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Radio 1 to air student radio curated show

By | Published on Friday 1 April 2016

BBC Radio 1

Radio 1 has announced plans for a new show that will be created and presented by different student radio stations from around the UK. The BBC station’s Head Of Programmes, Rhys Hughes, announced the new venture at the annual Student Radio Conference, which took place earlier this week.

Airing on Monday evenings, the Student Radio Playlist show will “feature an hour-long mix of themed music that will reflect students lives”. Any student radio station affiliated with the Student Radio Association can submit a proposed playlist that they would like to see aired, and Radio 1 chiefs will pick their favourite twelve.

Says Hughes: “I’ve been increasingly impressed over the last few years with the quality of student radio content and I’m delighted that Radio 1 can offer the opportunity for twelve student radio stations to showcase the best of their curatorial and mixing talent with these themed playlist programmes”.

I had a student radio show once, over there on Edinburgh’s Fresh Air. That was a very long time ago now, so I don’t qualify for this new venture, but I’ve still put together a little playlist consisting of all the songs we played during one particularly memorable two hour show…