URN - University of Nottingham

 Where is URN?


URN is the University of Nottingham's multi-award winning student radio station.

Studio Email
Studio Phone
0115 951 5522
Studio Text
07762 212 434
Office Phone
0115 951 5522
Office Email
c/o UoNSU
Portland Building
University Park

About URN

URN is the University of Nottingham's multi-award winning student radio station. We broadcast live from University Park Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Listen on campus on 1350AM or online at urn1350.net for the best new music, great entertainment and news that's relevant to you.

Station History


URN was established from the University's Radio Broadcasting Club, who, in the late 1970s had an hour's slot on BBC Radio Nottingham. The station set up its first studio in the Cherry Tree buildings in 1978 and 'University Radio Nottingham' started broadcasting to Hugh Stewart Hall and Cripps Hall of residence on 963 kHz (312m) in November 1979. Additional induction loops were set up over the next few years in other halls on campus. A fifth induction loop was installed on Sutton Bonington Campus in 1990, financed by their Guild.

In 1997, URN became one of the first radio stations to broadcast on the internet using the MP3 format. The station started broadcasting in the Ogg Vorbis format in 2002.

The station was then one of the first to broadcast using an LPAM long-term restricted service licence to the whole of University Park on 1350AM in 2001.

In 2004, URN moved into new purpose build studios located in the University's Portland Building. This was due to the demolition of the Cherry Tree buildings in 2003.

Emma Bradshaw
Resident Geek

Station Manager