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I had two at uni despite potentially recording the worst demo tape in the history of student radio*
*slightly hyperbolic but it was dreadful.
But I don't think anyone heard it so not sure it counts. ("If a tree falls down in the woods and there's no-one around to hear it etc etc")
so cheers for that
(and my mum always listened, SO THERE)
It was really good you chumps.
I have another ten or so I never bothered to upload to my archive. Really should get around to doing that.
It's my job on this forum to undermine you at every turn.
I don't even know who's paying me to do it!
Repeatedly got in trouble for not playing enough of the playlisted music.
sheeldz' radio show is good, monday graveyard
It got pretty Partridge.
Bloody love it, can play whatever music I want, have got to interview some of my favourite artists, put on some gigs, it's great, highlight of my week.
Community station in Brentwood. There are some of my shows / playlists here :
I've got a couple of concepts for new shows that I think i'm gonna pitch around. do you have any tips?
and just go for it. You've got nothing to lose.
I got more than lucky as I worked with someone from the station in my day job and I think he recommended me on the hope I'd shut up talking about music all day at work.
so work on that primarily. Most places will give you training on technical stuff, how to present, how to interview etc.
Also download Audacity - it's a free piece of editing software, and have a play around with it. Doing a solo radio show is an odd experience, as you're ultimately talking to nobody but you're also potentially talking at a lot of people. It's a difference way of communicating so it's worth doing some practice, as you'll need to listen back to your diction and speed and stuff.
Helped me out a lot.
I was interviewed as one of the leading members of the Young Archaeologists club in my hometown. Was great, no-one I knew heard it apart from my parents.
I regret having been a bit too shy to go for it at the uni radio station... I applied for a community station, but it was Birmingham-based and they said I lived just outside the range of towns where they employ volunteers from or whatever.
I definitely hope I do it at some point in my life.
partly cause I remember before uni, getting excited about the idea of doing these Chris Morris-esque radio shows on the student station (cause I'd listened to loads of 90s Radio 1 feat. him, Lee & Herring, Armando Iannucci, etc.)... then I got there and was like "no maybe not, as I am terrified".
I slightly regret this
Format: an eclectic hour of tracks regularly interrupted by rambling commentary, then an hour of getting in the mix with mainly breakbeat and electroclash (+ some hip-hop & d&b).
First year: two shows, with my mate, played what we wanted.
Second year: two shows, one DAYTIME LUNCH SLOT (prime time, had specific playlists to play from, sucked a bit) but also an evening show with bleeps and post-rock and stuff.
Third year: "Sonic Got A Chaos Emerald", *just* stuff from the 90s. Was so popular we won an award for it.
Presenting my own radio show FOR REALZ would probs be my dream job tbh.
You should do it now, as a podcast. Hour a week, play some tunes, drink some beers. I'm happy to volunteer as comedy sidekick.
wasn't my own show.
This does not answer the initial OP
stopped it this year as sourcing new music was a headache - I mostly use Spotify and can't afford to buy any, the station never got sent anything good, and most of the avenues I knew to dodgy download stuff disappeared/got hellblocked years ago. I met a load of cool people through the station but it was also full of awful people who ultimately just wanted to be shouty Radio 1 presenters, which is great for them but not really what I wanted. But I had a load of fun and the big benefit of doing it in Edinburgh is you can do loads of Fringe coverage, which was great.
I ultimately want to do another show, more of a community radio thing focusing on local urban/planning/built environment issues, but I'm leaving it until I work out what the hell I'm doing after this stupid degree.
Had a show with a friend on TotalRock/Bloodstockradio on Wednesday nights. Was proper good fun, we had a few tins played some metal and laughed for 3 hours.
i've always wanted to do a show that's just me playing a load of mosh fury for hours :D
what was it called? how come you stopped?
and stick it on PodOmatic or something?
interested people put yourselves forward.
just sent you two a pm btw
to get in on this?
Or do I need to start my own podcast where I go over the newspapers and engage in wry banter with just myself
Moot ideas for now. It could include thread topics, music and crazed ramblings. PodOmatic allow music (copyrighted) I think so it could be a really neat show. If you want in this this and PM ideas. Puds, get to work on the jingle :)
could do the Simon Bates bit ;)
now I'll just have to think of some actual ideas (beyond the cloud of unfocused ones I have)
as long as anyone that wants to has the ability to record digitally (not as highbrow as that sounds). Email or Dropbox and someone can edit the ramblings / music. Could be a winner. Anyone interested give it some thought and we could aim for a month from now = finished podcast.
would anybody like to do it with me? you'll have to partially carry my monosyllabic non-chat. the show is mainly italo, disco, dance, funk, synthpop stuff.
we had one on Fresh Air for a while that was a Morning Papers type thing. i went on that a few times, it was good fun.
Absolutely loved it, but we were a complete shambles. Once did a 'screamo vs. dubstep' show (this is way back in 2009), alternating from one to the other, so ended up playing Saeita, then Kode9, then City Of Caterpillar, then Skream... that was a good day.
Hivemind FM for Sonic Router. I just mixed for a few hours and made the odd joke about Burial stealing people's dogs and all that. They're all archive here I think.
The station died though.
But there were days when I was convinced I was speaking to myself. I hate listening to radio presenters, so was often moaned at that I didn't talk enough. I often averaged 6-8 minutes of talk per hour.
I'm actually working on a 'radio' project just now for Glasgow City of Music. Doing some programming which I prefer to being behind the mic.
And still exists on mixcloud but was dead embarrassing and full of BANTER and being a nineteen year old.
I did one show that was more brooding and dark called Fuzzy Warbles after what they call music in A Clockwork Orange but really I was just helping out because I wanted to get into the presenter's pants.
Long story short radio brings all the promiscuity you could ever need.. if you don't need any.