Scratch Radio

Student and Community Radio at the City’s Heart is Birmingham’s favourite student radio station, broadcasting 24/7. We’re based at the brand new, multi-million pound, Parkside Campus of Birmingham City University and are one of the only student and community radio station’s in the UK.

We believe in great radio, run by students and the community, for students and the community.  We play fantastic music, have interesting discussions and inform you about what is going on.  We play 24hrs a day, 365 days a year, want to join us?

We welcome anyone to get involved with the station, whether you’re a current BCU student or a member of the local community. Some of our members are studying Media courses, some are working in the industry…and some have never set foot in a studio! Whatever your level of experience; as long as you’re 18+, there’s a role for you!

We use industry standard equipment and software and work in conjunction with Birmingham School of Media; one of the most highly rated media faculties in the UK. If you’d be interested in visiting our studios with a view to joining then we can happily arrange that; just drop an email to

  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
  • Calling all photographers!!
#SnappedBCUSU - Starts TODAY!
Want to WIN a polaroid camera? • Snap a picture of the city or one of our 8 university campuses • Upload it to your Instagram profile
• Tag @SnappedBCUSU
• Use #SnappedBCUSU in the post • @snappedbcusu  WILL REPOST every picture we are tagged in that uses the hashtag
• The picture that receives the most likes WINS a Polaroid Camera!
*Please note…
Any inappropriate images will not be reposted.
Tonight is our welcome talk, it is taking place in the Curzon ground floor lecture theatre (C087)
Come along to say hello and hear us chat about what we do! You can buy your membership there tonight too! 
  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
  • Today's the day! Welcome fair! Interested in photography? Get down to our stand in the marquee, just inside the door on the right. Ask any questions, meet Becky (President) and Gemma (Vice President), grab some sweets and sign up for more info! :)
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!