York, Brunel, Loughborough, Sussex, Surrey the door was opened in the UK for campus radio.
By 1997 month-long FM broadcasts became the norm, and these were permitted to be heard by an audience beyond the campus.
An active filter was built into the Vanguard's modulator by Rick Jenkins, to avoid exceeding the allotted bandwidth.
News was also a significant part of URE for the first few years, as at most campus radio stations, and was a part of the license mandate.URE suffered badly from this cutback, both in loss of revenue, and from the loss of output on air that could not be supplied from automated computer playlists from the studios.The original mixer, with rotary volume controls was built by students, and assembled along with inexpensive turntables.Course List Programs, student Profiles, alumni.They are last believed to have hosted a URE broadcast for the union hustings in 1996, but are still in existence, and when tested in 2007 these dusty and unused studios were found to be still serviceable and connected to the main studio complex (now.The studios were swapped in 1980 dating for 4 months no sex with the arrival of a Magnetic Tapes Ltd 12 channel desk (called "old faithful" by the engineers, due to its longevity which was ordered specifically from the factory for the purpose, with quad Chilton PPM BBC style meters.Located also in a traditional seaside resort area with Englands lowest rainfall.Although in the tradition of URE, 999 kHz on induction loops was maintained as backup.URE broadcast in FM from 30 Sep- (during which it also maintained a split service daytime 1404 AM output, and had separate jingles for 999 kHz.These were intensively used at the time, and two decades later still provided good service two or three times a year, including when Desmond Tutu visited the university in 1991.
However, in North Essex, Capital was out of range except for people with a very expensive directional aerial.
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In 1998 the station started Freely Radiating on 1404 kHz using lpam, an AM frequency in a tightly defined area restricted by the terms of the licence to the university campus.While in 1986 the station didn't broadcast in Freshers week, by 1987 the importance of welcoming new students (and indirectly, encouraging them to listen to URE) was recognised, and in 1987 the programme controller (on air 10 amnoon) and Station Manager (on air 4 pm 6 pm) managed.All students are guaranteed university-provided accommodation for their first year of study, as long as they have had their place at the university confirmed, their accommodation application has been received by the published deadline, and they accept their offer of study.At some point later in the 1970s this configuration was changed with a further studio room added.Specialty shows followed often with a half hour foreign educational program from places like ortf (France) and NHK (Japan).Instead of URE's management for the following year being voted on by the members who had seen how hard they had worked that year, there was instead to be just one Station Manager, and no other management staff.University Radio Essex is a campus radio station at the.The unauthorised broadcaster Radio Caroline had the same idea and also promptly did so too.URE possessed this - and relayed Capital overnight, and for early breakfast until 8 am: this considerably drove its listenership, although it took a knock in 1990 when URE's main competition, BBC Radio 1, started broadcasting in FM - previously BBC Radio 1 had been.This was the original food bar, before the Hexagon was built, however with the advent of the Square four coffee bar in 1980 it was closed and used as a lecture room.