Five reasons why you should join Fly FM


With Freshers Week around the corner, it is time for freshers to decide which societies they should join and we think Fly FM should be top of your list!

We are a multi-award-winning student radio station with a state-of-the-art studio, and a huge list of alumni who are now working at top radio stations across the UK. We have opportunities in presenting, producing, marketing, interviewing, journalism, writing for online, station sound producing, technical systems… and so much more.

We’d love you to join us! Still not convinced? Here are our five reasons why.


1. It is not just a music station
The Fly FM Sport team cycling 100 miles for Sport Relief throughout the Saturday Sport Show
The Fly FM Sport team cycling 100 miles for Sport Relief throughout the Saturday Sport Show

Music springs to mind whenever someone mentions the word ‘radio’, but, while music plays a major role in the station’s programming, there are other areas which you can get involved in if you don’t fancy focusing on music.

From sport to speech to marketing, there is something for everyone at Fly FM.


2. It is a great springboard for getting into the radio industry
Fly Alumni Matt Curtis alongside Capital FM's JJ to talk about going "from student radio to the industry"
Fly Alumni Matt Curtis alongside Capital FM’s JJ to talk about going “from student radio to the industry”

In a recent BBC News article, Radio 1’s controller Ben Cooper said that the next generation of radio presenters will most likely come from student radio so there is no better time to get involved.

Also, it is very likely that the presenters YOU listen to on the radio came from student radio.

One example being Greg James who was at the University of East Anglia’s student radio station, Livewire.

Fly also has their own share of radio talent with the likes of Jack Saunders at Radio X and most recently Matt Curtis who is now at Capital.


3. Doing a student radio is a great confidence booster
Imagine being nervous to interview someone after interviewing McBusted?! It just doesn't happen.
Imagine being nervous to interview someone after interviewing McBusted?! It just doesn’t happen.

Doing a radio show can be a scary prospect and the first few don’t always go to plan (trust me, it’s happened to just about everyone who does a show).

However, once you get into the swing of things, your shows will become better and could be put forward for an SRA award.

It also makes you feel a lot more confident with your presenting ability and whenever you need help, there is great support in the form of the committee along with the veteran presenters.


4. We have some crazy socials

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One crucial part of the society is getting to know people and you will meet some great people if you join Fly FM.

The socials are a huge part of this and we often make the pilgrimage to Ocean which builds up to the end of year Boat Party.

We also have two huge national events which we attend, these being the SRA awards in London and SRA Con which is also a great way to get to know those at the station.


5. It’s fun!

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Speaks for itself really.


If these reasons have convinced you to join Fly, you can find us all the way through Freshers Week as we have a great programme of events we are involved in alongside being at the Freshers Fair.

Click here for all the info you need to joinΒ Fly FM!

See you in September!

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