Author - Tom

Sam Proffitt update

Key is going brilliantly! Just got back in; it was the Brit nominations tonight, so I stayed to update the Twitter and edit some of the clips coming in.
I have been sent out on several solo interviews, which have been on the radio (three of them) and done some vox pops. I filmed a video for them while I was out today too.
Had a few practice recording session and written some copy for them as well, so everything […]

Category: Our StudentsPost Date: 11th January 2013

Joseph Mainland nbs grad update

When I completed the NBS course I went straight into work experience at Heart Fm in Wrexham, from there I became a regular freelancer over the next year. I then had various stints at BBC radio Merseyside and Real Radio Wales. Where I covered a lot of the stations sport.
I then got my first permanaent role as a sports journalist in London at the Perform Group back in January 2011. I started as a production assistant on the […]

Category: Our StudentsPost Date: 11th January 2013

News from NBS grad Adam Rainey

After I left the course, I did some work experience at a few places including Kerrang! (which the NBS sorted out for me), then I got involved as a volunteer at a community radio station in Northampton called Inspiration FM.  They started broadcasting in August 2010, I went there and set up a newsdesk by myself, thanks to the skills I’d learnt on the course.  I read bulletins, did interviews (including people like Ricky Hatton, Rory Bremner, Brian Blessed […]

Category: Our StudentsPost Date: 11th January 2013

How to Boost Night Time Radio Audiences

Most UK radio stations are now automated overnight. It’s easy to do, it’s consistent and it’s hassle free. It also means that your station is in format at all times. But it offers no real benefit to the listener.
Automation makes for really boring radio. It’s repetitive, dull, and uninspiring. When did somebody say there is no audience overnight so let’s not bother?
Local radio has given up completely on at least six hours of output every day. Most […]

Category: BlogPost Date: 9th May 2011

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