BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

“Zane Lowe: My boy Rory just leant on the lights and made it all sexy”
Greg James: Who’s Rory?
Zane Lowe: I don’t know, some dude. I call him my boy… I only just met him, he seems like he’s decent.”
The Zane Lowe Show, Maida Vale, 29/01/14

   
Hi Everyone! My name’s Rory, I’m the laziest and slowest to blog of the current Radio 1 & 1Xtra interns. The above happened to me a few weeks back when I accidentally leant on the light switch during Zane’s on-air monologue. Somewhat embarrassing, but also rather funny. I’m hoping “seems like he’s decent” might do for a CV reference from now on.
After being presented to the floor and remembering absolutely no one’s names on day 1, we (interns Jo, Joanne and me) got stuck in to some training, of which the highlight was the BBC’s creative leadership programme, teaching us lots of little tips and tricks for getting the most out of brainstorms and whatnot.
With our minds thoroughly fried, week 2 brought with it the first proper placement which, for me, was a dream-fulfilling week on the Zane Lowe show. All three of us have quite different schedules for the whole 8 weeks, so after training together in the first week, we’ve all been working different hours and doing different things. I’ve spent 2 weeks on Phil and Alice, and am now spending a week with the team behind Charlie Sloth’s hip-hop show, B Traits and Friction. There’s lots of different ways production teams get you to help, and making tea is not actually one of them! I’ve helped edit interviews and presenter scripts, phoned up potential on-air guests and tonnes more besides.
There have been too many highlights to mention all of them, but a top three would include seeing Bombay Bicycle Club live at Maida Vale, sitting in on the playlist meetings and rapping on Phil and Alice’s show. I think the latter is a highlight; although it may come back to haunt me in several years’ time.

I promise to be quicker with my next blog! Until then…

Rory

“Zane Lowe: My boy Rory just leant on the lights and made it all sexy”

Greg James: Who’s Rory?

Zane Lowe: I don’t know, some dude. I call him my boy… I only just met him, he seems like he’s decent.”

The Zane Lowe Show, Maida Vale, 29/01/14

   

Hi Everyone! My name’s Rory, I’m the laziest and slowest to blog of the current Radio 1 & 1Xtra interns. The above happened to me a few weeks back when I accidentally leant on the light switch during Zane’s on-air monologue. Somewhat embarrassing, but also rather funny. I’m hoping “seems like he’s decent” might do for a CV reference from now on.

After being presented to the floor and remembering absolutely no one’s names on day 1, we (interns Jo, Joanne and me) got stuck in to some training, of which the highlight was the BBC’s creative leadership programme, teaching us lots of little tips and tricks for getting the most out of brainstorms and whatnot.

With our minds thoroughly fried, week 2 brought with it the first proper placement which, for me, was a dream-fulfilling week on the Zane Lowe show. All three of us have quite different schedules for the whole 8 weeks, so after training together in the first week, we’ve all been working different hours and doing different things. I’ve spent 2 weeks on Phil and Alice, and am now spending a week with the team behind Charlie Sloth’s hip-hop show, B Traits and Friction. There’s lots of different ways production teams get you to help, and making tea is not actually one of them! I’ve helped edit interviews and presenter scripts, phoned up potential on-air guests and tonnes more besides.

There have been too many highlights to mention all of them, but a top three would include seeing Bombay Bicycle Club live at Maida Vale, sitting in on the playlist meetings and rapping on Phil and Alice’s show. I think the latter is a highlight; although it may come back to haunt me in several years’ time.

I promise to be quicker with my next blog! Until then…

Rory

Hi there everyone! My name’s Joanne, and I’ve been on my Take It On internship a month now.

