Zane Lowe opens refurbished KUBE Radio studio

Zane Lowe opens KUBE Radio studio

Zane Lowe pictured with KUBE Radio committee members

Posted on 29 November 2010

Radio 1 DJ superstar Zane Lowe has officially opened KUBE Radio’s refurbished studio during a visit to Keele University.

Keele’s award-winning student radio station has undergone an overhaul of its technical equipment and a massive refurbishment of the studio facilities.

A new desk has been specially built and designed for the studio by Oxford Sound & Media. New microphone stands have been installed, alongside new chairs and headphones in the studio.

Most of the £4,500 refurbishment was funded by alumni donations to the Keele University Key Fund, with the rest of the costs being made up by income generated by the general society membership.

Zane Lowe, who is a strong supporter of student radio, came to Keele University Students' Union as part of his DJ Hero Tour 2.

He cut the ribbon on the studio marking the official re-opening of the updated facilities and shared some inspirational words with the assembled KUBE committee and members before signing posters for the ‘KUBE Wall of Fame’.

The current KUBE committee have worked tirelessly over the last year to fund the renovations to the studio for future generations.

The original studio was opened by Maxi Jazz of Faithless, and then later re-opened by Kerrang! Radio's James Walshe when KUBE moved into its new studio.

KUBE Radio press officer Holly Beaumont-Wilkes said: “Zane even called the studio 'awesome', which made everything the committee has been working on feel worth all the wait and hard work. These renovations will mean that KUBE members will be able to have a higher quality output for this coming year, and hopefully many years after that.”

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