Students at Middlesex University are bringing about a radio revolution as its online station is celebrating record listening figures for the flagship morning show.
MUD Radio, based at the university’s Hendon campus is broadcasting a unique mix of student chatter, music, news and opinions. Communicating live 70 hours a week from its purpose built studio, the station’s 60 strong team of student presenters are bringing a different dimension to daily student life.
It’s the re- launched breakfast show that is making the biggest waves 8-11am every weekday morning - it has more than trebled its listenership.
MUD breakfast show presenter Matt Alden-Farrow, who also interns at the radio station, said: “It has been really exciting working to get the new look breakfast show off the ground. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response so far, and hope that it will continue to grow.
“I put the show's success down to the support we've had from everyone, including the listeners, the students’ union and university staff, who have all helped to make the show a real part of the community at Middlesex. We hope to continue to bring listeners great content and discussions.”
Photography student Emily Edwards, who presents a weekly Friday evening show, said: “My ambition is to be a radio DJ. Being part of MUD Radio has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and get some real life experience under my belt.”
While final year TV production student Matt Harris said: “I’ve been a DJ since I was 13 so it was a natural choice to be part of the radio station. I want to go into a career in media, so presenting a radio show is great for my employability.”
MUD Radio, founded by students in 2007, is coming off the back of a successful year, getting more than 120,000 listening hits in 2010. It also raised over £400 for Comic Relief by broadcasting a show for 48 consecutive hours.
Middlesex University Students’ Union Vice President Activities and Communications Michelle D’Souza added: “MUD Radio plays an important part to life at Middlesex University. As well as keeping students up-to-date with news and events in a fun and engaging way, it provides students a unique opportunity to gain skills in radio presenting and producing.”
You can listen live to MUD Radio through Middlesex University Students’ Union’s website.