Fantastic Noise
Trail: new series begins on Tuesday 24th September 2019

Trail: new series begins on Tuesday 24th September 2019

September 19, 2019

Five new episodes of Fantastic Noise will be landing in a podcast app near you(r smartphone) from Tuesday 24th September. Released weekly on Tuesdays, we'll be starting with a look at local breakfast radio, with the BBC 3CR team. In later episodes will look closely at sound design, audio comedy, storytelling and audio for children.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

LIVE The Future of Radio (featuring Luke Moore from the Football Ramble)

LIVE The Future of Radio (featuring Luke Moore from the Football Ramble)

February 20, 2019

In this episode we consider the future of radio, specifically looking at podcasting, the role of student radio, and the range of digital radio platforms we can now access including Small Scale DAB

Terry speaks with; Radio Stakhanov's Luke Moore - who is most well known for being a part of the Football Ramble podcast, the UK Student Radio Association's Naomi Oiku, and Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, who also runs SSDAB Multiplex Future Digital.

This a very special edition of the Fantastic Noise podcast. Recorded in front of a live audience at the 'Beds Talks' event at the University of Bedfordshire on Wednesday 6th February 2019. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the making of this special live episode.

Trail: Fantastic Noise - The Future of Radio - Weds 6th Feb 2019

Trail: Fantastic Noise - The Future of Radio - Weds 6th Feb 2019

January 2, 2019

Join us for this very special recording of the Fantastic Noise podcast at the University of Bedfordshire discussing the outlook of our beloved audio medium.

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Fantastic Noise launched in summer 2018 as an audio platform for themed discussions on what good radio and audio is.

Host Terry Lee is also the Coordinator of the University of Bedfordshire’s community radio station, Radio LaB 97.1FM.

Joining Terry will be:

-       Luke Moore from podcast smash-hit ‘The Football Ramble’. Following the success of the Ramble, which launched in 2007, Luke has since co-founded ‘Radio Stakhanov’, a podcast production company and publisher which has recently topped the Itunes podcast charts with ‘JaackMaate’s Happy Hour’ & ‘Berkhamsted Revisited’. Luke is also a regular part of TalkSport’s ‘Season Ticket’, as well as occasionally appearing in other programmes in their schedule.

-       Naomi Oiku, the Chair of the Student Radio Association (SRA). Following her graduation from Southampton Solent University in 2014, Naomi has worked at a number of radio organisations including Transmission Roundhouse, Celador, Kiss & her present employer Virgin Radio. For the SRA Naomi has been an active member for over 4 years, taking on the role of the South East Regional Officer & Marketing Officer before becoming Chair in 2017.  

-       Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio at the University of Bedfordshire. Lawrie worked as a producer and presenter on stations in the UK and Europe, before becoming a broadcast consultant specialising in technology and community-based broadcasting. Prior to working at the University of Bedfordshire, Lawrie was part of Ofcom's Radio Team where I developed and implemented policies around community radio and digital audio broadcasting in particular. He has also operated an Ofcom Small-Scale DAB Trial in Norwich since September 2015.

The event will be recorded, both as a podcast (to be published soon afterwards), and as a video (for the Fantastic Noise Facebook page).

Before and after the recording there will be an opportunity for networking, and further discussion about radio and our evolving media landscape. 

Station Sound (featuring Absolute Radio’s Dan Prior)

Station Sound (featuring Absolute Radio’s Dan Prior)

October 2, 2018

This episode takes a closer look at 'Station Sound' and imaging - such as radio idents, trailers and sponsored promos. Joining Terry in the studio is co-host James Montague, a Media Production student at the University.

They hear from; University of Bedfordshire alumnus Dan Prior, who is now the Station Sound producer for Absolute Radio. And BBC Radio Norfolk's Deborah Bishop. We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

UK Community Radio (recorded at the Community Media Conference and Community Radio Awards 2018)

UK Community Radio (recorded at the Community Media Conference and Community Radio Awards 2018)

September 25, 2018

This episode is a bit different, recorded on location in Sheffield at the Community Media Conference 2018 & the Community Radio Awards 2018 on Saturday 15th September 2018. Focusing on the UK community radio scene.

