Reporter 408, 20 October 1997

Backing for 24-hour rolling students

A radio station based at Leeds University Union has obtained business backing to the tune of £100,000 as it bids to become only the second student radio station to go full-time.

Leeds Student Radio, which goes on air for its latest short-term broadcast in November, is hoping to raise a total of £250,000 towards its bid for a 24-hour FM licence. Staffed by 200 volunteers from Leeds’ student community, the station’s previous broadcasts have attracted up to 40,000 listeners. Earlier this year Oxygen FM in Oxford became the first student radio station in the UK to obtain a full-time commercial licence from the Radio Authority.

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