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SURG and URF's international content-sharing partnership in student radio

Monday 11 February, 2019

Radio stations from the University of Sydney and the University of Sussex have teamed up to provide 24/7 student radio content for their listeners around the world.
 
Sydney University Radio Group (SURG)) and University Radio Falmer (URF) have nicknamed their shared program block ‘SURF’ and the new arrangement will now ensure that each station broadcasts live, original, student radio content around the clock.
 
USyd students will now hear programming from the University of Sussex from 10pm AEST each night,
while listeners across Brighton will hear SURG programming while URF is off-air from 2am GMT.
 
The arrangement was announced today during URF’s ‘24 Hour Marathon Charity Broadcast with Solmaz & Nina’ and will commence when SURG launches for 2019 with ‘Welcome Week Radio’ on Wednesday 13th February.
 
The deal will also see content shared between both stations’ social media and news divisions.
 
SURG is the student radio station at the University of Sydney, run entirely by students, and funded by the University of Sydney Union. SURG began broadcasting online in 2011 after holding a series of temporary FM licences since the ‘70s, and can be accessed by downloading the iHeartRadio App and searching 'SURG'.
 
URF is the radio station of the University of Sussex Students’ Union and is run entirely by student volunteers and is one of the oldest student radio stations in the country, being established in 1976, and is also one of the only non play-listed radio stations.
 
URF can be heard on DAB across Brighton and online at URFonline.

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