Student radio host a 69 hour broadcast for charity

The University’s student radio LUSH has undertaken an extensive 69-hour radio broadcast over the last weekend in February in aid of Sport Relief.

The team pulled together to work 2-4 hour shifts with a series of different presenters, offering students and the general public alike the chance to hear their favourite shows for one weekend only.

The show ran from 3pm on Friday 26 February all the way through to midday on Monday 29 February and the aim of the event was to raise as much money as possible for the upcoming national Sport Relief event, taking place on the weekend of the 18 March.

The efforts of the group have not gone unnoticed with donations and support coming in from far and wide, so much so that the team have managed to surpass their target of raising £200.

The team’s jubilation was expressed by station manager Elliott Spender who said: “We are very happy that LUSH have been able to do this marathon broadcast for Comic/Sport Relief for the fourth year running. The variety of both comedy and outrageous music shows inspired the choice to run it for 69 hours. It has been a true pleasure to be a part of this.”

Some of the segments included a live Dungeons and Dragons game, a murder mystery play featuring the radio committee (soon to be produced into an actual radio play), a Disney Sing along (3am-5am), ‘A Question of Sport’, ‘Ask the SABBS’, acoustic performances in the Union Food Market as well as tons of other great music.

A podcast of the broadcast is soon to be released so keep an eye out on the group’s Facebook page

You can still donate to LUSH’s Just Giving page

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