Launched in 2000, BIRSt (Bournemouth Internet Radio Station) is a unique, award-winning ‘on-demand’ Radio Station delivering Comedy, Drama, Features and much more whenever you choose and live.

Now in it’s 18th year, BIRSt continues to push quality radio content globally through social media and on demand.  BIRSt has provided innovative, thought-provoking and award-winning audio and radio on demand. Conceived 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.

We are very proud of our family of radio alumni. 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. Work by MA Radio Production students has been recognised and received awards from Third Coast, Charles Parker Prize and New York Radio Awards.

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. Find out more about the MA Radio Production course here and join our Facebook Group and Twitter @Radio_BU to stay in touch.

BIRSt’s aim is to produce creative, innovative and interactive audio wherever you wish to listen – direct to your home on demand.

Meanwhile, listen and browse the archive of alumni work. Watch out for the 2018 launch!