🔽 2004, The Shannon Noll show on the Student Radio program, Radio Adelaide. @adelaideuniversityunion, I got you. I know how hard it can get. For a short history of student radio in Adelaide, including UniAdelaide, Flinders Uni and UniSA, visit the post on this website: http://ow.ly/E58X50wZYwQ Otherwise, stay tuned for the book to be published! A History of Student Radio in Australia will be fully self-published & independent in the spirit of student radio, and will have some hair on its chin in the spirit of Nolls 😎🤘🔽
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!
A brief history of the Radio Adelaide logos (and that’s not even all of them!). It is a myth that student radio at The University of Adelaide started in 1972 – in fact, 5UV, the title station, was owned and operated by the university, not the student union. It mostly broadcast academic material and access programs from various community groups. Student radio didn’t hit the Adelaide airwaves until 1974 with the pioneering Tim Potter and Kym Goldsworthy’s “Lead Balloon Show”. Since then student radio at Radio Adelaide had quite the history, with some of the most interesting innovations in student radio in Australia. It is a real pleasure to have Radio Adelaide as the focus of the current stage of my research.
Grand old time trolling through old copies of Empire Times – this series was 1993, just before the student union FUSA broadcast o 101.5fm in 1996. Evidence suggests Flinders Uni students officially broadcast on Radio Adelaide’s student radio programs as early as 1986, alongside Adelaide University Union at The University of Adelaide. Names used to broadcast included Flindersradio, FUR Radio, FLO Radio. Big thank you to the State Library of South Australia and Flinders University Library for access to these records. That is, two plane rides, an Airbnb in Unley and 5 days of non stop, painstaking research. If my eyes don’t fall out first, I look forward to publishing this chapter!