Leeds Student Radio

Leeds Student Radio
City UK - City of Leeds
Slogan The Sound of Students in Leeds.
First air date 1978 (Unconfirmed)
Format Student radio / Alternative
Affiliations Student Radio Association
Leeds University Union
Website thisislsr.com

Leeds Student Radio (also known as LSR and formerly as LSRfm.com) is a student radio station broadcasting every day during term time from Leeds University Union at the University of Leeds.[1] It is also the official student radio station for Leeds Trinity University and Leeds College of Music. The station broadcasts online through its website.

With over 330 members, Leeds Student Radio is one of the largest student radio stations in the country. The station is run by an elected committee of student volunteers, and the management of the station is overseen by a full-time station manager employed by Leeds University Union. The station also provides live DJs for venues within Leeds University Union and the City of Leeds.


In the 1970s a group of students formed 'Network 4' and broadcast black-and-white programmes on a closed circuit around the University. However, when this became too costly and time-consuming to continue, the students decided to broadcast radio instead, and Network 4 became Leeds Student Radio.[2]


The station has a permanent office on the first floor of Leeds University Union which overlooks the main entrance to the Union. There are two studios, one that broadcasts live and a production studio.


The Leeds Student Radio schedule [3] consists of several core shows and individually-run shows which members can apply for each semester. The schedule is determined for Semester 1 in September and Semester 2 in January by the station manager, the programme controller and the core show editors.

Station managers

As a result of the SAR (Student Activity Review) carried out by Leeds University Union, since 2007 the Station Manager of Leeds Student Radio has been an appointed post rather than an elected one, with candidates facing an interview panel.[4]

The application process consists of a presentation from the candidates, followed by a question-and-answer session, which all members of Leeds Student Radio are welcome to attend. This is followed by an interview with the panel. The first manager selected using this process was Richard Andrews.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Leeds Student Radio Union Page
  2. Leeds University Union Archives, Clubs and Societies Archive, Formation Document 1b
  3. Leeds Student Radio Schedule
  4. Student Activity Review Summary, University Union Archive 06-07
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