wheatus and Faithless to name a few. To get involved come along to one of our General Meetings every Thursday at 7:15pm. Email our station manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The University of Surrey has had a student radio station since 1972, here's a brief history of the University of Surrey's Student Radio Station. The station began life in 1972 as imaginatively titled University Radio Surrey or URS for short. Originally on 962 kHz, the transmission system used a series of inductive loops under each of the halls of residence, which are still there!. It changed frequency to 1602 kHz (or 187 metres) following the reorganisation of medium wave channels that took place in 1978. Over the summer holidays of 1989 it was decided that the station needed a face-lift. Over a few pints in the union the name Guildford Campus Radio, often shortened to GCR was born. During the 1990s the station ventured on to FM for the first time with FMRSLs (Restricted Service Licenses) during Fresher's weeks. GCR continued until 1999 when the transmission system and studio became so decrepit that there was no life left and it was finally laid to rest (The 1602 kHz frequency was eventually re-assigned to Desi Radio in nearby West London.) The university, and in particular the students' union, decided that having a campus radio station was a good idea and that funding should be found for a new, re-vitalised station. The station applied for, and was awarded, a long-term RSL licence allowing us radiate freely with a power of 1 Watt on 1350 kHz. The station was once again re-branded and took the name GU2 which, for the unaware, is the first half of the postcode for the campus (full postcode GU2 7XH). The Station was awarded UK Student Radio Station of the Year in 2002 after it's first year of full-time broadcasting as GU2. In 2008 after a lull in it's fortunes GU2 was given a make-over again, but this time it was only visual, as there was nothing wrong with the two studios which we continue to broadcast from. The make-over included the new logo and website revamp, which has acted as a spring-board for the station to continue successfully for many years to come. In 2012, GU2 undertook a technical revamp, using the grant kindly donated by the University of Surrey's Alumni Annual Fund to replace some of our old and dying equipment. We also started working closely with fellow media outlets, The Stag (newspaper) and StagTV and as a result, added some funky antlers to our logo!