Students’ Music Documentaries to Air on Local Radio

28 November 2016 | College News, Media, Games & Computing

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Media students from City College Plymouth have created a series of music documentaries, which are to be broadcast in prime-time slots as part of Radio Plymouth’s evening programming.

The second year Creative Media Production students visited Radio Plymouth’s studios to record their documentaries which they then edited in the College’s media suites.

Connor Drew, 18, who created his documentary on the Los Angeles-based music festival, Coachella, said: “I have always wanted to work in radio broadcasting, so getting to go behind the scenes at the studios and see how everything worked was really exciting. I hadn’t realised how much of each broadcast is pre-recorded content and it was really interesting to see how a programme is structured – it was a big influence on how I designed my own documentary.”

“The team at Radio Plymouth gave the students lots of advice throughout the process, from planning and choosing a subject to the final edit,” said Media Lecturer at City College, Joby Barraclough: “They had done audio recording before, but knowing that it was going to be broadcast meant that they had to think about what would appeal to people in Plymouth.”

Tim Manns, Managing Director of Radio Plymouth, said: “For the sixth year running we were delighted to welcome City College students to our studios. The music documentaries written, produced and presented by the students always amaze and surprise us with their range of chosen subjects and this year was no exception. The quality of the programmes we’ll be airing is first-class and to think these youngsters are all making their broadcasting debut is remarkable.”

The series of music documentaries created by the College students will be broadcast weeknights from Monday 28 November until Friday 16 December at 7.00pm on Radio Plymouth.

For anyone interested in a career in media, and for details on all full-time courses and study options including those that start in January 2017, the College is running Course Information Drop-ins on Wednesday 7 December and Wednesday 4 January 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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