In 1988 I joined the University of Bradford student radio station,
Radio Ramair, and soon became Chief Engineer. The following year I
became Station Manager.
During my time at Ramair I applied for,
financed, and managed the first special-event license to allow a UK
student radio station to broadcast legally across a city in FM. Prior
to that we were limited to broadcasting to halls using local loop aerials
in AM, and the occasional special event in AM across Bradford. We did
4-5 FM events a year from our two studios. The first broadcast
was on 100.7MHz at 11am October 3rd 1990.
Ramair official site and
more background from Wikipedia.
Back in the 1990's there was Goverment legislation that stipulated
student radio was not able to be broadcast across public roads,
therefore all campus radio stations broadcast from a limited
transmitter in each hall of residence.
Ramair Special Event Licenses while I was Chief Engineer:
- 1575kHz AM: 12 November 1989 12:00 until 18 November 1989.
In November 1989 Ramair obtained a Special Event License to
broadcast on AM around the University area. I was the Chief Engineer
at the time and worked with Bessemer Broadcasting a number of other
students to install and run the event. Ramair broadcast
for the special charity event, RACAC (Remember a Child at Christmas),
24 hours a day. timetable,
press article, and
- 1575kHz AM: February 1990. Ramair ran a second special event
license. news story
Ramair Special Event Licenses while I was Station Manager:
- 100.7MHz FM: 3 October 1990 11:00 to 8 October 1990 02:00. Ramair FM first
broadcast on a special event license granting 6 weeks in FM stereo to
the city of Bradford across the year. This first week was "Welcome
Week". Ramair FM was the first student radio station to
brodcast on FM and the first to broadcast outside the of Halls of
- 100.7MHz FM: 18 November 1990 14:00 to 25 November 1990 14:00 for RACAC. We had a small
fire causing a temporary close down
- 100.7MHz FM: 8 December 1990 11:00 to 15 December 1990 for the Ramair 10th Birthday
- 100.7MHz FM: 2 February 1991 to 8 February 1991 for UBU Elections
- 100.7MHz FM: 18 February 1991 to 24 February 1991 for Rag Week
- 100.7MHz FM: 14 March 1991 11:00 to 20 March 1991
see all at flickr.com
Created: 01 Jan 1989