London School of Film, Media and Design

Blast Radio

  • panorama of Blast radio studio desks

    Blast Radio is an active radio studio at the University for teaching and learning, and the student-run Blast radio station.

  • Students working at the radio station

    Blast broadcasts from two state-of-the-art radio studios that simulate contemporary, commercial radio operations.

  • Radio DJ desks

    The studio includes DJ mixers with inputs from CD, vinyl, SUB, MP3 Serato and Traktor.

  • radio newsroom

    The newsroom uses 'rip and read' software for collecting, editing and distributing media.

  • Digital editing workstations

    The studios have digital editing workstations and digital playout and recording facilities with automation capability.

  • Julian Worricker at Blast studio

    Students have the opportunity to learn from industry experts - such as BBC Radio 4 presenter Julian Worricker who gave a guest lecture to broadcast journalism students.

  • Students broadcasting

    Students benefit from open access periods and technical workshops run by our experienced and enthusiastic members of staff, all of whom are experts in their field.

  • Live broadcast video of Blast studio

    Blast is also used for events to engage the wider University and local community. This video shows a time lapse from a live broadcast during our summer Graduate Showcase event.

Blast FM is the official student radio station of the University of West London. You can tune in to hear stories and music shows by students across the whole University.

Blast broadcasts from two state-of-the-art radio studios that simulate contemporary commercial radio operations. The teaching studios accommodate 20 students and allows for simultaneous broadcasting and teaching. The BA (Hons) Media Production course centres around Blast FM, providing our students with the amazing opportunity to learn alongside industry experts as they to produce and host their own original content.

Tune in

Tune in to hear about everything from local politics to university sport fixtures in a broad-ranging schedule of music and speech.

Listen via the Blast website, the TuneIn app or on the FM dial 87.9FM.