Every year, the whole University gears up for another intake of students. As one lot of third years pile out clutching bits of paper, another eager bunch of first years join BCU and the fun starts all over again!
Freshers ‘11 has been in Scratch pipeline for months and we’ve had a revamp to end all revamps to make sure we’re 100% ready to make it an event to remember! When we moved studios 12 months ago, the furniture in our new home was only meant to be temporary and our engineers have spent the Summer ripping our old studio out and replacing it with brand new equipment.
All the gadgets and technology inside makes us comparable to any other station out there and truly cements us as ‘Birmingham’s Favourite Student Station’. We’ve got a brand new sound and a brand new image to move into the new academic year and we really are your one stop shop for EVERYTHING from daytime chart music through to our evening and weekend specialist output.
Whether you love Olly Murs or Wretch 32, or if you’re more a fan of Reggae, Dub Step or Jazz - there’s a home for you on Scratch. We’ll keep you up to date on student life, and if you have a topic you want to talk about then let us know!
Keep your eyes peeled for a couple of amazing competitions over Freshers too. With tickets to all the big events to give away, you’d be silly not to keep listening if you can’t get some last minute!
All in all, Scratch is the place to keep your ears glued to for your time at BCU. Have a brilliant 3 years here and we hope to talk to you soon!
Last week Scratch were the featured student radio station on the Steve Lamacq Show on BBC 6Music. You can listen again to Dan’s interview with Steve on here, or listen again on the BBC iPlayer until Friday.
The audio is all rights to the Steve Lamacq Show on BBC 6Music.
Shaggy and Ben were backstage at the SwedeIt! After Party last week and managed to catch up with the top 5 entries, the winning producer and Alex from Kerrang! Watch the videos and find out more on the SwedeIt! website…
The after-party was held at the AMC cinema and Broadway Casino at Broadway Plaza and the Scratch guys DJ’d for the winners. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and you’ve liked the Scratch Radio Facebook page to find out where we’re going to be soon.
What’s On presenter Sammy Brough reports on the ‘Moody Cow’ fashion show from Cow Vintage last week…
On Tuesday night a square of bright light spilled from the new Cow Vintage Store into bus-filled Corporation Street. It was enough to show that something very exciting was happening inside.
Drawn in like moths, guests were greeted with a delicious table of wine, juice and tasty nibbles, which was almost as pleasant as the smiling faces behind it - Birmingham City University MA Events Management and Fashion students, who organised the whole event.
Chilled out chart hits added to the creative vibe as artistic shoppers browsed the store’s quirky goods. Suddenly the volume increased and all attention turned to the catwalk; girls, boys, friends and couples walked and struck their poses, looking very detailed and interesting as they modelled stunning spring styles. Their thrill at showcasing the team’s hard work infected the crowd.
Each daring outfit was carefully crafted from the Cow’s unique stock by the fashion student stylists, who, after the show, were on hand to assist the rush of inspired shoppers!
If you went along, let us know what you thought - drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! The Scratch team were there snapping away (and of course enjoying the food and wine) to give you a sneak peak of what was going on if you didn’t manage to make it…
A catwalk with a twist is coming to the new Cow Vintage store this week!
The We Love Brum team caught up with one of the organisers, Elca Jeffers, to find out just will make this night special.
The ‘Moody Cow’ event is all about trends for Spring/Summer 2011, and the fashionistas will be on hand to give guests personal styling tips “for every MOOD”.
If you fancy joining them for a nibble and “an evening of imaginative fashion fun” head down to Cow Vintage, on Corporation Street (near Urban Outfitters) on Tuesday 22nd - everything starts at 7.30pm.
Last week Conor Fitzhenry and Wil Vincent went down to the O2 Academy to chat to amazing new band The Naked and Famous, to see how their finding the UK and chat about their tour and debut album!
Coming from New Zealand, the band is breaking the UK with hits such as Young Blood and Punching In a Dream. Their success has been helped along by being ranked on the BBC’s ‘Sound of 2011’ list, alongside the likes of Jessie J.
Today Scratch hosted the Student Radio Association Midlands Regional Training Day! It’s been a great day of speakers, activities and networking, so big thanks to everyone that came along and especially to all our speakers.
We were joined by James Walshe from Kerrang!, Sacha Brookes from Capital Birmingham, the lovely Danielle from The Pips, Philip Churm from the BBC Asian Network and the very funny Pete Morgan off of BBC Radio Stoke.
The guys from RaW on Tour stopped by the Scratch studios as part of their mammoth journey visiting every single student station in the country…
The challenge is to visit all 52 student radio stations in the country, so Scratch had to be on the list. Earlier today the RaW crew were welcomed into the BCU bosom by Ben Stones - he even managed to slip a quick PPPOTW in there!
It’s not just for fun though, Raw on Tour is all about raising as much money as possible for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, whose work is invaluable in helping to save countless lives which otherwise might be taken by cancer.
Check out the audio from the whistle-stop visit to Scratch earlier today above, or head to www.rawontour.co.uk to find out more and donate!