Pulse Radio is the official radio station of the London School of Economics and Political Science Students’ Union. We are totally student run and are committed to bringing great radio broadcasting to LSE students and beyond. We hope you tune in and enjoy!
Our programming consists of over 50 Presenters and DJs, playing a mix of mainstream and specialist music, and hosting a wide range of shows that represent all parts of the student body. Check out our schedule for more information about whats on this week. We have also recently created a series of playlists (check out the music section of the website) for all occasions and all kinds of music tastes – Let us know if you like them and if you think something is missing.
Our studios are located within the Saw Swee Hock Building at the School’s Houghton Street campus in Central London and it broadcasts online through our website, as well as across campus in the Students’ Union.
Pulse began broadcasting on 1st February 1999 and has been an exciting media outlet at LSE since.
In September 2005 Pulse was awarded the ‘Student Website of the Year’ at the Guardian Student Media Awards 2005.
Starting in 2006, Pulse headed the LSE SU RAG Week with a 118 hour-long live broadcastathon, and along with LooSE TV organised the live broadcasting of the LSE SU election results.
In 2008, Pulse became the first British student radio station to offer a ‘listen again’ service available through the station’s website. Programmes from the past five days are stored online through the ‘Pulse Player’ at Houghton Street Factual.
In the 2012/13 broadcast year, The Interview Hour on Pulse has broadcast interviews with: Alan Johnson (Former Home Secretary) Iain Dale (Political Commentator and LBC 97.3 Host) Frank Dikötter (Author of Mao’s Great Famine) Frank Turner (Folk/punk musician) Craig Calhoun (Director of LSE).
This year we have a whole host of exciting new events and shows planned for you – we hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you again soon!