This week from Monday to Thursday you will have the opportunity to hear the voices of our students from our 2017 Radio Broadcasting Bootcamp course live on FRQ.FM from 12 to 1pm each day. Since the 19th of June 2017 the students have been working with experts from the radio industry in order to research, produce and present a one hour radio programme. The students have been working in groups of three and are responsible for devising content for the one hour radio programme. On Monday 10th July you will have heard from Ben Corbett, Clodagh Moriarty and Jessica Spencer who presented 'What the FRQ'. The programme was presented using a Zoo Crew style format and featured an interview with DJ John Gibbons on how he got into to music and also an interview with Jim Carroll on why there is a lack of Irish Headliners at upcoming Irish festivals. The programme featured 'News you can Use', Vox pops and a social media element which will take in a Twitter poll.
On Tuesday 11th July was the turn of the FRQ Squad who presented 'Packed Lunch' featuring Norma, Aodhan and Philip. The show was presented by Aodhan with Norma producing and Philip researching the content for the programme. An exciting line up included an interview with Lords of Strut and an interesting piece on a 'guide to dating' with Philip. The FRQ Squad also took the streets of Dublin to find out about people's worst dates. It was a packed programme full of lots of news, views and information.
On Wednesday 12th July it was the turn of Focus FRQ's presented by Maura, Dearbhla and Jonathan. The team looked at what makes us less productive in the workplace and in our daily lives and we will find out tips from the presenter Maura on how to combat our daily stresses. They also looked at how Yoga helps us deal with stress. It was an informative, entertaining and engaging hour of radio.
Our final broadcast will take place on Thursday 13th July 2017 from 12-1pm on FRQ.fm and this will show will feature the Beat Freaks. The Beat Freaks will be presented by Alan Wilson, Andrea Doyle and Esther Kane all of whom have never presented on radio before. The team are the last group from the 2017 class to broadcast their show. It promises to be fun, entertaining and informative with an interview with Downda Road Productions looking at how Irish artists can break into the music scene. The team will then present News you Can Use which will be followed by a very interesting piece on 'What freaks you out'?. Do stay tuned to hear what freaks Alan out. So give them your full attention from 12-1pm tomorrow as they wrap up Learning Waves Skillnet Radio Broadcasting Bootcamp for 2017.