Category: Radio1

Just a Yungblud appreciation post 🖤

Hey! Josie here, one of the other interns on the ‘Where It
Begins’ scheme.

We’ve only just started our placements so we haven’t been given
too much responsibility yet. But one thing we have done that felt like a
massive privilege (and responsibility) is sit in on the Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Playlist meetings!

If you don’t know what the Playlist meetings are, basically the
top music team from Radio 1 and 1Xtra get together once a week, listen to a
selection of new songs and decide whether or not they should be played
regularly on Radio 1 and 1Xtra respectively. From this they create
a ‘playlist’ of songs which make up the majority of what you hear on
daytime R1 and 1Xtra – so obviously the playlist is a pretty prestigious thing
to get a song on.

It was only my second day when I went to the R1 Playlist meeting
so I was pretty awestruck. It was amazing to sit in the room where such huge
decisions are made and watch tracks get the ‘make or break’ criticism from
everyone round the table. At the end I was even asked which my favourite song
of the selection was! I said the Liz Uzi Vert song, which did end up making the
playlist (I must have great taste).

One of the things that really struck me in the meeting was how
many different factors go into the decision of whether or not to put a song on
the playlist. It’s not just about the sound of the song – they also think about
the artists’ upcoming albums, how popular the song is already, plus what the
daytime DJs will think about the song, as well as loads of other factors. Like
most things on the radio, the complexity of these decisions is hidden from the
audience – but what I’m learning is that it has all been thought about really
carefully.

Then on our third day, all three of us interns went to the 1Xtra
Playlist meeting, where we were actually asked to give our own opinions on some
of the tracks! That was pretty scary as the people we were speaking to were
obviously music experts at the top of their game – but then again, we are all
in the target audience for 1Xtra, so hopefully what we said wasn’t completely
useless!

Going to these meetings was a huge privilege – some people who’ve
worked here for years have still never seen what it’s like to sit in on one –
and just another example of the amazing opportunities we’re being given as part
of the scheme.

Hey! Josie here, one of the other interns on the ‘Where It
Begins’ scheme.

We’ve only just started our placements so we haven’t been given
too much responsibility yet. But one thing we have done that felt like a
massive privilege (and responsibility) is sit in on the Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Playlist meetings!

If you don’t know what the Playlist meetings are, basically the
top music team from Radio 1 and 1Xtra get together once a week, listen to a
selection of new songs and decide whether or not they should be played
regularly on Radio 1 and 1Xtra respectively. From this they create
a ‘playlist’ of songs which make up the majority of what you hear on
daytime R1 and 1Xtra – so obviously the playlist is a pretty prestigious thing
to get a song on.

It was only my second day when I went to the R1 Playlist meeting
so I was pretty awestruck. It was amazing to sit in the room where such huge
decisions are made and watch tracks get the ‘make or break’ criticism from
everyone round the table. At the end I was even asked which my favourite song
of the selection was! I said the Liz Uzi Vert song, which did end up making the
playlist (I must have great taste).

One of the things that really struck me in the meeting was how
many different factors go into the decision of whether or not to put a song on
the playlist. It’s not just about the sound of the song – they also think about
the artists’ upcoming albums, how popular the song is already, plus what the
daytime DJs will think about the song, as well as loads of other factors. Like
most things on the radio, the complexity of these decisions is hidden from the
audience – but what I’m learning is that it has all been thought about really
carefully.

Then on our third day, all three of us interns went to the 1Xtra
Playlist meeting, where we were actually asked to give our own opinions on some
of the tracks! That was pretty scary as the people we were speaking to were
obviously music experts at the top of their game – but then again, we are all
in the target audience for 1Xtra, so hopefully what we said wasn’t completely
useless!

Going to these meetings was a huge privilege – some people who’ve
worked here for years have still never seen what it’s like to sit in on one –
and just another example of the amazing opportunities we’re being given as part
of the scheme.

Life is pretty mental right now so I thought I would keep you all posted with what I’ve been up to!

I’ve got a few highlights so far to say the least…

On my third day I got to help out on R1 Breakfast and sit in on Clara Amfo’s Show – her pearl joggers by the way are pretty awesome.

