On Friday, our Sting Radio DJs visited Radio Bicester (soon to be the home of Sting Radio) for a training day.

We met Sam and Ross, and introduced ourselves and what we do on the radio show. We made name badges to show our DJ names and interests, before getting into pairs to do a listening activity and introduce our partner to the rest of the group. You can see some of our DJs with their name badges on Flickr and Facebook.

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Sam from Radio Bicester answers our questions.

After a tea break, we had a question and answer session with Sam and Ross from Radio Bicester. We told them about the history of Sting Radio – how it grew from 6 DJs and an hour and a half scripted recorded show to a 2 hour unscripted live show with 20 DJs. We also talked about the role of the producer, link DJs, and DJ slots.

These are some of the questions that we asked…

My Life My Choice: When do you broadcast?

Radio Bicester: Between 10am and 3pm.

My Life My Choice: How can people listen?

Radio Bicester: People can listen online.

My Life My Choice: Do you have a license to play music?

Radio Bicester: Yes. We have a PPL license.

My Life My Choice: How many people work here?

Radio Bicester: The station is mostly run by volunteers.

My Life My Choice: How many listeners do you get?

Radio Bicester: 5000-6000 listeners a month.

Paul and Graham test our the equipment

Paul and Graham test our the equipment

We were then shown how to use the equipment in the studio.

We are really looking forward to broadcasting our first show here!

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