The pilot, 10 four-hour programs, was based around topics of interest for youth including housing and welfare.
The first aim for broadcasting is to reach each campus between 10am and 2pm weekdays, then 9am to 5pm and eventually 24 hours a day.
It is also envisaged that students will eventually be able to access programs at home.
Based around university timetables, Andrew is hopeful the initiative will meet students’ needs, particularly those involved “behind the scenes”.
“The good thing about Internet radio is that once you start knowing the technology and you can record a show, you can then podcast it as a delayed broadcast while you’re doing your study or exams,” he said.
“In that way we can work around the schedule of the students so preparing the show doesn’t interfere with their university cycle.”
The outreach will be particularly helpful when ACU Banyo welcomes up to 7000 students for BrizStay, before World Youth Day in July.
“With so many students coming here, part of our role is to welcome them,” Andrew said.
“We have 3000 arriving on the Thursday (before WYD08) and students will be welcoming them in different languages.
“We’ll be doing a lot of work for the station then … plus the follow-up to World Youth Day will be quite crucial and the station can certainly help with that.”
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