This is the last programme created by the second year students and myself. I was asked to begin the programme and be a part of the end. The show asked each student what was their best programme and how they enjoyed their experience at Itchen college. We were also all given awards of ‘most likely to…’ each were personalised and created by the teacher to celebrate our time at Itchen and in Journalism.
In March 2019 Myself and two other classmates were asked to host the afternoon show in the morning it was to be broadcasted. this short deadline caused slight issues as there was no topics planned and no vox-pops or interviews prepared, because of this we quickly discussed plans which revolved around latest news and events. We also talked about topics of interest for ourselves which brought up music and movies. I decided to make the topic about reviews so that both my co-hosts would have an opportunity to talk about their individual interests whilst I hosted the shows.
The overall show was a success considering that it was such short notice but the main issues with the show were the pauses in between speaking and how it was filled with ‘umms’. This is something I wish to avoid as it sounds unprofessional and I need to get out of the habit of.
The show itself was based around small talks between hosts and the topics which each host had researched. I introduced songs and my co-hosts during their segments. Later on I referenced a tweet to Itchen Radios twitter from a student asking us to play a song as well as send wishes for his birthday. One thing I wish I had said was If other students wish for call outs or particular songs to be played then they should tweet us @Itchen radio.
To end off the show my co-host introduced the last songs as I had left the studio for a Mock Exam which took place as they finished the programme.
In March 2019 I was asked to be a part of a business programme for Itchen radio. I was asked in the morning and the show was that afternoon. The show was hosted by another classmate who secured an interview with the CEO of Greggs.
This programme was unplanned but I feel it was successful as there were many unscripted discussion parts that allowed me to speak freely and give me confidence when speaking in my own segment.
My segment was on little business vs big business and the new government aims for improving local economies as well as levelling the playing field for little businesses against bigger cooperation and TNCs. The information I gathered for this segment was sourced from a Guardian article and a similar BBC article. I would have liked to go more in-depth with research but due to the time constraints I was unable to do so.
What I will take from this experience is that writing a script under time pressure causes many mispronunciations of names and information as I wasn’t able to truly practice before hand, though I attempted to pronounce them with confidence as to conceal the mispronunciation.
On February 2019 I hosted a programme for Itchen radio focusing on the early 2000s and the popular music at the time. The show featured topics surrounding artists like Avril Lavigne and relevant programmes and culture surrounding my age group like Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers.
The show began with my introduction and the first song of the show. Following this I introduced one of my co-hosts discussing the previous song played, it’s relevance to the early 2000s and our memories associated with it. These questions were repeated for each song and with both of my co-hosts.
On the songs I chose I brought information about the artist themselves and the strange facts about them and their song.
Some trouble happened with the programme as a new student was operating the soundboard which meant some songs were played in the wrong areas and the theme tunes were mixed up. This was resolved by apologising and correcting the songs for the end of the programme.
I ended off the show with the final song and a small amount of information surrounding it, it’s relevance to the 2000s and our memories associated with it.
On December 2018 I hosted the last programme of the year celebrating Christmas. The Itchen radio team were all going to be on the show and the best way to organise this was by having a rotation of people through out the show. When new people entered we discussed a few Christmas based topics and their chosen Christmas song for the show.
The show begins with myself and co-host Aiden. We introduce the show and what we’ll be doing today. after this we speak with one of our team members, asking what is their favourite part about Christmas, what song they chose and why. This layout was repeated with each team member and song for the whole programme.
The layout was different than usual because of the amount of people who were on the show and the amount of songs played. During the chats we kept the energy up since the topic was so cheerful and reflecting the happiness represented in the songs.
One thing I wish I had done in this programme was to speak up a bit more as I felt my co-host was doing more of the talking and I wished to bring my own personality into the programme rather than only replying to comments made by him and our team.