Radio Training 2021

Thursday 3rd December 2020

In early 2020 we launched our first radio station, Bloomsbury Radio.

In 2021 we want to build on the accomplishments of this year by producing an extensive range of programmes.

To do this, we will be running an online training programme, to coach a team of students to become broadcasters and production staff.

The training will start from Tuesday 26 January for 5 weeks, and at the end of the sessions you’ll be trained to professional radio standards.

Through a comprehensive and certificated training programme we want to make sure that all station volunteers are equipped and confident to take on the challenge of expanding the radio station’s reach, both within and beyond Bloomsbury Institute.

About Bloomsbury Radio

Throughout the past year, Bloomsbury Radio has proven a vital source of communication and entertainment for you, our students, as well as the wider community of Bloomsbury, Kings Cross and Fitzrovia.

During the national lockdown, the station broadcast a weekly update show, keeping students and staff informed of developments within the Institute.

In September we were granted a short-term FM license from Ofcom to broadcast daily coverage around Bloomsbury Festival. For the ten days of the festival we produced six hours of live programming each day, winning the confidence and praise of festival organisers and participants.

Since the start of this academic year we have broadcast programmes around the student elections, Lunchtime Dialogues, and a special series of employability programmes were produced as part of the institute’s Get Ahead initiative.

Training

Five weeks of online training will start at 7pm on Tuesday 26 January and will take place each Tuesday evening at 7pm for two hours until 23 February.

Following the online training, each participant will receive up to five hours of hands-on studio training, learning the mechanics of driving the desk and producing live programmes.

By taking part in the training, you’ll be helping improve student outcomes and enhance the radio station’s reputation as we do so.

To take part, students will need to have access to Zoom. We use Zoom for this training as it is used extensively within the radio industry to record programmes.

Students will also need to be able to commit to the entire training schedule.

To apply

If you are interested in taking part we would love to hear from you. Please send a CV and Covering Letter, outlining why you would like to take part to employability@bil.ac.uk arriving no later than Monday 11 January at 5pm.