BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

LOVE YOU BYYYEEEE

It’s been a pleasure being a r1 and 1x intern and I hope that this is only the beginning of my radio career!

Dangerous Jag

- Dangerous Jag xoxoxo

It’s goodbye for now…

Today is a very sad day. So I’m going to keep this brief. 

It’s officially our last day as interns today. I seriously can’t believe how quick these 8 weeks have gone by; I remember walking in on my first day being completely in awe of everything. As cliche as it sounds, it has been an amazing experience and the last 2 months have just been like heaven!

I’ve learned so much much whilst being at R1 & 1X and this has been a life changing experience. I’m going to cherish every last moment for ever… (get a grip Ore).

If you are passionate about Radio all I can say is apply for this internship. Simple as that. 

Just want to say thank you everyone and hopefully I’ll see you guys sooner rather than later. 

Ore 

GOODBYE WORLD!!! 
It’s been real, but this ain’t the last you’ve heard of Ore, Hamza and Jaguar.
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GOODBYE WORLD!!! 

It’s been real, but this ain’t the last you’ve heard of Ore, Hamza and Jaguar.

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#RAVING WITH ANNIE MAC

Pre-raving with the QUEEN of raving herself, @anniemacdj 👑

She is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met!

I got to sit in on Annie’s show for part of my wildcard!

I also got to witness her phone call with Grimes for her Bedtime Mix feature on #MusicalHotWaterBottle! Grrrrreat day!

The End is Nigh!

Why is it that everything becomes increasingly awesome here when we’re about to leave?!

Radio 1 and 1Xtra have great perks: last week Hamza and I took a little intern outting to DJ Targets ‘Pitch Up’ event in Dalston. We got our drink on and met some cool people and saw the likes of M.O, G Frsh and Mikill Pane (and his rad socks).

I’ve learnt the hard way that most music industry people don’t like to dance at these kind of events, so when I was getting my twerk on (Ore style), I tragically, was the only one…

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I feel this photo relays the tone of the night well. Especially the gun fingers. 

This week I went to see Childish Gambino at the Brixton Academy with some of the 1Xtra music team which was AMAZING!!! He’s such a dude. I’mma start a fan club..

Yesterday we presented our projects to Ben Cooper which was scary/exhilarating/surprisingly fun. Not many people get to spend 15 minutes talking to the big boss himself and so it was a real honour to be given the opportunity to do so! He was smiling and nodding his head to my words, so I hope that means he liked it!

Next week, we are being scattered to different parts of the BBC for our wildcards. I’ll be working with BBC Radio Comedy which should be hilarious! (See what I did there?)

It’s going to be an emotional goodbye when we leave here next week sobs, but I know that each of us will do everything in our power to pry our way back into the BBC. This ain’t the end!

What a day!

'Ello 'Ello Intern Ore 'ere,

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. 

#REDLIPSBABY
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. 
RED LIPS BABY. 
Ore 

#REDLIPSBABY

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. 

RED LIPS BABY. 

Ore 

Jaguar UPDATE

Oh hi!

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!

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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….

Think I’ve found my favourite bbc mug! #Tiger #controversialcats #meow🐯☀️✌️

I don’t care if you say it’s a tiger. It’s the closest to a jaguar I could get!

- Jaguar

WHEN THE INTERNS MET… JESSIE WARE!

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Jaguar and Ore talk 50 Shades Of Grey, mistaken identities and in her light of her own journalistic background, Jessie starts to interview us!

When the Interns Met… Rizzle Kicks
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.] 

When the Interns Met… Rizzle Kicks

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.]