Welcome to BIRSt
Launched in 2000, BIRSt (Bournemouth Internet Radio Station) is a unique, award-winning ‘on-demand’ Radio Station delivering Comedy, Drama, Features and much more on your schedule, whenever you choose.
Now in it’s 18th year, BIRSt is continuing to push quality radio content globally through social media and on demand. Throughout its 17 years, BIRSt has provided Innovative, Thought-Provoking and Award-Winning Internet Radio on demand.
Launched by the poet, broadcaster and the UK’s first professor of Radio, Sean Street, BIRSt was also the first UK student run internet radio station. As an award winning station, BIRSt has produced graduates who have gone on to work for the BBC, Commercial and Community Stations and independent production companies including Somethin’ Else, Wise Buddah, Falling Tree, UBC, Smooth Operations and also as freelance portfolio producers across a range of media.
Managed by MA Radio Production students annually, BIRSt provides a platform for radio and audio work that compliments the course. Each year, BIRSt pushes the boundaries of what we now consider to be radio broadcast, through different perspectives but consistent with the developments in industry and content.
BIRSt’s aim is to produce creative, innovative and interactive audio wherever you wish to listen – direct to your home on demand.