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Radio Broadcast Facilities

The university is equipped with Sip.Audio / ipDTL and radio studio for broadcast quality audio interviews. The Sip codec replaces our former ISDN facility with broadcast audio over IP. This is located in the Horton D building (opposite our main reception), and is managed for the university by the School of Media Design & Technology technical support team. It is equipped for up to three interviewees, and will usually be supported by a technician during broadcast, unless you are working with an experienced / regular expert who is familiar with the codec operation.

For further information, contact our press office.

University staff can find out more from our Specialist Production Resources SharePoint Site.

Sip Technical Details

  • Sip.Audio: BradfordUniRadio01@sip.audio
  • BBC BASS: bradforduniversity1@bass.bbc.co.uk
  • Location: Horton D01.18

Please note, this service replaces our ISDN line, which is no longer in operation.

Sip.Audio support is provided free of charge to broadcasters requiring use of the facility for university interviewees. Use of the facility for external clients / interviewees is chargable. Please contact the press team for further information.

Recording sessions for BBC broadcasts (e.g. Radio Leeds, Radio 4, Word Service, 5Live, etc) will normally be supported directly by the BBC Radio Leeds Bradford team, who are based at the studio. 

Sip.Audio including can be provided in other locations on campus if enough notice is provided to set up the comms links. For more information on using Sip.Audio, especially for those still on ISDN, please visit the Sip.Audio website.

Skype facilities are provided for near-broadcast quality audio and video links. Our News studio is equipped with a 4-channel Quicklink Skype TX broadcast unit. This enables us to broadcast from any location on campus. Sip.audio codecs can be supplied to academics who need to broadcast from home using their domestic broadband internet access. Unitiy Intercom allows remote talkback for up to twelve users either linked to our news studio or operating independently. 

Please discuss options with us first if you'd like to use one of these solutions.

RamAir is the University of Bradford's student radio station, broadcasting from Student Central for over 38 years. In fact they're the oldest continuously-running student radio station in the UK!

Equipped with two studios for broadcast and production, they are an ideal option for podcasts and more sophisticated broadcasts than basic down-the-line interviews.