Your award-winning student radio station.

About Us

Scratch Radio has been around for nearly two decades and broadcasts 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 streak, there's a wide range of opportunities on offer. 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 with us

Award winning

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.


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Scratch Radio Committee By-Elections 2019/20

If you would like to help run the society for the next academic year, you can put yourself forward as a candidate during the Nominations Period. When the polls open, all members will be able to vote for their preferred candidates.

11 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 23 June 2019 (in 3 days and 19 hours)

The polls open at 12:00 on Monday 24 June 2019 (in 4 days and 7 hours)

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