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Whether you like the sound of your own voice or want to get involved behind the scenes, Purple has you covered!

Many people host their own show and join one of our many teams - it's great for the CV and really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something very unique.

Membership is just £25 per year and £60 for four years if you're in for the long haul and can be purchased HERE.

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Want to make your own podcast?

Why not host a show with your mates talking about topics such as Durham's night-life, how to hold a spade or perhaps discussing all the goings on in politics.

And if it's good enough, then you can apply to win a National Student Radio Award!

Arguably the most enthusiastic team of the lot, the Promotions team organise events and sponsorship deals with local businesses. Advertising and marketing is a high priority as we work with established connections (and form new ones).


The Promotions team make sure everyone knows and loves Purple Radio and is great for the CV.

The Production team is a group of people who individually produce various shows across the Purple Radio schedule. They meet together for training and to share ideas, before they work behind the scenes on a show. The producer's role is to contribute ideas for features, give shows structure, and bring the best out of the on-air presenters.

If you're creative than this is the perfect role for you!

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The News Team is our largest team at Purple Radio and the best student News Team in the country! Whether you enjoy politics, news, entertainment - then we have a place for you in this team!

Newsfeed is their flagship programme, but you can contribute to it in many ways such as by conducting interviews on the streets of Durham or by getting involved in their podcasts.

The second-best student radio Sports Team in the country at the 2019 Student Radio Awards for their Sunday evening show, Sportsfeed.


Members appear on Sportsfeed and also commentate at some of the largest sporting events in Durham and need a large team of producers to help broadcast live!

The Sport Team also do a whole range of podcasts, on cricket, football and rugby but to name a few.

The Music Team is responsible for both the station's playlist and the blog. They review and interview bands, as well as source music from record labels and bands to feature on the station.

The Music Team also runs a variety of shows, including the Purple Music Show featuring interviews and gig reviews, and Live Sessions from both student and signed artists.

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The Human Resources Team are responsible for training all members of the station to ensure that the output of the station is as high as possible.

They work closely with the Production Team to maintain broadcasting standards. 

It really suits those people who pay attention to detail!

The Visualisation Team brings a visual element to Purple output. It is on hand to film events and features, and produce visual content across the station.

They light, record, edit and publish multi-angle footage for YouTube (Live Sessions, OB's, special show features etc); create show and podcast images for use across the website; design posters and flyers for marketing purposes; develop branding for subsidiary content such as Live Sessions, Newsfeed, Sportsfeed; and much more!

A station that broadcasts live 24/7 doesn't run itself. The Tech team (Sound Services and Web) is responsible for making sure everything is running smoothly.

Get involved no matter what experience you have, as the technical tasks range from keeping the website fresh and exciting to improving the sound quality of the station's output.

The tech team also do live sound engineering for Live Sessions, as well as numerous outside broadcasts and band performances throughout the year.

©2020 Adrian Waddelove on behalf of Purple Radio