I got to sit in on B.Traits’ show which was live from 1-4am. It’s safe to say New Broadcasting House feels a bit creepy when no one else is around. Spooky underground dance vibezzzzz. Was a lot of fun helping the team out and getting to watch B.traits in the mix with Francesca Lombardo was pretty epic.

I’ve also been working on Toddla T, Friction and Mim Shaikh – I got to help film ‘Mission Mimpossible’ around Oxford Street which was a lot of fun! I’ve also been helping to edit interviews, montages AND write show notes.

Oh and in case you didn’t know… I also met Craig David. No, I didn’t ask what his flava was but he was so lovely and even told us about his manager starting out as an intern for a record label.

The next chapter of Lucy’s Life as an Intern will be about the R1 Academy and R1/1Xtra Stories so keep your eyes peeled for that!

See ya in a bit!

Lucy

Twitter – @LucyKinghorn

Instagram – @LucyyElena

Life is pretty mental right now so I thought I would keep you all posted with what I’ve been up to!

I’ve got a few highlights so far to say the least…

On my third day I got to help out on R1 Breakfast and sit in on Clara Amfo’s Show – her pearl joggers by the way are pretty awesome.

I got to sit in on B.Traits’ show which was live from 1-4am. It’s safe to say New Broadcasting House feels a bit creepy when no one else is around. Spooky underground dance vibezzzzz. Was a lot of fun helping the team out and getting to watch B.traits in the mix with Francesca Lombardo was pretty epic.

I’ve also been working on Toddla T, Friction and Mim Shaikh – I got to help film ‘Mission Mimpossible’ around Oxford Street which was a lot of fun! I’ve also been helping to edit interviews, montages AND write show notes.

Oh and in case you didn’t know… I also met Craig David. No, I didn’t ask what his flava was but he was so lovely and even told us about his manager starting out as an intern for a record label.

The next chapter of Lucy’s Life as an Intern will be about the R1 Academy and R1/1Xtra Stories so keep your eyes peeled for that!

See ya in a bit!

Lucy

Twitter – @LucyKinghorn

Instagram – @LucyyElena

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Last but not least.

HELLO ALL!

My name is Reece Parkinson and believe it or not I’m one of
the new interns. I’m still in the “Am I really here?” phase but so far it’s
been great. So we all got given our schedules yesterday and I can’t wait to get
started with what’s to come.

So currently I work as a studio assistant at a community
station based in south London, I also have two shows that I present and produce
as well as my own website that I post new music and my own podcast. (reeceparkinson.com)

So my schedule is looking super, super great. So next week I
get to work on the 1Xtra carnival build-up as well as SummerJam preparations.
Then I’m off to work with the 1Xtra music team , Charlie Sloths (The best
looking fat guy in the universes) show, MistaJams show, R1 Breakfast with
Grimmy, then finally pitch a research project to BBC Rasio 1/1Xtra controller
Ben Cooper. *Breathes out*

If you want to keep up to date with things then be sure to
follow me and this Tumblr!

Twitter: @reece_parkinson

Instagram:  reeceparkinson

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Last but not least.

HELLO ALL!

My name is Reece Parkinson and believe it or not I’m one of
the new interns. I’m still in the “Am I really here?” phase but so far it’s
been great. So we all got given our schedules yesterday and I can’t wait to get
started with what’s to come.

So currently I work as a studio assistant at a community
station based in south London, I also have two shows that I present and produce
as well as my own website that I post new music and my own podcast. (reeceparkinson.com)

So my schedule is looking super, super great. So next week I
get to work on the 1Xtra carnival build-up as well as SummerJam preparations.
Then I’m off to work with the 1Xtra music team , Charlie Sloths (The best
looking fat guy in the universes) show, MistaJams show, R1 Breakfast with
Grimmy, then finally pitch a research project to BBC Rasio 1/1Xtra controller
Ben Cooper. *Breathes out*

If you want to keep up to date with things then be sure to
follow me and this Tumblr!

