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About Scratch Radio

Tiger Media is the home of our award-winning media societies who bring a mix of creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm across a variety of platforms.

Our members come from a mixture of faculties across BCU and we work alongside colleagues in the university's School of Media, giving access to world class facilities in radio, TV, photography and journalism. 

Members of our team have won a variety of awards, including prizes at the UK Student Radio Awards, the New York Festival and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.


Our brands:

Scratch Radio has been around for nearly two decades and broadcasts from The Curzon Building at our City Centre campus in brand new, purpose built studios.

We are award-winning radio made by students, for students, whether you want to present, produce or have more of a techncial streak, there's a wide range of opportunities on offer.

Our committee:

Station Director Alex Griffiths
Assistant Station Director Ed Bullas
Arts Editor Hannah Riley
Programme Controller Luke Powell
Head of Music and PR Luke Dowling
Head of Communication Manny Singh
News Editor Ashley Forbes


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:


Jack Carson worked as Scratch's Station Director up until 2022, bringing the station through a studio move and complete overhaul. He also presented several events for BCUSU, including the Officer Election Results.

He now works as West Midlands Correspondant for GB News.


Carl Bennett worked in a number of roles within Scratch and moved to Black Country Radio after graduation before working for the Wireless Group in London as a digital producer for talkRADIO.

In 2021 he took a new position as a senior digital producer for the national news channel, GB News.


Rachel Chew was Scratch's Assistant Station Manager between 2011 and 2014, before completing her degree and working for Heart in Birmingham. She moved to Swindon to co-host SAM FM's Breakfast Show before uprooting to host the Nation Radio Breakfast Show across South Wales.

Recently, she's moved to Oman to present Drivetime on HiFM - Oman's #1 Hit Music Station.

Ben Stones was part of the Scratch family until 2012 and, after graduating he went to work at BBC Radio Leicester before moving to London.

He worked as a Lead Producer for station sound across the BBC's national radio networks, including Radio 1 and 1XtraRadio 2 and 6Music. He now produces Scott Mills' afternoon show on BBC Radio 2.

Dan Richards was our Assistant Station Manager until he graduated in 2011, before returning study for his MA in 2017.

Dan worked as a producer at Smooth Radio, now part of the Global Radio family, covering both weekends and their West Midlands breakfast show as well as work with BBC local radio. He now presents at the weekend on Black Country Radio and works as a producer for BBC Radio WM.

Johnny Seifert finished his time at University and went back home to London and also works for the Wireless Group.

Beginning as an assistant producer for TalkRADIO's Breakfast Show, he currently produces their weekend output and acts as the stations showbiz reporter.

He's recently joined TalkRADIO's sister station, Times Radio, as their Entertainment Producer.

Tiger Media Committee Elections 2023/24

This society is holding online elections to choose their committee for the new academic year. Any paid member can apply for a committee position that interests them and all paid members will also be able to vote for their preferred candidates when polling opens.

13 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 15:00 on Tuesday 6 June 2023 (in 16 hours)

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