BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

Meet The Interns (July - Aug 2014)

Meet(Right To Left) Hamza, Jaguar, Jilly, Ore 

Hamza: Yoooo, Hamza here, no one likes a long intro so ill keep short and sweet. I currently run my own radio show and have been building up this brand for the last 5 years.  Were most known for our grime freestyle videos on Youtube but span over Soundcloud, Blogs etc as well. I’m also a rapper in the upcoming hip hop collective Lucid Drift so love all creative aspects of music + the organisational and editing side of things. I’ll be working on Mistajam’s show + with the visualisation team so watch this space because there’s BIG THINGS TO COME!!

Jaguar: Yo, I’m Jaguar (like the cat not the car), a student at Leeds uni. I didn’t realise how intense my love for radio was until I joined Student Radio last year and began presenting and producing my own show: Dangerous Jag.I’ll be working on Gemma Cairney’s and Sarah-Jane Crawford’s shows on R1 and 1Xtra and CANNOT WAIT! Currently loving life with these guys at R1 - although in this photo we do resemble some cringey 90’s band… 

Jilly:  I’m Jilly, I’m from Belfast and I’ve just finished my second year of English at Uni. It has to be said, as summer jobs go, interning at R1 seems a pretty sweet deal… 

Ore:Why hello there, My name is Ore (Yes, it is spelled like that famous biscuit brand lols.) Right, let’s get the boring stuff out of the way; I’m 18 years old, I blog for various websites, I do a bit of presenting, I’ve literally just finished College and I’ve somehow managed to blag myself this job at Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Music is life, I literally heart music and I’m incredibly passionate about Radio! For the next 2 months I’m working here and you can follow my journey on this Tumblr! (Don’t we look a little bit like Liberty X? HOOOOOOOOOOOOO *Ala Scott Mills*)   

So this is it! The Take it On Scheme has come to an end for us today. We just had our goodbye donuts which were both really yummy and really sad.

These last two weeks I have been with the marketing team, although a lot of my time has been taken up by my Newsbeat research project and all the crying I’ve been doing, realising it’s the imminent end of the 8 weeks.

It’s been an amazing experience, one that I probably should have documented better on this tumblr than I have. Luckily the Jo’s have been much better.

Good luck to all those who apply to be in the next group!

Rory

The End

 Hi Everyone, Intern Joanne here. This is my last week – last day – with the very cool music team, selecting the future tunes that you’ll be listening to. And what the future holds for me, I don’t know. But what I do know is I’ve had a fantastic, amazing 8 weeks.

If you are going to do this internship my one piece of advice is to be keen, ask, ask and don’t stop asking. Big ups to all the teams, everyone is so friendly.

Until the next time,

Joanne.

Last Day :(

I cannot believe today is my last day and my last post.
I’ll be finishing off this week working on Sarah Jane’s show which has been a blast and I’ve learnt a lot from working with the Assistant Producer and Producer and it has been a great show to finish on.

Also myself and the other interns have been working on a little video project that we were set which we all filmed and I finished editing today, even though it was a short project it was a lot of fun and took me back to my Uni days.

I just wanted to say a big Thank You to the BBC and the Take It On Scheme, this whole opportunity has been a fantastic experience and something I will never forget. From the moment I got here till this very last day I’ve had a blast. I have learnt so much and had a chance to experience lots of new things. I would recommend anyone interested in media and radio to check out the internship and apply! Trust me you’ll love it!

Peace out people
Jo
xxx

"Will you go on a date with me?"

Something rather funny happened the other day, I was simply sat in the office finishing off some work when I was summoned to one of the studios for a surprise… find out why on BBC iPlayer Charlie Sloth 10/03/14 (last hour)

Jo

Going Good

So it is my last week here at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra which is a really sad thought but has been a fantastic experience. So I have been spending my time working on Sarah Jane’s show and with the whole team which has been great and I have been able to put together everything I’ve learnt throughout my time here, working alongside the Assistant Producer and Producer on this show and other shows has been a real eye opener for me, being a Producer is possible something I’d like to aim for but it’s still early days.

Ohh and yes last week I presented my research project to all the big bosses and phew I survived ha! No but in all honesty it was a lot of fun and a brilliant opportunity to feedback to the people who can make things happen. They all seemed really pleased with my pitch and in fact I was asked to take my research to the department that was currently working on the website, so I’ve literally just come back from that meeting and again I was able to give some insights and thoughts on the project as well as having a sneak peak as to what they have so far.


Jo

Last Couple of Weeks

So it’s nearing the end but the fun doesn’t stop. Coming up myself and the other interns will be pitching our research and findings to Ben Cooper and other big bosses, quite scary really but in case I haven’t told you, myself and my fellow Interns were set a research brief at the start of our internship, each of us were given a question which we took and conducted weeks of research on and gathered lots of findings and insights which we get to pitch to the big bosses and hopefully give them some ideas which could be utilised within the BBC. Don’t get me wrong though, “weeks of research” isn’t as bad as it seems basically it involves talking to lots of people including your friends and family and collecting their thoughts and ideas, so yes I’ve quite enjoyed it. I hope Mr Cooper does too!

But as well I’ve been able to record some of the Voice Overs/ Beds for International Women’s Day so watch out for those on shows like Sarah Jane Crawford, Adele Roberts, Sian Anderson and Jamz Supernova on Friday and Saturday. Also I’ve been working alongside one of the other interns to help schedule the shows and track listings for International Women’s Day.

