It's quite a hike
up to the top of the Student's Union building to meet the Burst team.
speaking of Bursting.....
couldn't be farther from the loos if we tried," DJ and programme controller
Chris Cox told the website that loves Bristol.
have two or three long records on the playlist so we can nip to the loo, but everyone
knows that's what we're doing."
joined Burst in October when he started uni.
I joined, I looked
through the website and Burst stood out so I listened to get an idea and liked
what I heard."
music on Monday's 12 till 1400BST|
a pilot show he was taken on and now broadcasts on Mondays from 12 to 1400 BST
with two friends, Luke Hartley and Andy Kingstone.
like to play classic cheese and now it's getting summery, I'm playing feelgood
music and remixes.
bring the papers in and banter about what we've been doing.
we have an idea for something on air, we can just run with it."
show has its own feel and there's plenty of room to experiment with formats.
a good opportunity to learn lots quickly and you don't have to worry too much
about the legal side of things," Chris explained.
can plug new music and play our favourites, really its up to us what we do with
the two hours for each show."
station has just finished its first FM broadcast, and station manager David Sheppard
is delighted with how it all went.
only inherited things as a committee three weeks before going on air, but we're
all really pleased with the comments and emails we received."
Now Burst is putting finals tweaks to the schedules before taking the leap into
picked up new listeners online who we hope will stay with us and a couple from
as far away as Cribbs Causeway," David explained.
became much more aware of us for the first time - they told us how impressed they
were that we sound so professional."
|In the evenings
there are specialist music shows |
the day the station's music is accessible, easy listening - what David describes
as "background noise".
in the evening there's a definite turn to more specialist music shows, each dealing
in one particular genre.
all there are 38 programmes presented by a 40-strong team of DJs.
working on the playlist at the moment to see if we can make it listen on demand,"
this is the summer term, some of the DJs are tied up with exams, but that has
benefits for others waiting in the wings.
term's schedules had to change because this term is plagued with exams but we've
got loads of pilot shows ready from DJs who're keen to get on air," said
you fancy giving Burst a listen,
log onto www.burstradio.org.uk
from Monday May 5.