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.