Fantastic Noise
25 Years Of Radio LaB 97.1FM

25 Years Of Radio LaB 97.1FM

August 16, 2022

In this episode we reflect on the 25th birthday of the University Of Bedfordshire's community radio station, Radio LaB 97.1FM. 

In May 2022 we were celebrating. Our beloved radio station, Radio LaB, marked 25 years since it’s first incarnation as Luton FM in May 1997. Back then, the station was live for just 28 days at a time – on a Restricted Service Licence, or RSL.

Two students, who have now just graduated, led on Radio LaB’s 25 year celebrations, by hosting a 25 hour marathon programme. Each hour featured music and alumni voices from a different year, starting with 1997 going on to the present day. It was a lot of work for Nathan Randle and Toby Crabb - but they did a great job. So great, with so much quality material, we thought we’d use some of the interviews they conducted with successful Radio LaB alumni for a Fantastic Noise episode.

With thanks to:

  • Melvin Odoom
  • Sam Darlaston
  • Becky Jago
  • Dan Prior
  • Megan Murphy
  • Kelly Betts
  • Sid Cole
  • Toby Friedner
  • Nathan Randle
  • and Toby Crabb

for their contributions to this podcast.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Making On Track In Greensand Country

Making On Track In Greensand Country

January 28, 2022

In this episode we take a closer look at the making of 'On Track In Greensand Country', an 'audio journey' created by Terry & Dr Lawrie Hallett in April 2021 for the Greensand Country Festival 2021 & shortlisted in the Community Radio Awards 2021.

Links:

https://anchor.fm/greensandcountry - listen to the finished audio here.

https://www.mixcloud.com/futureradio/wherrymans-way-1-norwich-to-whitlingham/ - listen to 'The Wherryman's Way' here.

https://primroseterryshed.podbean.com/ - listen to 'Primrose and Terry: In The Shed' here.

With thanks to Sally Christopher, Dr. Lawrie Hallett & Nell Seal for their contributions to this podcast.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

5 Live Sport (with Emma Saunders)

5 Live Sport (with Emma Saunders)

October 19, 2021

In this episode the fantastically talented Emma Saunders speaks with us about broadcasting on BBC 5 Live as part of their sports team. If you ever wanted to learn more about how they go around the grounds so fast on a Saturday afternoon, this is the podcast for you!

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Voxpops (with BBC3CR‘s Justin Dealey)

Voxpops (with BBC3CR‘s Justin Dealey)

October 12, 2021

Voxpops. The voice of the people. The person on the street interview. It’s about getting the opinions of ordinary people on the street on a given issue – to present a sample of public opinion at any given time or place. It’s also something we teach in year one at the University of Bedfordshire – because it can lead to fantastic content. Terry spoke with BBC Three Counties Radio's Justin Dealey - who is known at his station as somewhat of a voxpopper extraordinaire - to find out more about the origins and business of publishing a football fan podcast. 

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

 
 
Football Fan Podcasts (with FYP‘s Jim Daly)

Football Fan Podcasts (with FYP‘s Jim Daly)

October 5, 2021

Terry loves Crystal Palace FC. Obviously not everybody does. FYP is a podcast made by and for Crystal Palace fans. Sports fan-run podcasts are increasingly popular, every major sports team will have at least one in their honour. The specific and personal nature of podcasting is allowing this particular genre to grow and thrive. Terry spoke with FYP's Jim Daly to find out more about the origins and business of publishing a football fan podcast. 

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Specialist Music Shows (with DJ Tash LC from KISS)

Specialist Music Shows (with DJ Tash LC from KISS)

September 28, 2021

Terry has never been a specialist music presenter. But he has worked with some talented DJs over the years and has seen how specialist genre music programmes can bring unique audiences to a radio station. Former University of Bedfordshire student DJ Tash LC currently presents a programme on KISS on Sunday nights. She spoke with Terry to give some insight into the production of the show.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Magazine Programmes (with Jeremy Vine producer Patrick Thomas)

Magazine Programmes (with Jeremy Vine producer Patrick Thomas)

September 21, 2021

What is magazine programming? We often signpost students towards Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. Patrick Thomas is part of the production team and kindly spoke with Terry to give some insight into how the programme is made.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

TRAIL: Fantastic Noise returns on 21st September 2021

TRAIL: Fantastic Noise returns on 21st September 2021

September 14, 2021

Some new episodes of Fantastic Noise will be landing in a podcast app near you(r smartphone) from Tuesday 21st September. Released weekly on Tuesdays, we'll be starting with a conversation with producer Patrick Thomas on how they make Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 programme. In later episodes we will speak with Tash LC from KISS about making specialist music radio, BBC Three Counties Radio's award-winning Justin Dealey talks about voxpops, Emma Saunders talks about her work with BBC 5 Live Sport, and comedian Jim Daly gives us insight into the making of a football fan podcast.

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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Coping through COVID: Radio X (with Neil Fearn, Deputy Managing Editor)

Coping through COVID: Radio X (with Neil Fearn, Deputy Managing Editor)

November 3, 2020

In the final episode of our 'Coping through COVID' run, and indeed this series of Fantastic Noise, Terry speaks with Deputy Managing Editor of Radio X, Neil Fearn, to find out more about how one of the biggest commercial radio brands in the UK responded to the coronavirus pandemic. This was recorded in late summer 2020, before the announcement of 'lockdown 2'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. Recorded partly at Terry's home, partly 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Coping through COVID: Community Radio (with Pippa Sawyer, former Managing Director of Wycombe Sound)

Coping through COVID: Community Radio (with Pippa Sawyer, former Managing Director of Wycombe Sound)

October 27, 2020

In this episode of our 'Coping through COVID' run, Terry speaks with Pippa Sawyer, who at the time of recording was the Managing Director of Wycombe Sound, to explore how the Community Radio movement in the UK has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about audio production. Recorded partly at Terry's home, partly 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/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

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