From the heart of the Percy Gee: LUSH Radio

Broadcasting from the heart of the Percy Gee, LUSH Radio is the University of Leicester Students’ Union Radio Station. With almost 100 shows, there’s so much variation that you’re certain to find something that you want to hear!

Since 1997, LUSH Radio has been run and presented by students, providing Leicester with an alternative to both the local and national radio stations that just aren’t doing it for you.

LUSH is here to cater to you: Your songs, your sounds, your station.


About LUSH

Officially founded in 1996, LUSH Radio (formerly LUSH FM) is the radio station of the University of Leicester Students’ Union. It is run and presented exclusively by students and broadcasts a mixture of music, chat and the occasional spot of news, providing both Leicester students and residents with something to sweeten their day.

It is widely thought that the letter ‘H’ in the acronym ‘LUSH’ stands for ‘Hits’, making the official title “Leicester University Student Hits Radio”, although this title has been disputed, and alternative expressions have been assumed!

Presenter numbers vary, but are often in the region of between 80-150, presenting music styles from indie rock, R&B, house, dance, pop and metal, all the way through to bhangra and other internationally flavoured music.

In 2009, LUSH Radio introduced its first ever Chart Show, playing the Student Union’s Top 10 tracks as voted for by students of the University.

The station broadcasts throughout most of the academic year via a dedicated webcast from their studio which is currently located on the top floor of the Percy Gee Building.


The Executive Committee

To find out more about the people behind LUSH, click here.