WHAT tunes do you expect Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell likes to listen to in his spare time?
Well, if you tune in to Radio LaB 97.1FM on Sunday, 19 May at either 9am or 6pm you’ll soon find out.
For this week the student managers, who run the station – which reaches some 20-to-25,000 listeners every week and has a reach of around 5km – began their newest series, The Peoples’ Playlist with the former Labour MP.
During a half-hour long interview the students quizzed the Bill Rammell on his varied selection of songs and what they meant to him.
His answers ranged from his previous political role, the World Cup 1990 and right up to the London Olympic Games 2012.
The DJs, 28-year-old Matt Post and Amy Beck, also asked the VC about what he enjoys doing during his spare time, his visit to North Korea in his capacity as an Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister, and which radio station he likes to listen to.
Third-year Sports Journalism student Amy said: “Today was incredibly insightful. It was really interesting to hear more about the VC as a person and I hope it will make a good show.”
The 22-year-old started her radio career aged 11 presenting on Takeover Radio, in Leicester, and joined the University due to the opportunity to work on Radio LaB. She is hoping her next step after university will be to work on a sports radio show.
Dr Janey Gordon, Principal Lecturer in the Division of Journalism and Communications, runs Radio LaB.
She said the station, which is one of only three such University-run stations nationwide, is excellent for the students’ experience while at university.
She added: “It was wonderful to welcome the VC to Radio LaB and to introduce him to the hardworking students who keep the station going. We really value Mr Rammell’s support for the Radio LaB 97.1fm.”