BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

*DISCLAIMER* AWKWARD PHOTO ALERT!!!
Here’s an awkward photo of Radio 1’s Scott Mills stood next to a overly happy fan (Intern Ore lols). 
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*DISCLAIMER* AWKWARD PHOTO ALERT!!!

Here’s an awkward photo of Radio 1’s Scott Mills stood next to a overly happy fan (Intern Ore lols). 

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An update from Hamza

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! 

Intern Ore: This update is titled ‘Life’

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, 

Ore 

(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) 

WHEN THE INTERNS MET… MELISSA STEEL

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Jaguar and Ore had a late breakfast chat with the lovely Kisses For Breakfast  singer Melissa Steel!

Jaguar: Early mornings, Gemma Cairney, and Coffeeeeee!

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:

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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!

                                                Big up ICE GEM!

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Intern Ore Update

Why hello there beautiful human’s of the interweb. It’s feels like agessssss since I last posted on here, so I thought I’d give you a little update on what I’ve been up to. 

It’s my third week here at Radio 1 & 1Xtra and I’m having the time of my life! (trust me, they didn’t pay me to say that..) I’ve always wanted to work for Radio 1 and I’m still finding this experience somewhat surreal, but hey I’m here, I’m having fun and I’m learning new things everyday! 

So all the interns have been assigned shows to work on for the next two weeks, and I have been paired up with the very lovable Scott Mills.(I honestly love that man and it’s fair to say he’s somewhat of a radio legend!) I’ve already witnessed the infamous radio feature known as “Innuendo Bingo” live, and my God it gets wet! Literally water EVERYWHERE!! I really don’t know how this managed to pass the BBC risk assessment…

The amount of preparation that goes into making a daytime show is crazy and Scott’s team are a real creative bunch. Maybe I’ll give you another update by the end of the week…

If you’ve never watched Innuendo Bingo, then this video is for you. I was somewhere in the studio, politely out of shot… 

Ore 

WHEN THE INTERNS MET… ELLA EYRE!

Today Jilly and Jaguar bonded with Ella Eyre over cats, big hair… and swimming caps at the incredible BBC Maida Vale Studios!

…We also met the Beatles…

WHEN THE INTERNS MET… THE SCRIPT!

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This morning Jaguar and a pink-onesied Ore have ‘Sofa Time’ with Glen from The Script. 

We talked Tinder, awkward encounters at urinals and superheroes…

Steven Spielberg eat your heart out. Hamza gets behind the lens for our new video. 

Steven Spielberg eat your heart out. Hamza gets behind the lens for our new video. 

WHEN THE INTERNS MET… LILY ALLEN!

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First of our many interviews for our *hushhush* on-going video project ‘When The Interns Met…’ 

Stay tuned!