This week’s show was on the Illuminati and whether or not is it is real. Millie and I discussed the history of the secret society and modern claims of its existence including, Celebrity clones, Lizard people, and aliens.
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Arguably is the latest show on Radio Sonar created by me and co-hosted by Millie Jenkinson. A debate show on a range of topics. This week’s topic is ‘Social media and its effects’ chosen by us as it was our very first show since I began studying at Solent University.
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.
On the 2nd May 2019 I hosted a programme for Itchen radio. This is a show I had planned beforehand with one of my classmates and I believe it was successful in what I wanted to achieve. I set out to create a show that talked about university and the many uncertainties and worries student at Itchen college have for there future as university students.
I began the programme by introducing what we’d be talking about in the broadcast and introducing who I was with, then going onto introduce a song. After this I talked about facts and information relevant to the subject and also asked my co-host how he felt about certain aspects of what I had said. The programme was partly scripted but mostly freely spoken as I wished for the programme to be informal so to relate to the audience and also factual to actually gain something from listening to the programme.
This programme also contained some personal experience as I chose to talk about my experience through UCAS and choosing to commute to university. This I felt was relevant to the first year students who would be applying to university soon.
We also talked about accommodation with both positives and negatives. finally talking about rejection/conditional/unconditional offers which my co-host felt was important to talk about as to make future applicants aware to not be down hearted if they are rejected or do not get the offer they wanted from the university of choice.
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.