Terry speaks to a number of key UK community radio figures, including;

We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Usually recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

Sport (featuring Laura Woods from talkSPORT & Luke Moore from The Football Ramble)

Sport (featuring Laura Woods from talkSPORT & Luke Moore from The Football Ramble)

September 18, 2018

This episode focuses on sports programming, both on radio and with podcasts.  Joining Terry in the studio is co-host Jack Stowell, a Broadcast Journalism graduate from the University.

They hear from; Luke Moore - founder & one quarter of the Football Ramble, and co-owner of Radio StakhavovLaura Woods can be heard on talkSPORT (and seen on Sky Sports) - she talks to us about her life in sports broadcasting. Geoff Doyle from BBC Three Counties Radio talks to us about how his station covers local sports stories.  We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

Women & Radio (featuring Ngunan Adamu)

Women & Radio (featuring Ngunan Adamu)

September 11, 2018

This episode focuses on the role of women in radio, specifically looking at projects which have attempted to give women a fairer representation within UK radio. Joining Terry in the studio is co-host Charlotte Powers, a Media Performance student at the University.

They hear from; Dr Caroline Mitchell - a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, founder of Fem FM in 1992, and an active academic in the field of women in radio broadcasting.  Ngunan Adamu talks to us about her IWoman projects.  We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

Visualisation (featuring Radio TechCon’s Ann Charles)

Visualisation (featuring Radio TechCon’s Ann Charles)

September 4, 2018

This episode focuses on how radio stations are choosing to visualise their audio - in particular with regard to social media. Joining Terry in the studio is co-host Luke Walsh, a Broadcast Journalism student at the University.

They hear from; Ann Charles - a radio producer and one of the organisers of the annual Radio TechCon, and Scott McGerty who uses Facebook Live as part of his Dance Revolution programme on Spark Sunderland.

We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism, in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

What does a producer do? (featuring Laura Gallop and Toby Friedner)

What does a producer do? (featuring Laura Gallop and Toby Friedner)

August 28, 2018

This episode seeks to understand what exactly a radio producer does. Joining Terry to discuss further is co-host Georgia Palmer, a Broadcast Journalism student who is about to start her final year at the University.

They hear from; BBC Three Counties Senior Broadcast Journalist, and recent University of Bedfordshire honorary degree - Dr. Toby Friedner. Laura Gallop (https://twitter.com/lauragallop) from the podcast series Berkhamsted Revisited (https://twitter.com/BerkoRevisited). And New York based podcast producer Miranda Shafer (http://www.mirandashafer.com/).

We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism (beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/culture-and-communications/staff/lawrie-hallett), in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.

Diversity in UK radio (featuring Ofcom’s Vikki Cook)

Diversity in UK radio (featuring Ofcom’s Vikki Cook)

August 21, 2018

This episode tackles the issue of the lack of Divesity in UK radio. In June 2018, Ofcom created their first annual report on diversity in UK radio. Joining Terry to discuss further is co-host Bridget Gavanga, a radio student who is about to start her final year at the University.

They hear from; Ofcom Director of Standards and Audience Protection - Vikki Cook (https://www.ofcom.org.uk/), Birmingham City University Lecturer in Radio Studies and Professional Development - Siobhan Stevenson (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/media/research/research-staff/siobhan-stevenson), & Future Radio's Di Cunningham (http://futureradio.co.uk/radio-show/pride-live). 

We'll also hear from Dr Lawrie Hallett, Senior Lecturer in Radio and Journalism (beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/culture-and-communications/staff/lawrie-hallett), in his radio surgery. And do some jargon busting with our 'radio word of the week'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), our announcements are from Freya McCann, and our theme music is by Liam Ayton.