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College students conclude two week radio station takeover

Students (from left) Ollie Whelan, Jay Taylor and Chloe Thomas snapped up the opportunity to get involved.

Students (from left) Ollie Whelan, Jay Taylor and Chloe Thomas snapped up the opportunity to get involved.

 

Luton Sixth Form College students completed a two week stint on Radio LaB 97.1FM on Friday, having taken over the University of Bedforshire station for two weeks.

First year BTEC radio sub-diploma students hosted their own hour-long shows between 9am and 4pm for the second year in a row, as part of an ongoing linkup between the college and the university.

Jay Taylor, one of the students involved, said: “It’s been a fantastic experience and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.

“I hadn’t done anything like this at all before, but it will hopefully lead on to more experience at local radio stations.

“I really hope to do this in the future as a full-time job.”

Andy Waterfield, the college’s media course manager who hosted a daily breakfast show as part of the takeover, said: “We broadcast getting on for 80 hours of live radio over the two weeks, and it has been incredibly successful.

“The students have shown great determination, expertise and professionalism, and their personalities have really come out.

“And they’re only 16 and 17 – that’s what is really amazing.”

He added: “I hope we can continue the close relationship with Radio LaB into the future.”

 

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