The UR4 School Radio Package

If you are looking for a School Radio studio that combines high impact with visuals with an extremely flexible layout, perfectly suited for speech based content, the UR4 is ideal for you.

The UR4 features substantial, traditionally finished studio furniture arranged in a practical 'L' shape which allows for presenters and guests to be arranged comfortable around the studio.

At the heart of the UR4 is our very own SRMv2 broadcast mixer which is the only radio mixer designed specifically for School Radio. The new v2 SRM now sports a cool black 'brushed metal' finish and a dedicated VoIP (Skype) channel as well as all advanced Myriad integration, built in traditional telephone interface, headphone limiting and more.

The UR4 also includes a full Myriad Studio Suite and touchscreen interface. This latest version of the industry standard broadcast software features a wide range of exciting new features that will make producing and delivering School Radio a breeze. The included playout PC is rack mounted to ensure it is well protected.

There is also a SmartSign 2 included which displays the time and status of all four of the included microphones. You also get four sets of headphones and a pair of speakers.

Finally, the UR4 includes a years worth of streaming & web player plus 12 months technical support.

What's Included

  • 1 x 2u Rack Playout PC (i5, 16GB Ram, 1TB SSD, Windows 11, PCIe 4 Channel Sound, 24 Inch Touchscreen, 24 Inch Widescreen, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse)
  • 1 x UR4 Studio Furniture
  • 1 x SRMv2 Broadcast Mixer
  • 1 x Dual Monitor Arm
  • 1 x K500 Myriad 5/6 Playout Control Keyboard
  • 4 x Rode Podmic
  • 4 x Premium Rode Mic Arms
  • 4 x Budget Studio Headphones
  • 1 x Medium Studio Speakers
  • 1 x BR Speaker Stand (SR Studios)
  • 1 x Smart Sign 2 - For Windows (Software Only)
  • 1 x Myriad 6 Playout - Studio Edition
  • 1 x Large Studio Build & Testing
  • 1 x Studio Package Custom Cabling & Connectors
  • 1 x 12 x Month UK Office Hours Broadcast Radio Software Support Contract
  • 1 x Annual Broadcast.Radio Standard Streaming (1000 streams @128kbps + Web Player)

Myriad Playout Included - Why Compromise

Myriad Playout is the UK's No.1 radio playout and automation system and can be found in more radio stations than any other system. Myriad is also used across the spectrum of radio broadcasters with our customer base including commercial, community, hospital, internet, student and school radio. So the system included in your studio package is the same technology we supply to the rest of the radio industry.

Your studio package also includes Myriad Playout Studio which can be used for creating shows or live & automated broadcasts, 24/7. You also get a full suite of supporting applications including Myriad Schedule (for music, link and advert scheduling), AutoPlayer, AutoImporter, OCP, RES, Remote Voice Tracking and more.

Package Dimensions

The UR4 includes substantial radio studio furniture in traditional varnished ash finish. The dimensions of the supplied desk are 235cm x 160cm (in an 'L' shape) and approximately 76cm high.

Includes 1st Years Streaming & Web Player

All School Radio packages includes a years free streaming and a customisable Web Player that you can easily embed on your existing school website, or you can use the one page 'micro site' included with your package.

You can also publish content directly to MixCloud which will also be listed in your embedded web player.

Upgrade Options

You can upgrade your School Radio package to enhance the ways that listeners can access your content.

Options include:

  • Full Website - Build a dedicated website for your School Radio station.
  • Mobile Apps - Have dedicated apps on Android & iOS for your School Radio.
  • Alexa Skills - Make your School Radio accessible by Alexa enabled devices.

For more details on your streaming and publishing options, talk to a member of our team.

Includes Printed Guide Book & Free Resources

Making School Radio programs can be very educational and fun, but if you are new to radio in general, where do you start?

In order to help our School Radio customers get started on their first content and support them with ideas for future School Radio shows, we have written a handy guide book that will walk you through the technical and creative aspects of planning, writing and recording your first School Radio show.

The book also includes some sample of resources to give you ideas for future content.

Every School Radio Studio Package includes a free printed copy of this book.

In addition, we also include free access to over 40 downloadable resources covering a range of topics and all linked to the National Curriculum.

Examples include:

  • School Radio Lesson Ideas
  • Roles In Radio
  • Bounty Island Books - Book Review Show
  • Conducting Radio Interviews
  • HistoryLive - Creative History Show Concept
  • Planning Shows
  • School Trip
  • Station Branding
  • Plus many more....
Printed book free with every studio

Free Example Resource - Mystery On Spooky Hill

This short radio play example package includes an introduction to writing drama for radio as well as production note and tips. It also includes a short scene from a radio play complete with script, sound FX and production notes.

The full resource pack includes:

  • Introduction & Key Skills
  • Relevance To New National Curriculum
  • Tips On Writing Your Own Radio Play
  • Cast List & Production Notes
  • Script - Scene 1 - Mystery On Spooky Hill
  • Sound Effect & Narration Audio Files
  • Technical Tips

Mystery On Spooky Hill was written specifically for School Radio and is not a complete play. Why not ask your students to write additional scenes to complete the story.