Smoke Radio

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Smoke Radio
Smoke radio logo.png
Broadcast area UK
Frequency Live Stream QuickTime
First air date 2004
Format Contemporary
Owner UWSU & University of Westminster

Smoke Radio is a student-run radio station at the University of Westminster. The station broadcasts online, from a studio located in the Media Arts and Design campus of the university, located in Harrow. Smoke Radio is a member of the Student Radio Association.

In 2007 Smoke Radio won the Silver Award for "Best Station 2007" at the Student Radio Awards, and then won the award again in 2008, making Smoke Radio the UK's second best Student Radio Station for two consecutive years.


It was established in 2004 by then students: Joe Haddow, Tim Pryor, Sam Gregory and Mark Jackson with additional help from others throughout the University of Westminster - including Radio Production Lecturer, Matthew Linfoot. After the intake of new students in September 2005 the station took to running a 24 hour playout system and began a broadcasting a schedule of live programmes during the week.

In 2008 the station completely rebranded. The logo was changed so it was related to other logos used by the University of Westminster's Students' Union. The on air branding was voiced by students Nick 'Fiz' Bright and Sophie Clamp and the music selection was altered to better suit the tastes of Westminster's Student body. In 2010, the voice of Smoke Radio became Luke Shasha. There will be a new voice of Smoke Radio for the term 2011/2012.

In January 2011, Smoke Radio launched its first Breakfast Show, which currently broadcasts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings from 8 - 10 am.


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