Air3 Xtra is an on going project that aims to expand Air3’s broadcasting capabilities from outside the studio. Air3 Xtra started commentary on university sports with all day commentary on the Tennis Team’s final day of the season. This was a massive success that had the Tennis Team and Air3 Radio working seamlessly together to create fantastic radio. Xtra will certainly be expanding to other university sports next semester.
Air3 Xtra was also used to increase student engagement with the general election. StirQT, was an event that saw all of the potential Stirling MPs take questions from students. The event was broadcast live over Air3 Xtra for those who were unable to attend the event and was a massive success.
Next semester Air3 Xtra will be fully operational with podcasting being ready to go in September. With a focus on training, Xtra will not only be used as a tool to increase employability for members, but also to allow members to try out many different aspects of radio. Air3 Xtra is still in it’s early stages but already it is making an impact within the society and soon within the wider student body.