Student radio takes to the airwaves for special shows
Edinburgh Napier’s very own student radio station, Radio ENRG, is taking to the airwaves as part of one the city’s leading music festivals.
9 July 2019
Radio ENRG, set up in 2014 by and for the university’s student and staff communities, will be broadcasting live from the annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, which runs from Friday 12 July 12 to Sunday 21 July.
The station will be live from the festival hub at Teviot House in Potterow from 2pm to at least 8pm each day from this Friday through to the following Sunday (14 July) and then again from July 18 through to 21 – seven days in all.
The whole project is being managed by journalism lecturer and regular show presenter Allan Boughey, along with student station manager Iain Leggat, who will begin the final year of his undergraduate Journalism BA (Honours) course in September.
Allan plus around ten students will be broadcasting live from public locations, the shows forming part of the festival’s wider entertainment offering as well as going out live on the station itself.
Along with a strong focus on the range of diverse musicians taking part – from world-renowned Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek to everyone’s favourite TV music host Jools Holland – there will also be a major emphasis on the burgeoning young Scottish jazz scene.
Rising stars of the Scottish scene like Fergus McCreadie, Graham Costello and Joe Williamson will be interviewed and along with tons of great music, the output will also take in more talk-based, “issues”-style content.
Allan Boughey said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for the students to get out of our Merchiston-based radio studio and into public environments. To be part of a major international event such as this is a real privilege and presents the students with a chance to practice skills and learn loads of new things. We’re indebted to the festival for involving us like this.”
Along with the live broadcasts, the sister ENRG Music and Arts website will be updated on a regular basis while the associated social media pages will be highly active.
Allan Boughey added: “It would be great to see any Edinburgh Napier staff and students at the event. Please come and say hello and lend us some support.”
How to listen and more information
You can listen live here.
And check out the ENRG music and arts website here.
More details on the festival itself can be found here.