Inside RaW 1251AM: Warwick University's Student Radio Station
A countdown of some of the best moments from inside the Warwick University student radio station, RaW 1251AM.
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1. Student Radio Broadcasts For 100 Hours From Tent Warwick University
Behind the scenes of the charity radio marathon where students from the radio station RaW 1251AM broadcast non stop in all weathers for 100 hours in a tent at Warwick University raising money for Scope.
2. Show Or No With Abbie McCarthy and Adam Wilbourn
Show or No is a game in which players have to guess which Show names are actually on the RaW 1251AM schedule and which one's were made up in the car. Here BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy and Free Radio’s Adam Wilbourn take on the game.
Watch: Gandhi’s Last Orders vs. Nelson Mandela’s Happy Hour
3.Making Pancakes On The Warwick University Piazza
During the MaRawWthon 2015, a 100 hour charity broadcast in aid of Scope (a disability charity), the RaW 1251AM presenters took to Warwick University’s piazza and made pancakes. In reality, they made one really inedible pancake.
Watch: A visual demonstration of too many cooks.
4. Warwick University Holds Free Festival For All Students
See behind the scenes of Warwick University’s free festival for undergraduates including performances from Clean Bandit, Foxes, Nick Mulvey and Zane Lowe and coverage from RaW 1251AM
Watch: The Warwick Summer Party Main Stage Action.
5. Don’t Be Dirty: Can You Describe These Dirty Words Without Being Dirty?
Inspired by the Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry sketch, guests had to describe several dirty words on RaW 1251AM with clean dictionary definitions without breaking the Ofcom broadcasting code. It’s harder than you think!
Watch: How did this get passed Ofcom?
Watch: There goes my bid to be Prime Minister.
6. Freshers Week: Most Embarrassing 1st Year University Stories
Naked nights out, chat up lines and getting to know housemates; the most embarrassing Freshers Week stories from Warwick University’s Students and RaW 1251AM.
Watch: Sometimes you will hit on someone you regret!
7. Can You Guess The Song Intros?
The standard Never Mind The Buzzcocks classic comes to RaW 1251AM. Guess the intro on Tim Arstall’s Alternative View which slowly descends into ridiculousness and somebody swears on air.
Watch: Surprised no one complained to Ofcom.
8. The Halloween Challenge
For Halloween, the University's Costcutter was raided of the weirdest foods that could be found. Unwilling participants James and Ed 'blindfolded' themselves with items from around RaW1251AM and try and work out exactly what was placed in front of them.
Watch: May or may not include a Rat’s Testicle…
9. What To Take To Uni? Items To Put On Your University Checklist
Posters, extra pillows and fancy dress; items to check off your university checklist according to Warwick University students and RaW 1251AM presenters.
Watch: Leave the Harry Potter pillow at home…
10. Jailbreak: Warwick University's 36 Hour Travel Challenge Begins
RaW1251AM reports on Warwick University’s Jailbreak society and the beginning of their 36 hour travel challenge to see how far students can get away from the campus without any money!
Watch: Also includes a record attempt for the many people to fit into a pair of giant pants!
11. Ivan Takes The Biscuit On Tux Tuesdays
James Van Hinsbergh and Matt Greenham host the weekly primetime show Tux Tuesdays on RaW 1251AM and somehow manage never to exhaust the campus Costcutter’a selection of biscuits for their blindfolded challenge, Taking The Biscuit.
Watch: Yes that’s a love bite. No we don’t know who from.
12. Hula Hoops vs. Hula Hoop
Phillip Stoneman gives RaW 1251AM listeners the chance to Live Up their weekend every Saturday. None more so than Joe and Catherine who were subjected to the game (which only aired once!) Hula Hoops vs. Hula Hoop.
Watch: Who doesn’t own a hula hoop at University?
13. Simon Mayo Describes His Time On Warwick University Student Radio
Hear BBC Radio 2 Presenter and Warwick Alumnus Simon Mayo talk about starting his radio career on Warwick’s University’s student radio stations RaW 1251AM.
Watch: Hall and Oates hasn’t been played since…
Watch: Including advice for future presenters and film critics.
14. What Is Your Favourite British Song?
During Warwick University’s Orientation Weekend In 2014, RaW 1251AM met the latest International Students on campus and asked what their favourite British song was.
Watch: Surprisingly no one said Oasis…
15. Inside The Office Of RaW 1251AM, Warwick University’s Student Radio Station
See behind the scenes of RaW 1251AM and inside the office with these compilations.
Watch: Student Radio Conference and the best use of the campus trolley.
Watch: Including a dance battle you will cry at.
16. Can You Do A YouTube Make Up Tutorial?
In their weekly Tux Tuesdays challenge on RaW 1251AM Matt Greenham dates James Van Hinsbergh to present a YouTube Make Up Tutorial.
Watch: Where does eyeshadow go again?
17. Taking The Biscuit Live On The Warwick University Piazza
Tux Tuesdays was a 2 hour primetime show on RaW 1251AM and it played host to the well known feature Taking The Biscuit. The team blindfolded a willing contestant and got them to feel up a biscuit and try and guess what it was. A good old radio biscuit feature!
RaW 1251AM - Warwick University's Student Radio Station