About Us

Who are URY?

University Radio York (URY) is the student radio station for the University of York, broadcasting 24 hours a day during term time on 1350am across the University's Heslington Campus and worldwide via this website.

The station is run by students for students, meaning the people behind the station understand what the listenership want to hear.

With no playlist and no set format to many of our shows, our presenters have the chance to try whatever they like, as long as it's legal!

Where are URY?

URY's studios lie at the very heart of the Campus in our own building at Vanbrugh College.

But URY's real presence is felt outside of the studio, around the campus at major University and Student Union events, whether we're covering live music, recruiting new Freshers or reporting on major news events.

Our Teams

Behind the scenes, the main activities involved in running the station are broken down in teams, which contain officers who are responsible for specific areas of station activity.

URY is proud to have a large active membership, and encourages people to get involved, no matter what they want to do or how much time they can commit.

Our History

URY has a rich history of pioneering broadcasting, beginning in 1968 when URY became the UK's first legal independent radio station. URY's achievements over the years include numerous awards, a launch show hosted by John Peel, special FM broadcasts and numerous charity events.

In 2005, URY obtained national recognition of its achievements by being named BBC Radio One Student Station of the Year.