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Internal News - 26 January 2007

University radio station broadcasting on the internet

Bath's student radio station 1449AM URB is making a new start for the semester with a new look and an internet broadcast.

The radio station, which is one of the oldest student stations in the UK, has been broadcasting to the University campus since 1972. From Monday 29 January, it will also be broadcasting live on the internet from its new website.

URB has recently been granted a webcasting licence, allowing students on placement or living in town to tune into the station through the internet.

As well as the new look website, the station is celebrating the license with an updated programme schedule for the new semester.

The new schedule will feature coverage of the Students' Union sabbatical elections and broadcasts of the Bath science cafés, as well as the usual blend of entertainment, news and music programming.

Any student at the University of Bath can become a member of URB, and interested staff can apply to become associate members of the station.

As well as presenting shows, members can be involved with all areas of running a radio station from producing jingles and adverts to maintaining computers and equipment. For more information about getting involved, drop into the station’s offices in Norwood House (next to the Students’ Union shop) or visit the website.

Last year the station received a Gold Award in the BBC Radio 1 Student Radio Awards for its marketing and branding. In September the station also began broadcasting with new studio equipment, thanks to a grant from the University’s Alumni Fund.

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