Bournemouth University’s student radio station, Nerve Radio, will broadcast live content as it goes on FM for 10 days from the 17th March.
The radio station, which is run and managed solely by students, will be on channel 87.7FM until the 28th March. It will showcase the best student talent at the University, featuring DJ sets and competitions locals can get involved with.
Rupert Clarke, Final Year radio student and Station Manager of Nerve Radio, said: “There has been more preparation for this FM period than ever before so we’ve got big things coming. The Nerve FM run is forever growing and this year is definitely the biggest the FM launch has been. Due to student demand, we have been allowed to broadcast up until 3am, so everyone is gearing up for it.”
Nerve will air a wide range of music over the ten day period, with more specialist music programmes taking over in the evenings. Rupert added: “Music wise we’ll be playing the latest Katy Perry track to Himalayan Folk Music. “
Nerve Radio hitting FM is a great opportunity for the Nerve news team to showcase their best work whilst entertaining and informing the public with frequent up-to-date news bulletins and multimedia news packages. Anushka Naidoo, Head of Nerve News, said: “Our team of journalists will be working around the clock to provide the latest information for both radio and online, on a range of topics and issues that affect not only students but local communities as well.”
Anushka added she is extremely proud of the news team and is confident they will deliver quality news for students and locals whilst on FM. “From the financial hardship families and students are facing across the board, to local entertainment events and sport updates from around Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, we will cover it, along with reportage of the top national and international stories happening throughout each day.”
The Nerve team is made up of a large body of students, from students that specialise in radio to news, PR and journalism. “Being on FM gives the students valuable experience that they then can carry forward into their profession and gives them an advantage over other graduates,” Rupert adds.
Nerve is to host a launch party at Bournemouth University’s student nightclub, The Old Fire station on Friday 14th March. The night will be a part of Friday night Lollipop, where Nerve DJ’s will perform live sets and promote their talent.