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Budmouth College students going radio gaga
TUNING IN: DJ Harry Richards with logo competions winners Rowan Wood and Matt Froom, and headteacher David Akers and Stephen Wibley
STUDENTS and staff at Budmouth College have launched a new student radio station.
Budmouth Radio has broadcast its first show and will now go out live on the school’s intranet and in the school buildings during school hours.
Students will be providing the voice of the station which will play a mixture of music as well as involving different educational disciplines like drama, English and music.
Project managers Stephen Wibley and Jon Wilkinson said it was a great opportunity for students to ‘to broaden their skills and promote student engagement across the curriculum’.
Since last summer the Budmouth team has been working to secure funding for the new radio station.
They ran a competition to design a logo which was won by students Matthew Froom and Rowan Wood.
The first DJ on the radio was student Harry Richards who took to the airwaves during morning registration and Charley Vincent was one of the first voices.
Mr Wibley said that students had been involved with Air Community Radio station, which is based at Westfield Arts College, and the schools had been working closely on the project. He said: “To start off with its music and we will use it for things across the curriculum.
“In drama we are making up some plays for on-air, the PE department want to use it to advertise the clubs and promote the events they have coming up. We will use it to inform the students.”
It is hoped that in addition to the music there will be poetry and live recordings of bands from the school.
The radio station has a recording studio so that bands will be able to record live sessions and these can be uploaded into the radio playlist.
Mr Wibley said they had a great response from the students to the new station.
He said: “Lots of students have come up to me saying can I be on it, and the answer is yes.”