This afternoon after school radio club met again and this week we have been working on our broadcasting technique. This included the way in which we introduce ourselves, handovers, intros and outros, along with playing beds under people when they are speaking and using a range of jingles to make our broadcasts varied.
For today’s session, the children were asked to speak unscripted about their class visits that they had been on this week. With confidence growing week on week and Luke and Lennie doing a tremendous first time job on the mics and jingles, it was another fantastic session.
Today was another fantastic broadcast by our team which included an interview with Mrs Sage, one of our TAs, some special reports on Lotus and Orchid class trips and the usual mix of top stories, class and community news. Our song choices for today were Rock a bye by Clean Bandit and Skin by Rag n Bone man. Rock a bye was a clear favourite and we had some great shout outs to read too. Thank you to everyone for joining in. Here is the show to listen again, along with a special ‘behind the scenes’ video of how it looks from our side of the mic when we are on air.
After a very busy and successful production meeting at lunchtime, we have a sizzling show order for Friday. We’ll be live at 2.30pm on radio.westwoodwithiford.org or you can tune in online via the TuneIn app at http://tunein.com/radio/Westwood-Radio-s285146/ or the direct link, which is http://stream.radio.co/sb4e04fd70/listen
To ask questions or for a shout out, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 078600 17404.
As you know I am always trying to promote our children’s amazing work by drawing as wide an audience as possible to our blogs and websites. Tonight I was particularly thrilled:
This afternoon we started our new radio club as every term we like to give all children in the school the opportunity to develop their broadcasting skills by working together to learn the techniques and have fun with school radio. Our latest 10 children to come along were just fantastic and worked together so well from the start.
We spent today getting used to talking into a microphone and listening to our own voices through our headphones, which is always something quite unusual to begin with! By adding in some jingles to punctuate our speech we were then able to begin practicing our handovers. Everyone worked hard and we had a lot of fun along the way too, which is what it is all about. Next week we will be taking our skills on even further and develop our intros and outros. Here is our very first recording together. Well done to Sophie on the jingles and Henry on the mics. If you enjoyed the group’s work, please leave them a comment! Enjoy.
Have you got a question for our radio team that you would like answered live on air with a shout out too? Leave us a comment here and when we plan our next show we will include a Q&A as an extra feature!
Today we broadcast once again live online to the community and the world on World Book Day. What strikes me is that with every passing week and show, the children become even more confident, more professional and put together a show that is just superb. Today’s was no exception, with some lovely features including the usual school news, but also some fabulous world news from Charlie and fantastic BBC 500 word performances live in the studio from Oscar and Finn.
With a focus on Orchid class blog and their myths and legends posts – orchid.westwoodblogs.org if you fancy having a read – and all the weather you need to know for the weekend, this was another example of top class school radio broadcasting. here is the show to listen again:
This morning we broadcast our last breakfast show with the members of the current radio club as this week the group will be changing. Once again, the children chose their own features and wrote superb scripts which they delivered with professionalism and clarity – it was a pleasure to stand back and watch them work. Even with our chosen song – Rag and Bone Man’s ‘Human’ -edited out for copyright reasons, the children still put together a fabulous show of almost 20 minutes. If you missed it, you can listen again here or on radio.westwoodwithiford.org/latest-show and there are some photos of the show too.
Well done everyone and thank you for being so enthusiastic and committed. Top broadcasting and such a fun way to start a week. I hope you enjoyed it.
Tomorrow morning, Monday 27th February our fantastic radio club will be broadcasting live at 8.30am. With their own scripts and great content, these children have only been together for 6 weeks, but already they are producing professional shows.
Join in by emailing us on email@example.com or texting 078600 17404 right now if you’d like to and tell us where you are from. The children would LOVE some messages to read out, please and to see how far we are reaching!
Good luck everyone.
Hello and welcome to our Westwood Radio Blog. If you haven’t yet found us, our main website is radio.westwoodwithiford.org, where you will find a complete archive of our shows to date so far this year. Our radio station has been so successful that we decided to set up a blog to keep everyone up to date with what is going on at Westwood Radio – and it’s rather a lot!
We broadcast every week on a Friday at 2.30pm and you can listen to us LIVE on radio.westwoodwithiford.org or via the TuneIn app, which can be downloaded to your smart phone from http://tunein.com/radio/Westwood-Radio-s285146/
To get started, here is the very latest, freshly pressed show from Thursday of this week. Enjoy