A KEVI Radio team of Year 10 students Naomi Kendall, William Brown & Josh Benkhabeb-House (accompanied by curriculum support staff Mr Paterson), provided music & information throughout The King Edward VI School’s Open Evening for this year.
The radio broadcasting event was particularly nerve-racking, as it was their first ever ‘live’ broadcast.
It followed months of training with KEVI Radio coordinator Mr. White. The students had previously created a playlist of music, designed to entertain potential student`s family members, who came to visit the school.
From the Beatles to Beyoncé: all tastes were covered. Music, chat & jingles emanated from Graphics Department classrooms A12/13 & greeted the hundreds of visitors as they passed through the schools Central Foyer.
The radio team also kept their listeners up to date with the evening’s events, such as the school management team`s presentations in both school halls.
The mystery of how a radio station works, was revealed to young & old alike. Resulting in the word ‘cool’ to be heard on more than one occasion!
As well as broadcasting live for the first time Naomi, William & Josh gained another new skill: interviewing the public. Vox Pops of the evening were gathered by the students on digital recorders & edited into an audio promo by Mr White – listen to the promo here:
The students very successful first live event was a broadcasting test to herald the return of KEVI Radio to the schools lunch time airwaves in the coming weeks.