Fifty years ago a bunch of University of New England, AU students, with the help of UNE Science Physics professor, Professor Neville Fletcher, officially opened Radio UNE, Australia’s oldest University Broadcaster. Today we’re still broadcasting from Armidale to students and staff located all over the world.
With students, staff and alumni currently unable to travel to the Armidale Campus, we’ve taken our celebration of fifty years of student-powered radio digital. Working with UNE Archives, we’re putting together a digital time capsule of not just the history of the radio station but of the broader world of student life at UNE.
Concentrating on a year a week for the next 50 weeks TuneFM is asking alumni to send in photos, written or recorded memories and what songs you loved to listen to while you were at UNE. All submissions will also be stored in UNE Archives to ensure the memories of student life at UNE lives on.
Get involved and send photographs, written or recorded memories and favourite songs from your time at UNE to: archives @ tunefm.net
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.