BREAKING: Sydney University Radio Group (SURG) Launch International Partnership
In a world-first for student radio, the Sydney University Radio Group (SURG) has launched an international content-sharing partnership. The partnership will be between SURG and University Radio Falmer (URF) of the University of Sussex.
The two universities have teamed up to bring listeners content around the clock, meaning that you’ve got company for when you’re drunk, in an uber, on the way home from the club.
The collaboration is called “SURF” (haha, get it?) and is much more than just a live-broadcasting partnership, with the two stations planning to share online content as well.
When asked to comment on the groundbreaking collaboration, Andrew Rickert (the President of SURG and more broadly, a USYD b-noc) said:
“Insomniacs of Brighton & Hove rejoice! It’s super exciting - we get to share what we do with people on the other side of the world and we get to see how it’s done and learn from them. It should be great and even though the broadcasting side is awesome, the best opportunities are what’s going to happen off-air, which is even more exciting!”
SURG listeners will now hear a switch in accents at 10pm AEST each night as the Aussie content stops and the programming of the University of Sussex begins.
On the other side of the world, University of Sussex students will hear SURG programming while URF is off-air at 2am GMT.
The collaboration was announced in URF’s ‘24 Hour Marathon Charity Broadcast with Solmaz & Nina’ and will begin officially as SURG grace our ears at Welcome Week this year from Wednesday 13th February.