Second Year University Radio Projects
As part of my radio unit I was asked to produce a 7 minute Radio Documentary on a topic of my choice, as long as it fitted in with the theme, ‘Features for Change’. I decided to focus my documentary on the Paralympic Sport Boccia.
The Paralympic games are a great showcase for disability sport. While they help to raise awareness, it is the challenge of setting up local community clubs to get more disabled people into sport which is an issue. I explored the Paralympic sport Boccia and one woman’s story on how she defied the odds to set up her own club. You can listen to my radio package by clicking the link below:
For my radio news package this year I was required to produce an on the day story, which required me to go into university in the morning (28,10, 2016) read my brief and then to go out and produce a 1 minute 30 second radio package which had to be finished and submitted for assessment by 5:30 that evening.
I decided to travel to RSPB Arne nature reserve that morning, as my news story was going to be based on the fact that BBC Autumnwatch had been broadcasting live from the reserve that week. I wished to discuss how the week had gone for the team and to hear about their plans for when the BBC return to Dorset for Winterwatch. I arranged interviews with BBC Autumnwatch Engineering Manager Gareth Wildman and RSPB Arne’s Project Manager for Autumnwatch Sarah Webb. I had a nice day out looking round the reserve and chatting to the volunteers and subsequently put the package together in the afternoon. You can listen to my radio package by clicking the link below:
USA Votes 2016
On Tuesday the 8th of November 2016 myself and fellow Bournemouth University students covered the US Elections live on TV and Radio for 12 consecutive hours. I was part of the radio team as a deputy presenter/breaking news reporter. I’ve put together a montage of some of my time on air which you can listen to here:
First Year University Radio Projects
As part of my work at Bournemouth University, for the radio unit I was required to produce a radio news package of a maximum of 1 minute and 50 seconds. The story could be on anything news worthy, as long as it had a local angle. I chose to interview the Paralympian Will Bayley back in March, when it had just been announced that he would be in the GB Paralympics squad for Rio 2016. You can listen to my interview with the silver medallist at London 2012 by clicking the link below:
Another part of the radio unit required us to produce a 30 minute radio magazine show on any chosen topic and the show had to include a minimum of five guests, who either came in to chat to the presenters in the studio or over the phone. We only had one shot at doing the programme as it was live and was broadcast on the universities award winning radio station – BIRST Radio. Our group chose to focus on the subject of mental health and called our show ‘Open Your Mind’ – A Mental Health Discussion, which you can listen to by clicking the link below.