Radio Friesland returned to the airwaves on 24th September, with a live show during tutor time. Students were able to tune in to all or part of the hour long programme. It was presented by two Year 11 students, Joe Allen and Callum Mace, and produced by another Year 11 student, Sam Twigg. The show included music, quizzes, news and interviews with new Year 7 students. A special guest, Mr Monk, came along to talk about the school and many of the exciting activities on offer to our students, including the radio.
Joe and Sam will continue to develop their ‘Brunch Hour’, with a live show, two times a month. As Directors of Radio Friesland, Joe and Sam will also develop a schedule of pre-recorded shows, encouraging as many students as possible to get involved, making short segments or full programmes around particular themes.
Joe Allen recently completed a successful work placement at Gem 106, in Nottingham. He thinks the radio is an amazing facility for the school to develop radio presenters and producers of the future: “This is state of the art equipment and it allows all students to experience the real tensions and excitement of radio broadcasting and it means we can train students and give them a genuine experience that will give them a head start in pursuing a career in broadcasting.”
Anyone interested in training for radio or with exciting ideas for future shows should get in touch with Radio Friesland via [email protected] or visit us in our radio room, S12, in the sixth form.
Please keep your eyes peeled for our schedules and show your support by tuning in.
experience that will give them a head start in pursuing a career in broadcasting.”