Issue date: 10 September 2004

ISSUE DATE: 10/09/04

Students in Bristol are to get their own radio station for the first time ever, with a new station called The Hub.

The Hub 1449 AM has been granted a five year AM license to broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new radio station will be launched on 25 September at the UWE Students’ Union (UWESU) Freshers’ Ball on Frenchay Campus. The Hub is supported by the University of the West of England and has a studio in The Rackhay in the docks area of Bristol.

The Hub 1449 will be broadcasting to a potential audience of twenty-six thousand students locally and a worldwide audience through the internet. The output will be a mix of music, speech, comedy, debate and live outside broadcasts, whilst at the same time showcasing some of the newest and freshest talent in the South West.

It has taken nearly two and half years to get the project off the ground and Station Director Patch Jobson, says they are delighted the hard work has paid off, “For the last two academic years The Hub management team has worked hard both in and out of term time to make this dream become a reality. The Hub is based in the E media Incubator on Bristol’s Dockside. This facility was funded by South West RDA and UWE to offer creative media business start ups, such as 86 Hub, a range of serviced office space and business support on site at affordable rents. We have a fantastic dedicated team of students, staff and volunteers. This is something that this city has needed for a long time, and now the time has finally come for it to come to life!”

Speaking about The Hub, UWE Deputy Vice-Chancellor Rob Cuthbert says, “The University is delighted to support the creation of a radio station run by and for students. The team have worked very hard to bring this all together and we wish them every success in this new venture.”

Join The Hub on 25 September at 8pm, by tuning into 1449am/mw or by listening live to one of the highest quality audio feeds anywhere in the UK by logging on to the home page of ihub @


Editor’s notes

For more information please contact:
The Hub 1449AM by e-mail: or call 0117 328 5940

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