So far I’ve had training, an exciting 2 weeks with Trevor Nelson’s team on 1Xtra, and I’ve learnt absolutely loads… editing for features, seeing how the DJs handle guests and callers and also how the producers and the DJs work together and make it all happen on air.
I’ve really enjoyed being on the 1xtra playlist team, which is where you listen to future records… and it’s made me even more excited for my week with them that’s coming up!
But probably my highlight so far was doing an editorial for Trevor Nelson’s producer and having my question used on air when he was interviewing Childish Gambino.
Also – lucky me – I got to see 4 acts in the live lounge. Childish Gambino, Angel Haze, Katy B and Kid Ink – check them out online!
At the moment I’m helping out with the Sunday Surgery and Top 40 teams for two weeks, then after that I’m with the music team where hopefully I will just get to listen to music all day (not a bad life). Then after that I’m working with the documentaries team… yes, Radio 1 does do documentaries, don’t forget it!

Until next time, check you later.

Joanne.

 

Hi there everyone! My name’s Joanne, and I’ve been on my Take It On internship a month now.

So far I’ve had training, an exciting 2 weeks with Trevor Nelson’s team on 1Xtra, and I’ve learnt absolutely loads… editing for features, seeing how the DJs handle guests and callers and also how the producers and the DJs work together and make it all happen on air.

I’ve really enjoyed being on the 1xtra playlist team, which is where you listen to future records… and it’s made me even more excited for my week with them that’s coming up!

But probably my highlight so far was doing an editorial for Trevor Nelson’s producer and having my question used on air when he was interviewing Childish Gambino.

Also – lucky me – I got to see 4 acts in the live lounge. Childish Gambino, Angel Haze, Katy B and Kid Ink – check them out online!

At the moment I’m helping out with the Sunday Surgery and Top 40 teams for two weeks, then after that I’m with the music team where hopefully I will just get to listen to music all day (not a bad life). Then after that I’m working with the documentaries team… yes, Radio 1 does do documentaries, don’t forget it!

Until next time, check you later.

Joanne.

 

So, this week was my last working on Charlie’s show, very sad but still I now get to spend a week with some specialist shows such as Friction and B Traits.

Whilst working on Charlie’s show I picked up some great skills, I can now use the various softwares such as Star track for editing, Highlander and VCS so hopefully whilst working on the next few shows I’ll look like I know what I’m doing, fingers crossed. 

Whilst on Charlie’s show i cliped all the podcasts together so go check them out on the 1xtra website, I also worked with the Team Assistants and learn’t the ropes when it comes to audeince interaction, so I was manning the Twitter page and phone box so hopefully we got some of tweets read out on air. XD

So, this week was my last working on Charlie’s show, very sad but still I now get to spend a week with some specialist shows such as Friction and B Traits.

Whilst working on Charlie’s show I picked up some great skills, I can now use the various softwares such as Star track for editing, Highlander and VCS so hopefully whilst working on the next few shows I’ll look like I know what I’m doing, fingers crossed.

Whilst on Charlie’s show i cliped all the podcasts together so go check them out on the 1xtra website, I also worked with the Team Assistants and learn’t the ropes when it comes to audeince interaction, so I was manning the Twitter page and phone box so hopefully we got some of tweets read out on air. XD

A perk of the job, bumping into celebs…. I felt it important to share!!

A perk of the job, bumping into celebs…. I felt it important to share!!

So all last week I’ve been working on the Charlie Sloth show on Radio 1xtra, Monday was a very surreal day actually meeting Charlie as I’am a massive fan of the show so to meet him and watch him at work was very strange but such fun! After that I began working along side the Producers, A/P’s and team assistant helping to make the weekly podcast. check it out: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/1xcharlie

And this week is my last week working on Charlie’s show so here’s to making the most of it…

XD

So all last week I’ve been working on the Charlie Sloth show on Radio 1xtra, Monday was a very surreal day actually meeting Charlie as I’am a massive fan of the show so to meet him and watch him at work was very strange but such fun! After that I began working along side the Producers, A/P’s and team assistant helping to make the weekly podcast. check it out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/1xcharlie

And this week is my last week working on Charlie’s show so here’s to making the most of it…

