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University radio station shares tricks of the trade with budding broadcasters

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Wed 8th August, 2018

The University of Bedfordshire’s award-winning community radio station RadioLaB 97.1FM has launched a new podcast to help anyone interested in creating exciting radio content.

The Fantastic Noise podcast, created by Radio LaB Coordinator Terry Lee, offers a platform for those already working in the broadcasting industry to discuss their careers and give guidance to anyone looking to follow in their footsteps.

Guests so far have included award-winning podcast creator Eva Krysiak, producer of BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show Tim Johns and Emma Jones from Absolute Radio’s Breakfast Show.

Eva, whose podcast Everything Else received a British Podcast Award, said: “I wanted to make students aware that it’s the younger generation that now have the edge over traditional and older journalists. Be bold, identify what stirs and moves you and find a way to communicate it in a new and exciting way. Your time is now!”

Tim said: “I fondly remember my time in student radio, so I was happy to help out with the Fantastic Noise podcast. Making radio is a skill worth learning and one effective way to teach it is through listening.”

Terry said: “At the University of Bedfordshire we have been making live radio for over 20 years. But thanks to the rise of downloadable podcasts, lots of people are now consuming their audio in pre-recorded form.

“Fantastic Noise is our attempt at combining the two, a podcast about making radio and listening experience for those who want to find out more about creating good audio. The series will also feed into our brand new Radio & Audio BA Degree.”

Radio LaB, which is based at the Luton campus, often makes it onto the shortlist of national radio awards, including the I Love Student Radio Awards and Community Radio Awards.

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