BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Interns

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

“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