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. 

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012 Station Sound

October 2, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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011 UK Community Radio

September 25, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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010 Sport

September 18, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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009 Women & radio

September 11, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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008 Visualisation

September 4, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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007 What does a producer do?

August 28, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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006 Diversity in UK radio

August 21, 2018

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.

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'.

You can also 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.

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005 The complete package

August 14, 2018

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

This episode focuses on radio packages and pre-recorded features. Joining Terry is co-host Adam Simmons who has just completed his first year of a Media Production (Radio) course (beds.ac.uk/makeithappen/course/media-production-radio) at the University.

They hear from; BBC Radio 2 Producer Tim Johns (www.timjohns.org & audioboom.com/timoncheese) – he makes radio packages for Jeremy Vine’s popular midday programme. He also has a habit of upsetting swans… We will also hear from Dr Sam Coley of Birmingham City University (www.samcoley.com). As well as teaching his own students, he has extensive experience of both radio package and audio documentary creation.  

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'.

You can also 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.

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004 What is radio now, anyway?

August 6, 2018

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

This episode tackles the near-philosophical question of how we define radio. Joining Terry is co-host Jack Wilson who has just graduated with a first-class degree in Journalism from the University.

They hear from; Managing Editor of Radio X and Global TV - Matt Deverson (https://www.radiox.co.uk), Radio Futurologist James Cridland (james.cridland.net), & Dr Janey Gordon - Principal Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire (beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/culture-and-communications/staff/janey-gordon). 

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'.

You can also 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.

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