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06
Apr

Surge Radio set to broadcast live at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios

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Surge Radio has been invited to broadcast at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios on Thursday 13 April.

Our student-run station is set to record between 12:00-16:00 on Thursday in a series of four live sessions, which students can listen to on the station’s website at www.surgeradio.co.uk. The broadcast will include live performances from Jerry Williams, a Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter and Will Joseph Cook, an indie solo artist with several million streams on Spotify.

The studio offered the station the broadcast in exchange for a ‘BTR (British Tape Recorder) Workhouse Tape Machine’ which the station had used at their previous studio … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Surge Radio smash their Comic Relief fundraising target by nearly DOUBLE at 48 Hour Marathon

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Surge Radio has raised £863.40 for Comic Relief, at their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday – Saturday.

The total nearly doubled their initial fundraising goal of £480 for the charity.

The marathon, which was broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, started at 00:00 on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The shows featured a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games, including an appearance from BBC Radio 1 DJ and Surge alumna, Chris Stark, who tuned in on Thursday morning to offer the team motivation and a donation of £100.… Read the rest

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21
Mar

Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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11
Nov

Surge Radio wins two Student Radio Awards (SRAs)

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Our very own student-run radio station, Surge Radio, has won a gold and a silver award following three nominations at last night’s 2016 Student Radio Awards (SRAs) at the Indigo at the O2, London.
The nominations were announced on Wednesday 12 October, with Surge receiving three nominations: Best Entertainment Programme with ‘The Lowdown with Tom Cross’ (Gold Award) and ‘Don’t Touch Me I’m Famous’ and Best Male – Tom Cross (Silver Award).
The SRAs are an annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association, where student radio stations across the UK are recognised for the work they do … Read the rest

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11
Jul

Sounds of Summer: Surge BBQ Playlist Takeover

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Surge’s Station Manager, Toby Leveson, has taken over our blog to give you the tunes to accompany your summer BBQ. Here’s what he said…

If there’s one thing a British summer can guarantee, it’s a BBQ. And whether that BBQ is in the sun or in the rain, you’re going to need a playlist. So we’ve done the hard work for you and made you a playlist suited to all your BBQ needs.

That is what we do at Surge, the University of Southampton’s very own Student Radio Station. We entertain you, fill your ears with wide variety of music, … Read the rest

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07
Oct

Get your wristband to watch BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark at the Students’ Union

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BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and University of Southampton alumnus Chris Stark will visit the Students’ Union on Friday to wrap up their student tour across five UK universities.

Wristbands will be available on Friday at 9am outside the Students’ Union pub, The Stag’s, for students to come and see the action as it is happens. There are only 180 tickets on offer on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The tour, which also visits Stirling, Liverpool, Shropshire and Aberystwyth, is broadcast live every day from Monday 5th to Friday 9th October on … Read the rest

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01
Oct

BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills’ show comes to the Students’ Union and they need YOU!

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BBC Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and University of Southampton alumni Chris Stark have confirmed a visit to the Students’ Union on Friday 9th October to wrap up their student tour across five UK universities.

The tour, which will also visit Stirling, Liverpool, Shropshire and Aberystwyth, will be broadcast live every day from Monday 5th – Friday 9th October from 1-4pm during Scott’s regular radio show slot.

The exciting news, confirmed by a news article on the BBC Radio 1 website, will follow up the recent involvement that Chris Stark has had with our Freshers’ Welcome parties. … Read the rest

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