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Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

January 8, 2020

Join us for this very special recording of the Fantastic Noise podcast at the University of Bedfordshire discussing the production of audio drama.

REGISTER HERE: https://bedstalksfantasticnoiseradiodrama.eventbrite.co.uk/

Host Terry Lee is Senior Tutor in Radio & Audio at the University of Bedfordshire. He is also responsible for the award-winning community radio station, Radio LaB 97.1FM.

Joining Terry will be:

-       Jeremy Howe - Editor of BBC Radio 4's ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.

-       Adam Jarrell - from 'The Offensive', an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. He will answer questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.

There will also be a quiz, with prizes to be won including Amazon Echo Dot Smartspeakers.

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. 

Refreshments will be provided, with food & wine after the talk.

Fantastic Noise launched in summer 2018 as an audio platform for themed discussions on what good radio and audio is. It is used as a pedagogical aid in academic institutions around the world.

Family Audio (with Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree and Fun Kids’ Bex Lindsay)

Family Audio (with Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree and Fun Kids’ Bex Lindsay)

October 22, 2019

Kids deserve good radio and audio too. And, thanks to digital radio and podcasts, there are plenty of options for them now. Audio for children and families is the theme of this episode, and our guests are largely inspired by Terry's 6 year old daughter's listening habits... We're talking with Creative Director of the Story Pirates podcast, Lee Overtree & Fun Kids radio presenter Bex Lindsay. We discuss the key aspects about making audio aimed at young audiences the ingredients of good storytelling, and the amount of preparation and planning involved. Terry is joined in the studio by Radio & Audio student Megan Murphy.

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.

Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Beyond Today’ Editor, John Shields)

Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Beyond Today’ Editor, John Shields)

October 15, 2019

Good journalism requires the ability to tell a story that captures the attention of its audience. And there are lots of great examples of good radio and audio storytelling out there now, using journalistic techniques and with qualified journalists guiding the listeners through the process. In this episode we're talking with Editor of BBC Radio 4's Beyond Today podcast, John Shields. We discuss the ingredients of good storytelling, and John gives great advice for budding storytellers. Terry is joined in the studio by Broadcast Journalism student Karolina Komada.

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.

Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

October 8, 2019

Radio and audio comedy is tough to make. When Terry was on the radio, he would refer to himself as the joke killer - comic line delivery was never his strength... So how do you make good radio comedy? In this episode we're talking with Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios, Julia McKenzie. We discuss some dos and don'ts, current trends, and the importance of originality. Terry is joined in the studio by Media Production student Nathan Edwin.

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.

Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

October 1, 2019

Sound design - using audio to bring your radio programme, package or production to life. But how do you do good sound designing? In this episode of the podcast we're talking with podcast producer and sound designer Sarah Myles. Sarah has loads of professional experience, and generously shares her knowledge with us. Find her website on https://www.podcasts.london and follow her on twitter. Terry is joined by Music Technology graduate Daniel Potter (yes, the one who mixes the theme tune!).

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.

The clip we use at 23:04 is from https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/eureka-121/ - thanks to the Monocle 24 team for their permission.

Local Breakfast Radio (with Andy Collins & the BBC3CR Breakfast Team)

Local Breakfast Radio (with Andy Collins & the BBC3CR Breakfast Team)

September 24, 2019

It's time for Breakfast. In this episode of the podcast we're talking about what goes into the making of a local breakfast radio programme. Terry is joined by Broadcast Journalism student Serene Muhammed, and speaks with Andy Collins, Ben Nye and Danny Fullbrook from BBC Three Counties Radio. 

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.

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.

REGISTER HERE: https://bedstalks-fantasticnoise.eventbrite.co.uk

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.