UWS Radio Club
2018/2019 Student Station Management Election
I am 18 years old originally from Perth. I have followed morning/daytime magazine shows since I was young, looking up to presenters such as Lorraine Kelly and Ruth Langsford, who later went on to become my inspiration to follow a broadcasting career.
In my senior high school, I helped present my high school video news bulletin where I delivered the news happening both in and out of the school on video to the school. I also did a short stint of hospital radio between high school and University where I worked mainly on social media. Since November 2018, I have hosted UWS Radio’s earliest show The Morning Show every Thursday morning which delivers a mix of current headlines as well as discussions and debates, originally with my friend Lexi McKechnie. Upon her leaving university I worked hard to re-vamp the show and give it a new direction and I have found a new co-host every week to support me when hosting the show. For each week, I start to plan the show on Monday for the coming Thursday’s episode. I conduct research for the topics, write a script containing all of the introductions to discussions, research for the weather report, and host a meeting with my co-host for the week as well as producing the show and running all of the social media. I recently contacted my high school asking them to promote my show, which they happily have done and I am hoping to visit and speak to pupils about my experience. I regularly attend UWS Radio Club in order to develop and secure my knowledge of radio theory and practice, which was crucial before asking to host my own show, and is still majorly important as it allows me to learn new skills.
Since The Morning Show’s beginning, I can safely say I am living my dream – I adore the early rises to bring people a bit of chirp in the morning before their work, it has proven that this is what I want to do with my life and to say I help run the station my show airs on would make my experience at UWS even more magical.
Have been running my own small production company (H8ful Films, on Facebook) for three years and have put out seven short films, overseeing every aspect of each including production management, scheduling, social media and PR. I have a wealth of experience outside of education dealing with people and working as the head of a team and for the first half of his year was lead content creator and editor for a weekly audio podcast and also live video podcast.
I'm currently studying as a Year 2 student in the TV & Broadcasting course. I'm a podcast enthusiast, and feel excited to be part of
such a lovely radio station.
Last term I ran a show successfully with one of classmates, and I knew I needed to be more involved.
I would love to be part of the UWS Radio team as I feel very at home and welcomed here. I would also like to gain knowledge, and share my knowledge of broadcasting whilst being part of the team.
Thank you, Erin
I am a first year Broadcast Production student here at Ayr and have been studying here since September 2018. I have always been a keen radio listener and always enjoyed the sports programmes featured on BBC Radio 1 and 5 Live. My interests include sport and music and I think this is a good knowledge to bring to the management team. I do feel I am under qualified for the Radio Manager position but would very much like to be considered for the Assistant Manager position as I feel I would gain a lot of experience and knowledge from the Radio Manager. My experience in radio is very slim I as have only featured on UWS Radio Club that broadcasts live on Wednesdays, I have also presented a short package for my Radio module which helped me gain an insight into a future career.
Hey I'm Fraser, I am a regular at the UWS radio club and I love it. I'm not studying broadcasting or anything technical, I'm doing primary education, however I enjoy dabbling in all things technical. I have been a part of the tech team when I was at school working the sound and lighting systems and it was a blast!! I was also one of the founding members of my school radio station so it is great to still be able to use my skills.
I am a first year Broadcast Production student, looking to have a carer in radio hopefully presenting on the big stations. I am from Aberdeen but am now living in Ayr pursuing my career at University. I left school looking to go into the industry after realising radio is the thing I want to do. I had my own show on community radio in Aberdeen for a year and presented shows on the Hospital Radio at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. I now present my own show on UWS Radio on a Monday night, MainOnMonday. I would love to be a part of the UWS Radio Management team to learn more skills and help the radio station reach new heights. I am excited for the station to move into the newly renovated studios and hope to get UWS Radio played in the University and Student Union. We should be looking to utilise Radio Studio 1. It would be great to have it up and running as a news room again.