The media and film department recently welcomed Jack Johnson, presenter of the evening show on Eagle Radio, to the College to run a practical workshop with our CTEC digital media students. The students are in their final year of study at the College, with many wishing to pursue a career in the media industry. Working with Eagle Radio is one of many employer engagement opportunities the students have across their two years of study on the course.
Jack, who has a wealth of experience with presenting and producing radio programmes, ran a whole day session, teaching the students how to successfully create a radio programme of their own. The aim of the workshop was to assist the students in their current coursework unit where they have to plan and produce their own radio programme and record it live. Students learned about the process of making their own programme, from organising a playlist of songs to creating adverts; to scheduling music lists and recording a news report.
After the workshop, the students spoke about how valuable the experience was. One commented that they had learned about “the fundamentals of producing a radio show.” Another said how they “learned the importance of the correct way to speak whilst on air and the things to say, whilst saying them in a specific order to keep audience interest.”
James Bale, Subject Tutor for media studies commented, “This workshop was a fantastic opportunity for students to get a ‘real life’ look into the world of radio. Jack covered a wide variety of topics which will benefit our students for their upcoming coursework. Everything they’ve learned can be used in helping them produce brilliant radio shows of their own.”