Media students from Yeovil College have helped to record a radio outside broadcast at Yeovil Literary Festival.
The broadcast was organised by Radio Ninesprings – the new community radio station for Yeovil – as part of a creative industries training project funded by Somerset County Council.
The students helped to set-up microphones, mix sound and edit the recordings made of guest speakers at events at the Octagon theatre and Yeovil Library.
16 year old Will Roney of Yeovil said “This was the first time that I had been involved in recording a live performance. I learned a great deal about how to plan a radio broadcast and working within a team. The opportunity has given me valuable experience to put-on my CV when I apply for work in the media industries at the end of my college course”.
Project Manager of Radio Ninesprings, Steve Haigh said: “Without the funding from Somerset County Council Radio Ninesprings would not have been able to set-up the recording sessions and the students would have missed out on a great learning opportunity. The funding will last to March of next year and we shall be recruiting other students onto the training project during this time”.
The events recorded by the students at Yeovil Literary Festival included the presentation of the Yeovil Literary Awards and talks by local authors James Crowden and Jack Sweet about their books on WW1.
The recordings will be available to ‘hear again’ when Radio Ninespring launches a new website in December.
Photo: 16 year old Will Roney and 19 year old Kelly Siford of Yeovil College with Radio Ninesprings Technical Director Adrian Dening