Balloons, confetti and a live DJ – FreshAir’s 24th year has arrived.
Students packed into Teviot Underground last night for a special launch party, broadcast live around the world on Edinburgh’s Student Radio Station.
Now for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week students from throughout the University of Edinburgh will broadcast shows ranging from specialist music to news and current affairs on the internet radio station.
Throughout the launch broadcast some of those students who will present programmes on the station took the opportunity to talk about their programmes to potential listeners.
Many of the station members have no or very little professional radio training and a marathon training programme was carried out prior to broadcast to train and develop the skills of over 200 members.
Many of the presenters and producers also work with the University Careers Service to complete the Edinburgh Award for Media.
Calum Macdonald is the Head of On Air at FreshAir he said;
“FreshAir has been part of Edinburgh’s student life for more than 20 years. Its output features interviews with the leaders of countries, to speaking to some of the biggest bands in the country.
This year, there’s more than 50 programmes scheduled throughout the broadcast week - FreshAir caters for every taste and does it to the highest standard.”
You can listen to FreshAir online, on the go using the “TuneIn” mobile app and on Campus in student union buildings.