This week’s show was on video game genres and which is the best. A few technical problems at the end of the show caused issues and a weaker ending however I felt I handled it well and the overall show was successful.
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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 I was asked to be a part of a business programme for Itchen radio. I was asked in the morning and the show was that afternoon. The show was hosted by another classmate who secured an interview with the CEO of Greggs.
This programme was unplanned but I feel it was successful as there were many unscripted discussion parts that allowed me to speak freely and give me confidence when speaking in my own segment.
My segment was on little business vs big business and the new government aims for improving local economies as well as levelling the playing field for little businesses against bigger cooperation and TNCs. The information I gathered for this segment was sourced from a Guardian article and a similar BBC article. I would have liked to go more in-depth with research but due to the time constraints I was unable to do so.
What I will take from this experience is that writing a script under time pressure causes many mispronunciations of names and information as I wasn’t able to truly practice before hand, though I attempted to pronounce them with confidence as to conceal the mispronunciation.