As mentioned before, I’ve been having problems getting to go to a TV or a Radio shoot, or at least a big one anyways. I managed to get a few tickets, but they always seemed to be at a pretty bad time for me, which has been frustrating and unfortunate. However I have seen Dozens of shows being broadcast Live during my work experience at Corby Radio, Obviously this doesn’t have a live audience (besides a few admin staff and news workers) but it’s at least something to talk about, I’m still applying for tickets and will hopefully be able to go to a TV shoot soon, but until then here are my thoughts on the broadcast and preparation for ‘The Corby Journal’ on Corby Radio.
The Corby Journal is a morning show broadcast on Corby Radio between 10am and ending at 1pm it is preceded by Andy Coupland’s breakfast show and followed by ‘The Mystery Year’ which is a number of tracks played after each other from one single year. The journal is hosted by Des Barber, who also runs Corby Radio. The show has a number of different features that occur in each broadcast, these include ‘The Teatime Teaser’ which is a question about a Television show, usually ones that 30-40 year old+ listeners would remember. for example from the last show I seen recorded the question was, ‘what was the name of the college in The Young Ones’ this was one of the more modern shows. another feature is ‘The Voice’ which is a short piece about events and opportunities in the local area; Eg: A charity fundraiser. there is also the ‘2012 Soul Spot’ this is Two soul tracks at 20 minutes to 12 every broadcast and also the ‘Two by Who?’ which is two tracks from a listeners requested artist. ‘Eg: two tracks from U2’
as well as the above Des tries to encourage listening audience participation by accepting requests and shout outs and by reading out people’s answers to the teaser question. He also talks about any strange news stories that have been brought to his attention from admin or the news. occasionally Des will also give out interviews, recently on the show he had an interview with a Corby Councilor that covered a wide range of topics and lasted over 20 minutes.
I was impressed by the way des interacted with his ‘virtual’ audience, whenever I told him a comment someone had sent by the phone, he seemed to know who would have said it before I gave a name, showing that they are probably his regualars.