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On Friday we welcomed the lovely Laura Oakes to our studios.  She performed here brand new track Snakes and Ladders, as well as a beautiful cover of Sir Elton’s Rocketman


Yesterday Leeds University Union staged The Big Debate; a safe space for students, staff, and members of the general public to debate on the theoretical possibility of Free Education.  Bradley Escorcio and Bethany Bartley-Jeacock fought against the right to have free education in the UK, stating that it was not economically viable, and that we should encourage apprenticeships as a form of Higher Education.  Tom Dixon, Harry Shotton, and Nick Raikes argued for the right to have free eduction.  They suggested that UK spends far too much on defence and that this money should be redistributed into the education system.  They also suggested that far too many teenagers are put off university because of the cost, and that this needs to be (1)

Click here to listen to the full debate, chaired by Georgia Hennessy Jackson.

Liz Kershaw

In honour of the 75th Anniversay of Leeds University Union (you’ll hear us banging on about the ol’ anniversary quite a lot this year), the lovely Liz Kershaw dropped in to tell us how to be radio big shots.  Here James Shakeshaft interviews Liz about her many achievements since leaving Leeds University.

After a hectic week of presenter training, Leeds Student Radio is finally back on air.  We’ll be with you from 9am tomorrow; helping you to nurse away that mid-week hangover, guiding you through those horribly long hours in the library, and providing the perfect soundtrack to your predrinks.


If you can’t wait until 9am, here’s an interview that we did with Ella Eyre last week to get you ready for a semester full of SMASHING radio.Ella Eyre


Radio 1 Presenter and Dance Anthems DJ Danny Howard chats to Leeds Student Radio Presenter, Andy Doyle.

Click here to listen to the full interview!

Or here to watch the official music video of Danny’s new track- Romani- which came out today.

Perhaps to a student audience living in Leeds, mention of an evening in Canal Mills would have certain connotations. On Friday the fourth of October I attended the Brewers Market at this reputable club with certifiable beer experts Jack.. and Mark Ball. Having spent time in the Mills at ungodly hours the first thought I had as I arrived was that it seemed smaller. But, as I picked up my free pint glass and wandered into the main room,brewers market [+]




LSR Full Flyer

So you want to join one of the biggest and best student radio stations in the country?  You’ve come to the right place!  Students from all across Leeds are welcome to join in.  We’re looking for presenters, producers, sound engineers, gig reviewers, news reporters, and sports commentators.  If this sounds like something you might be interested, head to our welcome meeting on Thursday 25th September in Stylus, Leeds University Union, at 3pm.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Sir Alan Pic

Click here to listen to the full interview with Sir Alan Langlands

Sir Alan Langlands is the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Leeds.  This basically means that he is the Chief Executive of our university.  As a student, you might not have the opportunity to meet him until your graduation ceremony, and even then the handshake will be swift and no-nonsense.  Which is why the two biggest media societies at Leeds University Union decided to take this opportunity to ask questions on your behalf, and find out exactly what the V.C. thinks about graduate employment, funding cuts, and Freshers’ Week.

Our music team have been to some pretty cool festivals over the summer, and met a whole host of different artists.  This week our featured artist is Newton Faulkner (think folk classics like Dream Catch Me).  Our new Head of Music, Emma Rice caught up with him at Cambridge Folk Festival to talk about skipping, a trip to Japan, and their mutual friend Sam Brookes.


This is Newton Faulkner.

Click here to hear her full interview.

Here at Leeds Student Radio, we’re pretty proud of all the exciting things our members get up to. So proud, in fact, that we just want to tell everyone.  It’s not that we want to take credit for their hard work and enthusiasm, but we like to think that LSR played a tiny little role in their success stories!

Dangerous Jag

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