Posted on 27/03/2012
Members of the Insanity Radio team.
The student team behind Insanity Radio 103.2FM handed over the decks to a new generation of DJs and radio producers during a series of workshops this month.
The College radio station at Royal Holloway, University of London invited members from Staines Nacro Centre – a crime reduction charity that works with ex-offenders, disadvantaged people and deprived communities – into their studio to learn how to produce a radio show.
In a series of two hour workshops, the young people went behind the scenes at Insanity Radio learning how to DJ, make jingles and discover how to put a radio programme together.
Emma Clifton, a third year music and psychology student and Head of Events at Insanity, said: “We explained the responsibilities of a community radio station and talked about the laws involved as well as teaching them the fun sides to it.”
Insanity Radio recently switched from a web-based radio station to broadcasting on 103.2 FM. The change moved the student-run station into the world of Community FM radio, increasing its responsibility and commitment to serving the needs of the wider community beyond the Royal Holloway campus.
The workshops, which were organised through the College's Community Action Volunteering team, formed part of the radio station’s efforts to engage and involve the local community and culminated in the Nacro group broadcasting their own show live last Wednesday (21 March).
“It was very rewarding and we all got a lot out of sharing our expertise and passion for the radio station,” Emma said. “We love everything we do on Insanity and it’s great to share it with young people who don’t get the opportunity to do this sort of thing and maybe inspire them in their future careers.”
For more information visit the Insanity Radio website. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering visit the Community Action Volunteering website.