Burst Radio - Outside Broadcasting Capability

Bristol University Radio Station

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This project received pledges on Mon 26 Mar 2012

About Burst:

Burst Radio is the University of Bristol’s student radio station. We broadcast online 24/7 during term dates to the students of Bristol. We know what students want to hear since all our presenters are currently studying at the University. We’re not just limited to the students of Bristol, many of our listeners are locals to the city or are in Higher Education across the UK.

We represent every corner of life at Bristol Uni and our programming schedule represents this. We have around 80 shows and over 100 presenters broadcasting about their interests and passions, from the Arts Review Show to the Zoology Society.

Our reach is not just confined to the radio studio, our DJs can be heard in clubs in all over the city and we work closely with the popular clubnights in Bristol.  We also host our own weekly show on the local community radio station BCFM 93.2FM.

You can find out more and listen online at www.burstradio.org.uk.

Why we need your help:

The station has never been in a such a strong position to deliver quality student radio, but we struggle to make ends meet and have to rely on the kindness of our large committee (17 strong!) who dedicate so much time to running our 24/7 station.

We are looking for finance to purchase some kit for Outside Broadcasting, so we can take the station out of the studio and go roaming around the campus and further afield when we need to cover special events. The kit we need isn't too expensive or complicated, but the only real source of finance we receive currently is our annual membership fees of £5 per person, so every little helps.


Here's a breakdown of what we're looking to buy:

  • 1x Laptop - PC World - HP Pavilion - £299.97>
  • 1x USB Audio Mixer - Thomann - Behringer XENYX X1204USB - £120.35 + Shipping
  • 2x Active Full Range Speakers and Stands - Mackie Thump TH-15A - £538.00 + Shipping
  • 2x Condenser Mics - Amazon.co.uk - AKGD5 - 2x £63.22 = £126.44 + Shipping
  • 2x Microphone XLR Cabling - Amazon.co.uk - Stagg 6m XLR - 2x £4.95 = £9.90 + Shipping
  • 2x Small Mic Stands - Amazon.co.uk - KONIG Microphone Stands - 2x £3.95 = £7.90 + Shipping

Total Cost = £1102.56 and we're hoping to raise a bit extra to cover the shipping costs and various admin fees like Paypal's charges and production costs of t-shirts & posters.


We've got loads of cool goodies as rewards for donating including Burst Merchandise, limited edition posters, CDs and a couple of other fun things.


Please get in touch if you have any questions: marketing@burstradio.org.uk

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Some of your favourite characters at Burst have come together to produce an hour long mystery CD. You'll love this, but we're not telling you what's on it.

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We've got some Limited Edition Burst posters to give away, these are awesome - don't miss out. They're also signed by the artist and all of the Burst Committee.

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You'll be the coolest cat in town with your new Burst T-SHIRT. Thanks for donating to the cause.

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We've got a pair of tickets to the next 5 Anson Rooms gigs. At 7.50 each you're saving yourself a few pennies doing it this way.

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Your new official Burst HOODED SWEATSHIRT is basically guaranteed to attract the gender of your choosing. 60% of the time it works all of the time.

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Go to www.burstradio.org.uk. See that advert at the top, that can be yours for a few weeks. (As long as it's not offensive) we'll upload your image.

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Will "Eligible Bachelor" Sirl will take you on a splendiferous date to a local café of your choosing.

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Have you got a business, charity or event you want to promote on Burst? Maybe you just want to rent out airtime to perform an overelaborate practical joke on a friend. This reward gives you advertising on the station for a few weeks.

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Paul "The Party Animal" Wateridge will make a guest appearance at your party.

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