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Xpress Radio's 24 Hour Specialist Takeover

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Xpress Radio

24 Hours. 24 Shows. All in aid of Cardiff Foodbank and Xpress Radio's Studio Upgrade. Listen Live:

Raising money for multiple charities

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Xpress Radio is an award winning student radio station, founded in 1996. We are part of Cardiff Student Media, alongside gair rhydd, Quench magazine and Cardiff Union TV. We are student led, with all members being students at Cardiff University. 

Our shows include entertainment, speech, sport, specialist and cymraeg. We are proud to broadcast in both English and Welsh, including Welsh language music. 

Xpress offers opportunities which are unique and valuable to those who partake in them. For many students their time in Xpress gives them the first steps into the world of broadcast (and journalism) and a chance to grow their skills in radio and communication. 

For others, Xpress is a chance to exercise creativity and innovation, try something new, relax and have an hour out of their normal schedule, and grow their self confidence. 

We were recently lucky enough to receive a studio upgrade to ensure our team of presenters and producers could create quality content, as our previous studio was no longer fit for purpose. After some amazing fundraising we only have a little to go!

Event details

The Takeover

Whether you love the 80’s, want to try some psychedelic rock or kick back with some afrobeat, we have 24 specialist presenters broadcasting through the night to raise money for some amazing causes.

You’ve probably heard of the amazing work Foodbanks do, and we are proud to be supporting Cardiff Foodbank for this years takeover. A food related crisis can happen to anyone - maybe your student loan is delayed, or you’ve lost your job and main source of income. When a food crisis hits, Cardiff Foodbank can help anyone, students included, to ensure they can take the worry of food off of their mind and instead focus on more important issues. Christmas is a particularly busy time for the Foodbank, and so far between April and September nearly 6000 emergency food supplies have been provided to those in the local area.

Our goal is to raise at least £2000, split evenly between Xpress and Cardiff Foodbank, however if we raise over £2000, Xpress will donate all funds over £1000 to the Foodbank.

Start: Nov 30th - 17:00
End: Dec 1st - 18:00

Event date

30-November-2018 17:00  - 
01-December-2018 18:00

Event type

24 hour Broadcast

Event is completed


This radio station gave me 3 wonderful years and inspired my career in radio. The talent and creativity that I've seen and heard since I left never ceases to amaze and inspire me. You've achieved so much getting this new desk, well done everyone
Donation by Harry Bligh
on 01-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done, I hope you reach and smash your target!!
Donation by Mary Martin
on 01-12-2018
I love this lil station so much and I am soooo grateful for everyone who has been involved with the Takeover and/or donated, I love you all xo
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-12-2018
£3.13 gift aid
Enjoy the last show of the take over
Donation by Armando Manetta
on 01-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Massive effort by everyone. I love you all. Makes me proud to be an Xpresser!
Donation by Michael Ash
on 01-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Thanks for having me back!
Donation by Vicki Blight
on 01-12-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Let’s be ‘avin you!
Donation by Jacob South Klein
on 01-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Liam Hadley
on 01-12-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Alex Hales
on 01-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Cameron J
on 01-12-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,311.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,311.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,421.87

Donations closed

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