The British Council is offering another six members of the UK’s Student Radio Association the chance to produce and present their weekly radio show, The Selector.
Originally launched in 2001, The Selector is weekly new music show with interviews, mixes and live sessions, produced by Folded Wing.
The winner of 2013/14’s first ever SRA Selector initiative was Jack Saunders of Fly FM at Nottingham Trent University, and the prize was a trip to Mexico where Jack visited The Selector’s sister station in Mexico City, Ibero 90.9 FM.
Jack said of the experience: “The SRA Selector puts you in a professional environment, but you have that student radio freedom to pretty much do whatever you want with the show. From the training at Folded Wing to the moment I stepped on stage as the winner I was always learning. How to mic up, mix and produce a session properly, specialist music presenting, how the music industry works, tailoring a brand to an audience. The SRA Selector is not about just sitting in front of a mic and reading a script it’s about getting creative and putting your own big ideas to the test against a credible music brand. That’s not something you get to do everyday! So take the opportunity because you might surprise yourself, I did and I’m now sitting at a presenting gig at Kerrang! Radio. You have to give this your all, no half measures.”
Phil Catchpole, Selector Programme Manager for The British Council said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be working alongside the Student Radio Association and Folded Wing again after the tremendous outcomes we had last year. To be able to identify and develop fantastic young broadcasting talent using our unique radio show is a wonderful thing for the British Council to be doing here in the UK alongside our extensive work overseas.”
For more details and to apply, visit this link.