Student Radio on Radio Adelaide 5UV

Field trip to Radio Adelaide to meet station manage Chris Leese. Radio Adelaide aka 5UV is a community station has been home to most of South Australia’s student radio programs since the 1970s, including the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University. The station is structured to allow for access programs from community groups, originally including ethnic communities that went on to form 5EBI Multicultural Radio. The student unions paid to be on the airwaves as one of these access groups, and student radio in Adelaide was born! Student radio groups used a similar model to broadcast on other SA community stations closer to home, including 5PBA Para Broadcasters in Salisbury and 5YYY Triple Y in Whyalla. In 2019, there is no longer an official student union presence on Radio Adelaide. However, the station maintains links with the universities and continues to engage student volunteers. Each university continues student radio on campus in some capacity. Student radio always lives on. Long live student radio!

Rafal Alumairy and Chris Leese, Radio Adelaide, 3 Cinema Place, Adelaide SA 5000

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