Blast Radio

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Blast Radio
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CityEaling UK United Kingdom
SloganON AIR. ONLINE. ON CAMPUS.
FrequencyOnline and RSL for four weeks in May
First air date1994 (Tube Radio)
FormatMusic & Speech
OwnerUniversity of West London
WebsiteBlast Radio

Blast Radio (formerly known as Tube Radio) is the student radio station for University of West London. They broadcast online[1] from studios based on campus. And on an RSL across the local area for four weeks in May. The station is a member of UK Student Radio Association.[2]

History[edit]

Originally launched in 1994 as Tube Radio[3] it was latter rebranded to its current name in 2007, bringing it underline with sister station Blast 1386AM based at the Reading campus, which was then part of Thames Valley University.[4]

At the time it was the first University in the United Kingdom to feature two student radio stations within the same institution.[citation needed]

The original studios were based at Ealing Studios from launch 1994 up until February 2015 when they moved to new purpose built studios on campus within 'The Heartspace'.

Achievements[edit]

The station was nominated for a "Best Station" award in 2007 and a "Best Marketing and Promotion" award in 2009,[5] at the annual Student Radio Awards.

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Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°18′26″W / 51.509016°N 0.307258°W / 51.509016; -0.307258