3 Campuses, 2 Counties, 1 Broadcast

Nicola Elson reports on the XpressionFM event to hit campus tomorrow.


XpressionFM is the student radio station for the University of Exeter, and this Friday, 18th March, they will be linking all three Exeter campuses for the first broadcast of its kind.

Streatham, St Luke’s, and Penryn will join forces from 10:00 until 17:00 with several radio shows of different themes, broadcasted live from all three campuses. This is the last big event of the term for XpressionFM, and its aim is to ensure that each campus has an equal focus, instead of being based at the big Exeter campus. Each show will have a different theme depending on the time and location, with the Cornwall campus’ being Feel Good Friday, based on events happening in and around Penryn.

This is the first time that an event like this has happened since XpressionFM was founded in 1976. Then known as University Radio Exeter, or URE 693, two postgraduate students began broadcasting from the depths of Devonshire House, and the station is still run entirely by current students at the University of Exeter 40 years later.

Tune in through www.xpression.fm to listen throughout the day. Listeners can get involved by tweeting @XpressionFM, and every tweet will be in with a chance of winning one of numerous free Dominos pizzas that are being given away throughout the event. The shows will be broadcasted live from the Compass, so pop in and say hi, listen to the show online, and get involved with the first event of its kind!

Station Manager Ben Cartwright says ‘Xpression FM have been around for 40 years now, and over that time we have always tried to make fun, relevant radio for all students at the university. Friday is your chance to listen in to some of our best presenters at the station, why not give us a chance and see if you enjoy what you hear, plus who doesn’t want the chance to win some free pizza?!’