XD

So first week over and now the real fun begins! Thursday and Friday the people at the BBC actually trusted us with the equipment as we went through our studio training. I’ve got to say it was so much fun! Although I think I still need a lot more practice, but hey ho, practice makes perfect XD
So first week over and now the real fun begins! Thursday and Friday the people at the BBC actually trusted us with the equipment as we went through our studio training. I’ve got to say it was so much fun! Although I think I still need a lot more practice, but hey ho, practice makes perfect XD

So first week over and now the real fun begins! Thursday and Friday the people at the BBC actually trusted us with the equipment as we went through our studio training. I’ve got to say it was so much fun! Although I think I still need a lot more practice, but hey ho, practice makes perfect XD

Here we are

Hi everyone,

So here we are the brand new, shiny, all singing all dancing interns of 2014.

So… My name is Jo I’m 22 and from Manchester, yes I’ve had to move down to the scary London Town although it’s not been very scary yet in fact I’m really enjoying London, especially how often the buses come (Thumbs up)

Anyway…..

I am here at the BBC as an intern for the Take It On Scheme for Radio 1 and 1Xtra so i’ll be tracking my time here for all to see, unfortunately this week is Health and Safety crazy so don’t expect to much this week.

Picture to come

Peace x

Its been emotional..
Merry Christmas everyone!

Its been emotional..

Merry Christmas everyone!

THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1
Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -
On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 
So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.
To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?
The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.
I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!
Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.
Katie x
THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1
Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -
On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 
So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.
To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?
The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.
I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!
Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.
Katie x
THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1
Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -
On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 
So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.
To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?
The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.
I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!
Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.
Katie x
THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1
Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -
On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 
So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.
To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?
The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.
I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!
Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.
Katie x
THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1
Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -
On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 
So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.
To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?
The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.
I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!
Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.
Katie x

THE BEST OF THE WORST 2013 - ON BBC RADIO 1

Hi everyone, intern Katie here again - hope you’re all good! Us interns have been fairly quiet as of late and we’ve got a pretty cool reason as to why. As previously promised, we’ve been busy working on something very exciting.. so here it is -

On our first week at Radio 1/1Xtra HQ, one of our lovely radio parents (good evening Piers Bradford) showed us a physical copy of the Christmas schedule for the station, pointed to the 10pm - Midnight slot on Boxing Night and basically told us ‘there you go, we’re giving you a slot to create a show, good luck and make it happen’ - NO. BIG. DEAL. 

So over the past 8 weeks we began coming up with ideas, approx 31 to be precise, which we then filtered down to what we felt would work best, stand out on the schedule and prove something which we can get really excited about. To be able to get the opportunity to create, script, produce and edit our own show to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is pretty mind-blowing and an opportunity we will always be beyond grateful for.

To not spoil the surprise too much, a summary of our show is that it is Radio 1’s 'Best of The Worst 2013' - the anti-Christmas show, presented by the wonderful Alice Levine. All those tracks that shouldn’t have made the charts, those celebrity musical tabloid tales that were so ridiculous how could they have been true, to those pop fails of the year that we just have to shed some light on. Expect rants, impressions, LOLs and the R1 Family representing - there is nothing else you should be doing this Boxing Night 10pm - Midnight than listening to BBC Radio 1. We’re very proud of it and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of and we hope that comes across to you! Plus, if you’re busy passed out after too many minced pies and glasses of *cough* Schloer *cough* you can of course catch up on iPlayer throughout the week after. Merry Christmas or what?

The lovely radio dons over at the iconic Christmas Radio Times even picked the show as one of their top choices for the 26th December - thanks to our agents for that one, your Xmas bonus is en route! I jest.

I’ll be providing my farefall post as an intern later this week to fill you in on the tales from the last few weeks and what have been my overall highlights so I shall literally, keep you posted!

Until then, from the boys and I - thanks for following.

Katie x

Almost at the end!

Hey all! We were going to write some nice posts about our exciting week at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, but we decided to do something different.

So for the next 15 minutes, you can listen to us chat about what we have been doing and put voices to the faces!

We recorded this on Friday 22nd, for anyone wondering!

#InternDavid #InternRussell #InternKatie