………….and…. yes more… I am going to be working on my last show here which will be Sarah Jane Crawford which is very exciting! I’ll be helping out the Producer and Assistant Producer and working alongside the Team Assistants. So I’ll come back with another post soon!

Jo

So I’ve had a really busy week working on Access All Areas working alongside the Impact and Development Team and lots of other people who joined the team. Basically we opened the doors of BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra and allowed the lucky audience members who applied into the studios to create an hour’s worth of content. In total we created 39 shows and yes that mean 39 hours of content, so you can imagine how hectic it was. It involved working long hours and really pitching in and working as a team which am glad to say we did and it was great to see something so ambition turn into a reality. Some of the roles I was responsible for were collecting guests making sure they were well looked after, organising consent forms and go through running orders and schedules with the guests, as well as editing the beds and sound effects for each individual show. I must admit this was one of my most enjoyable projects whilst on my internship. We all worked so hard as a team and pulled off what we wanted to achieve and it was a huge success. 
Jo

So I’ve had a really busy week working on Access All Areas working alongside the Impact and Development Team and lots of other people who joined the team. Basically we opened the doors of BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra and allowed the lucky audience members who applied into the studios to create an hour’s worth of content. In total we created 39 shows and yes that mean 39 hours of content, so you can imagine how hectic it was. It involved working long hours and really pitching in and working as a team which am glad to say we did and it was great to see something so ambition turn into a reality. Some of the roles I was responsible for were collecting guests making sure they were well looked after, organising consent forms and go through running orders and schedules with the guests, as well as editing the beds and sound effects for each individual show. I must admit this was one of my most enjoyable projects whilst on my internship. We all worked so hard as a team and pulled off what we wanted to achieve and it was a huge success.
Jo

Week 6: Accessing areas and producing parties.

Hi all! Intern Rory here, giving you an update post-AAA month, which has seen the Radio 1 office morph into a combination of Big Brother and the Boiler Room.
The premise for Access all Areas was to show everyone what’s actually going on behind the scenes at Radio 1 & 1Xtra. This has led to keeping the studio webcams on for the whole of shows, attaching cameras to various unlucky DJs, interviewing as many staff as possible and even tweeting live from a playlist meeting.
Last week’s concluding spectacular was the AAA dance party. Turning the green room into a club was a bizarre experience for everyone involved, but in the end it went off without a hitch; guests and staff alike had a blast.
But it has been business as usual for a lot of the shows. Two weeks ago I spent my time on the production team that works on the Friction/B Traits/Charlie Sloth hippy-hop shows, and had a wild albeit tiring night staying up until 5am to watch the Friction go out live Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Last week I was helping the AAA studio, where we invited people into the studios to record their own shows. Aled is now in hibernation following what was an amazing week of logging, compiling, laughing and crying. A standout moment for me was watching one of the guests get presented with two Avicii tickets for a show that night, and his mouth’s inability to close itself for a few minutes.
We all have our research project pitches this week. Mine is based around Newsbeat, and will see me delivering my thoughts to a lot of people who can actually make the ideas a reality.  Scary stuff.

Not long left of the placement now! All us interns are getting a bit sad at the prospect of returning to reality.

Bye for now,

Rory

Week 6: Accessing areas and producing parties.

Hi all! Intern Rory here, giving you an update post-AAA month, which has seen the Radio 1 office morph into a combination of Big Brother and the Boiler Room.

The premise for Access all Areas was to show everyone what’s actually going on behind the scenes at Radio 1 & 1Xtra. This has led to keeping the studio webcams on for the whole of shows, attaching cameras to various unlucky DJs, interviewing as many staff as possible and even tweeting live from a playlist meeting.

Last week’s concluding spectacular was the AAA dance party. Turning the green room into a club was a bizarre experience for everyone involved, but in the end it went off without a hitch; guests and staff alike had a blast.

But it has been business as usual for a lot of the shows. Two weeks ago I spent my time on the production team that works on the Friction/B Traits/Charlie Sloth hippy-hop shows, and had a wild albeit tiring night staying up until 5am to watch the Friction go out live Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Last week I was helping the AAA studio, where we invited people into the studios to record their own shows. Aled is now in hibernation following what was an amazing week of logging, compiling, laughing and crying. A standout moment for me was watching one of the guests get presented with two Avicii tickets for a show that night, and his mouth’s inability to close itself for a few minutes.

We all have our research project pitches this week. Mine is based around Newsbeat, and will see me delivering my thoughts to a lot of people who can actually make the ideas a reality.  Scary stuff.

Not long left of the placement now! All us interns are getting a bit sad at the prospect of returning to reality.

Bye for now,

Rory

Half way through :(

So I’ve just finished a week working on the specialist shows where I got to understand the world of pre-recorded shows or ‘Pre-Rec’ if you’re in the bizz ha! Very different to live shows I must admit but still just as much fun and in all honestly you can relax just a tad more because if something goes wrong… No worries you can just record it again. I got to watch Friction at work and yes it’s true he really is the master of Drum and Bass!!
But now I embark on my week working on Access All Areas with the Impact and Development Teams. Not sure exactly what I’ll be doing as of yet but it’s all about letting are audiences get that step closer to what we do here at Radio 1 & 1Xtra, so far we have had ‘U Control the DJ’ and ‘George the Poet’ and coming up it’s ‘BBC Studio Time’. I’ll be back with another post soon to let you know what I’ve been up to….

Jo