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Across campus on 1350AM and live worldwide via the web, this is the station for York University.
The oldest legal independent radio station in the country, URY is the home of UK student radio.
University Radio York (URY) is the student radio station for the University of York, broadcasting 24 hours a day during term time on 1350am across the University's Heslington Campus and worldwide via this website. The station is run by students for students, meaning the people behind the station understand what the listenership want to hear. With no playlist and no set format to many of our shows, our presenters have the chance to try whatever they like, as long as it's legal!
URY's studios lie at the very heart of the Campus in our own building at Vanburgh college. But URY's real presence is felt outside of the studio, around the campus at major University and Student Union events, whether we're covering live music, recruiting new Freshers or reporting on major news events.
Behind the scenes, the main activities involved in running the station are broken down in teams, which contain officers who are responsible for specific areas of station activity. URY is proud to have a large active membership, and encourages people to get involved, no matter what they want to do or how much time they can commit.
URY has a rich history of pioneering broadcasting, beginning in 1968 when URY became the UK's first legal independent radio station. The events section of this website gives a taste of what URY has achieved over the years, including a launch show hosted by John Peel, special FM broadcasts and numerous charity events. Last year URY obtained national recognition of it's achievements by being named BBC Radio One Student Station of the Year 2005.
Now approaching our 40th Anniversary URY continues to strive to be a leader in student radio, each new intake of people brings new ideas and contributes to the enthusiasm you hear on-air. The getting involved section of this website tells you how you can become a part of it all, if you're a York student of course! If not, then we hope you enjoy your visit to our site and take the opportunity to listen in.