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Blast Radio's Spotify Success

Blast Radio is the University of West London's very own student-run radio station, with a whole range of shows and hosts. This year has been especially successful for the station, with their recent collaboration with Spotify standing out among many key moments. We caught up with Amaan, Station Manager, and Ayaan, Head of Music, to talk about how far the station has come.

The station's Chairperson, Jess, has built a strong relationship with the Student Music Network - an organisation that supports students across the UK gain opportunities in the music industry and connect with other student-run media. Through this strong relationship and hard work, they have achieved their latest accomplishment; their own official Spotify Playlist.

"They posted on Spotify UK account and it was like it was sort of like a pinch me moment that this happened because we worked so hard this year; to get this over the cherry on top." Amaan, Station Manager

Blast Radio x Student Music Network launched their Spotify official playlist "Students' Union" as a curation of student music and new discoveries, all chosen by Blast Radio members. It was specially hand picked to feature London College of Music students, London Noise Records' artists and musicians that have been featured on the radio show. We have been listening on repeat, it's the perfect way to discover the talent around us. With over 17,000 saves, check out what the hype is about from our very own at UWL.

Coming up next week:

House Party with Blast @ Freddie's, 22nd May

Blast have joined forces with UWLSU to bring you live performances from their DJs. It's a lively night full of good music and amazing vibes, to inject some fun into the middle of your week. Make sure to get your ticket before they sell out:

What else is happening in the world of Blast?

If you've even glimpsed at Blast Radio's social media, you know the team have been incredibly busy. The shows don't stop at the station, as well as always having someone ready to cover the latest news and even being nominated for The Amplify Awards. They recently covered Varsity, from interviews building up to the day and reporting at the event - Blast's members are always on it.

Tune in to Blast Radio here to listen live.

Blast is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, with plans for an extra special broadcast. We are buzzing to see what they have in store - make sure to keep an eye out on their socials so you don't miss out!

The station members are keen to continue to grow Blast Radio over the next year, welcoming anyone and everyone who wants to join. The possibilities really are endless - any student can come on and start a show about whatever they are interested in. Whether that's a music show, or a podcast talking about your favourite interests.

"We want more people to be part of it. Anyone can be a part of it. We want to make it a bigger, better, fun, big family." Ayaan, Head of Music

Want to keep up to date with Blast Radio or even join the station? Find them on Instagram @UWLBlastRadio.

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