University of Salford unveils new state-of-the-art radio studio - MIDAS

University of Salford unveils new state-of-the-art radio studio

7 February, 2008 – University of Salford unveils new state-of-the-art radio studio

Salford University has revolutionised its radio airwaves, with the addition of an £18k state-of-the-art radio studio for budding DJs in the School of Music, Media & Performance.

The new equipment includes a digital mixing desk – meaning the end of CDs and tapes, and hailing the beginning of a purely digital era for radio at the University.

The technology enables jingles, promotions, music and voice material to be stored in the computer, enabling students to program a whole live or recorded radio station from one desk.

The hi-tech facilities have also attracted interest from professional commercial stations, with Key 103 FM requesting to use the radio studio in the future.

The equipment will benefit over 200 students, including those on BA TV and Radio, BA Media Production and HND Media Production. It is hoped all students at the University will take advantage of the studio for creating ‘show reels’ which will help them get jobs in the broadcast industry.

Mike Henfield, course leader for BA Journalism and Broadcasting, said: "This studio really is cutting edge and our students now have the best possible equipment to learn with.

"When they graduate and progress into a job in radio, they will really have a head start on their competitors." The new equipment includes a digital mixing desk – meaning the end of CDs and tapes, and hailing the beginning of a purely digital era for radio at the University.

he technology enables jingles, promotions, music and voice material to be stored in the computer, enabling students to program a whole live or recorded radio station from one desk.

The hi-tech facilities have also attracted interest from professional commercial stations, with Key 103 FM requesting to use the radio studio in the future.

The equipment will benefit over 200 students, including those on BA TV and Radio, BA Media Production and HND Media Production. It is hoped all students at the University will take advantage of the studio for creating ‘show reels’ which will help them get jobs in the broadcast industry.

Mike Henfield, course leader for BA Journalism and Broadcasting, said: "This studio really is cutting edge and our students now have the best possible equipment to learn with.

"When they graduate and progress into a job in radio, they will really have a head start on their competitors."

Source: University of Salford press release

Link: http://www.salford.ac.uk/

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