Today has been somewhat of a surreal day for me. Possibly the highlight of my infant media career so far. So, I had to wake up extra early today (4am) as I was shadowing the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 (the most listened to show in the country might I add!). I actually asked to sit in on the show because I thought it’d be really great to see how another BBC radio station operates. Even though it was completely different to Radio 1 and 1 Xtra it was still a very enjoyable experience; Chris is such a pro and he makes presenting a radio show look so effortless.
After the Breakfast Show I had to run back to R1 & 1X HQ to do last minute prep for my big presentation to the head of both networks, Ben Cooper. Long story short we were given research tasks at the beginning of our interships and we had to present our findings in the penultimate week; to be fair it went better than I expected. He was very understanding and was eager to hear what we had come up with.
Spending your morning with Chris Evans and Ben Cooper. Just your average Thursday to be honest.
Oh yeah, Mr Evans signed my book. Of course I was excited. Who wouldn’t be.
Right, I wish there was a reasonable explanation as to why I have make up on my face. However there isn’t. So yesterday afternoon, we the interns shot a funny little video with the very beautiful Miss Sarah-Jane Crawford.
I’m not going to tell what actually happened in the video because it’ll ruin the surprise…But do look out for it because I’m sure it’ll make you cuckle.
It’s all part of the job and to be honest with you, I think I look pretty cute with make up on. Don’t you? In the meantime, you can sit (or stand, or even lie down, depending on your current location) and just take in this awesome piece of photography.
Been working with the 1Xtra Music Team for the past two weeks which means listening to TUNES TUNES TUNES all day! (Can’t complain really!) Went to GRFSH’s launch for his new EP which was an awesome experience (free champagne too!).
I had been working with Sarah-Jane Crawford the week before. It’s been pretty unreal working with one of my favourite DJ ever! There were several points where she gave me a mic and I got to talk live on 1Xtra which was siiiiick! You can check it out here.
I also was lucky enough to get a pic with the selfie queen herself!
Ore and I have been vox popping this week on Oxford Street for our research projects. It was so much fun running up to random people and chatting to them. It’s amusing how many people get so drawn in by the legendary Radio 1 microphones (or shake their heads and walk away in disapproval - but we didn’t interview those people…)
Finally, probably the most exciting part of my BBC adventures is finding my signature mug….
I don’t care if you say it’s a tiger. It’s the closest to a jaguar I could get!
Jilly here! Today Hamza and I had a chat with Rizzle Kicks about who’s the better dancer, Fresh Prince of Bel Air tattoos and strange gifts from fans ahead of their Live Lounge with Fearne [Side Note: Lounge is probably the hardest word to spell in the English language.]
Yoo wassup everybody, intern Hamza here. Apologies for my lack of updates in the last couple of weeks, I’ve just been getting caught up in the station!! My last 2 weeks were spent working with MistaJam’s Team. Although we spent a lot of time arguing about how to correctly make tea, a lot of work was done. I spent my time cleaning mixes, researching show features and just learning about the structure of the show as a whole. All in all it was great to be working on grime and hiphop from a professional perspective and I can only end by saying a massive big ups to Mistajam, his producer Janine and assistant producer James.
This week I’ve started with the visualisation team and it’s been a good start. I’ve had the chance to expand my filming and editing knowledge + meet some very cool people.
Anyways that’s me for now, I’ll keep you updated in due course. PEACE!
Let’s be honest, I’m pretty pants at uploading on this Tumblr. I’ve lost my way a bit, but hey I’m back!
Seeing as it’s been so long since I’ve posted, let me fill you in (word to Craig David) on what I’ve been up to since we last spoke. So my two weeks with Scott Mills and his team has come to end and I’m really really really sad :’(
I honestly love Scott; to spend two weeks watching and learning from one of my favourite presenters has been an absolute pleasure. How can one be so good at the radio? Even though it sounds like I’ve been sat around watching, I’ve actually contributed significantly to the circus that is “The Scott Mills Show”. I sourced and edited clips for Innuendo Bingo and the Homes Under The Hammer Game, called up potential callers to go on air and helped plan for future projects I’m not actually allowed to talk about. Soz.
There’s never a dull moment with Scott and his team and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 2 weeks with them, even though I don’t want to leave….
For the next two weeks I’m working with the Live Events/BBC Introducing team. Oh yeah, did I mention I get to go to Reading Festival?!?!?!
Working for Radio 1 & 1Xtra has surpassed my expectations and I 100% know that I want to be back in this building at some point in the future.
Love You Bye,
(One more thing, I literally beg you to watch this Innuendo Bingo with Dev, skip to 7:36 and thank me later…”Shushila Likmabam” hehehe)
Soooooo I’ve just finished working on Gemma Cairney’s show for the week which meant coming into work at 5AM and 3:45AM today (!!!!).
Admittedly, I felt like someone had smashed my alarm clock into my skull when I had to get up at 3AM this morning and was filled with both horror and despair at how unnaturally early it was:
All I can say is thank da Loooord for coffee. I’ve started documenting my caffeine intake on a ‘Coffee Count’ chart I made. I wonder how many I will have consumed by the end of the 8 weeks!
However, as soon as I got to the studio, and the electronic housey vibes of the previous show hit me, I felt alive again. The rush being at Radio 1 gives you is the best wake up call you can get, and soon enough, I was laughing away those early morning blues with Gemma and Producer Rhodri!
I’ve had the most incredible time working on this show, Gemma is hilarious to work with and her bubbly, fun-loving character is contagious!
We had a little chat about Mr Motivator, some 90’s dude in pink lycra on-air this morning which was both ridiculous and surreal! You can check it out here!
Despite it having been a long week, I refreshed and uplifted after working on her show!