Below you can find demos I've created for my time as a presenter on 'The Sound of Musicals', 'Thursday Hometime', and 'Music That Made Me'. If you would like to listen to full episodes you can check out the Leeds Student Radio mixcloud account, or my personal one which is linked below. I have also linked the Essentials and Eirewave websites where you can hear me presenting at 6-8am on Sundays, and 9pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
MY RADIO EXPERIENCE
Since graduating from university, I have been hungry to get involved in the radio industry; In 2022, I got my first professional job as a broadcast assistant at Bauer Media, on Simon Mayo's All Request Friday Show on Greatest Hits Radio. I eventually also took on shifts as an ad-hoc assistant producer. It was a great first experience in the industry, and I loved the buzz of working in a radio studio on a live show. In 2023 I moved into the audio-branding side of radio, and began work as a production assistant at Wisebuddah.
Since October 2022, I have been a solo presenter on the online radio station Radio Essentials on Sunday mornings. In October 2023, I took on another presenting role for the pop-rock station Eirewave, on Friday and Saturday evenings. I'm having a lot of fun and it's been great to keep up my presenting and exploring different styles for different stations. You can tune in live at https://www.eirewave.co.uk/ and https://radioessentials.co.uk.
Being part of Leeds Student Radio was one of the most rewarding parts of my entire university experience. In my second year I presented and produced on weekly Breakfast and Hometime shows, which is where I originally fell in love with radio. In my third and fourth year I've continued to be present and produce Hometime, and was lucky enough to be nominated for a Student Radio Award for one of my shows under the category 'Best Entertainment Show'. In third year I was also voted in for the Head of Hometime committee position, which involved handpicking the 5 Hometime teams and overseeing their training and shows throughout both semesters.
In my third year I also pursued starting up two of my own shows: 'Music That Made Me' and 'The Sound of Musicals'. I conceptualised, presented, produced, edited and marketed both shows myself. 'Music That Made Me' was an interview-based show I co-presented with my friend Grace, and 'The Sound of Musicals' was a music specialist show all about musical theatre tunes and trivia.
As part of LSR I have also partaken as a presenter in some of their station-wide broadcasts: This has included 'Transmission', a live music festival showcasing musicians from the local music scene, 'Fed-Up Fest', a fundraising event that doubled as an online music festival, the 'Student Radio Association Chart Show', and most recently 'Girls Night In', an awareness-raising boycott event in response to the rise in spiking in night clubs that was broadcast live from the LSR studio.