Twitter: @reece_parkinson

Instagram:  reeceparkinson

Allow me to introduce
myself, my name is… HOV! Lol jk I’m Oriana and I’m super excited to be here.
I’m 21 years old from Bradford and just finishing a Journalism degree at Leeds
Trinity University so doing this internship has come at a perfect time!

I’m a major radio nerd and
not ashamed to say it, working at R1/1Xtra has always been my dream so to
finally be here is craaazy. I think we’re all still walking around in disbelief
like’ How am I here? Is this a really well thought out Dan and Phil prank?’ But
so far, so good. We have our passes and have done some BBC Training (All hail
Lord Reith) so we’re basically qualified to run the place now.

My schedule for the next 7
weeks is jam-packed, next week I’ll be working with Newsbeat which I’m really
looking forward to because a big part of me absolutely loves news and journalism so to spend time with Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s news team will be a great
insight.

I’ll also be working on
both breakfast shows, I’ll mainly be with the 1Xtra breakfast team which is great
because this show has been the soundtrack to me getting ready for school, sixth
form and uni over the years so to help out and see behind the scenes will be
exciting. I’m also going to be working on Clara Amfo’s show and Radio 1′s
breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw which I’m sure will be loads of fun! In a
couple of weeks I’ll sitting in on the legend that is David Rodigan’s show so
that’s pretty major!

To follow more of what I’m doing follow me on Instagram- orianajade_xo and
Twitter- @orianaaax
I’ll try to write regularly to give you the best insight into what it’s like being
an intern here! See yahhh. 

Allow me to introduce
myself, my name is… HOV! Lol jk I’m Oriana and I’m super excited to be here.
I’m 21 years old from Bradford and just finishing a Journalism degree at Leeds
Trinity University so doing this internship has come at a perfect time!

I’m a major radio nerd and
not ashamed to say it, working at R1/1Xtra has always been my dream so to
finally be here is craaazy. I think we’re all still walking around in disbelief
like’ How am I here? Is this a really well thought out Dan and Phil prank?’ But
so far, so good. We have our passes and have done some BBC Training (All hail
Lord Reith) so we’re basically qualified to run the place now.

My schedule for the next 7
weeks is jam-packed, next week I’ll be working with Newsbeat which I’m really
looking forward to because a big part of me absolutely loves news and journalism so to spend time with Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s news team will be a great
insight.

I’ll also be working on
both breakfast shows, I’ll mainly be with the 1Xtra breakfast team which is great
because this show has been the soundtrack to me getting ready for school, sixth
form and uni over the years so to help out and see behind the scenes will be
exciting. I’m also going to be working on Clara Amfo’s show and Radio 1′s
breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw which I’m sure will be loads of fun! In a
couple of weeks I’ll sitting in on the legend that is David Rodigan’s show so
that’s pretty major!

To follow more of what I’m doing follow me on Instagram- orianajade_xo and
Twitter- @orianaaax
I’ll try to write regularly to give you the best insight into what it’s like being
an intern here! See yahhh. 

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HELLOOOO!

Introductions are in order….

I’m Lucy, I’m a Drama graduate from Exeter University and I’ve
somehow managed to blag a place on the Where it Begins Internship scheme. Yeah I
know, they accept gingers… who would have thought?

At university, I got involved with my student radio station
Xpression FM – I presented a range of shows and even did some radio drama
before I became Head of Music in my final year. I did a few bits for BBC
Introducing in Devon, presented coverage of Hijacked Festival, set up my own music
blog – fast forward a few months and now I’m here.

I’m working on sooooooooooo many shows while I’m here so I’ll
give you the full list….

B. Traits, Toddla T, Friction, Mim Shaikh, R1/1Xtra Stories,
Annie Mac, Dance Anthems, Phil Taggart AND Huw Stephens. Oh and returning to my
old territory to work on the R1 Academy and Big Weekend.  NO BIG DEAL EH?

I’m so unbelievably excited to get stuck in – lots of crazy
stuff to follow!

Lucy

Twitter – @LucyKinghorn

Instagram – @LucyyElena