Your award-winning student radio station.
Scratch Radio has been around for nearly two decades, in various guises! We broadcast 24/7 from The Parkside Building in the city centre - radio made by students, for students.
Anyone can get involved; whether you want to present, produce or have more of a techncial streal, there's a wide range of opportunities at the station. You don't have to be a media student either, we'll provide you with all the training you need to make the most out of your time at Scratch Radio.
You can listen to us online by visiting our website, through TuneIn or in person at a number of places around the various campuses.
Scratch are a multi-award winning radio station, picking up a gold Student Radio Award for Best Journalistic Programming and a silver for Best Interview. We've also scooped the Radio Academy Nations and Regions award for Best Station (Midlands).
At an international level, two of our alumni have walked away with gold and silver prizes respectively at the New York Festival Awards for documentary work and a third was the first British person ever to win two trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards in Chicago.
Our success stories
Former members of Scratch have gone on to work in various roles across the industry - and we couldn't be more proud! Here's just a handful of people who have moved forward in the industry:
Ben Stones was part of the station until 2012 and, after graduating, went to work at BBC Radio Leicester before moving to London.
He now works as a station sound producer for the BBC's national radio networks, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.
Dan Richards graduated in 2011 after finishing his degree and then came back to study an MA in Radio and Audio Production in 2017.
Alongside time spent at the BBC and producing the Smooth Radio breakfast show across the West Midlands, he now presents on Black Country Radio.
Amy Southall left BCU in 2016 after finishing her role as Station Manager for Scratch Radio. She moved to London and now works for the Wireless Group.
Initially she created social media content for TalkRADIO before moving to be a technical operator for TalkSPORT - the worlds biggest sport radio station.
Getting involved with Scratch Media
Scratch TV is part of the Scratch Media family. When you join, you pay a membership fee for the academic year and get access to all of that family.
This means that you can take advantage of the opportunities with Scratch TV and BrumWise as well, doing as little or as much as you'd like.