Kerrang Radio Vist Thursday 20th March
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Originally Thursday was supposed to be a quite day for me; I had a progress review to attend and then a Basketball game to finish off the day. However, when I arrived at college I was asked by Lynda Lloyd, Students Services Administrator, if I would like to join her and Debbie Watkins, Marketing Manager on a visit to Kerrang. Still in amazement that Lynda had remembered that I was interested in work experience in radio, from a discussion over half term, I hastily rearranged my tutor meeting.
I had been passed Kerrang Radio many times, when in Birmingham, but had no idea about what was inside as the windows were blacked out and it was unusual to see people come in or out of there. When we were let in, the first thing to catch my eye on entry was the air hockey table that was situated in front of the main office area and in-between the five studios. It was almost the centrepiece of the station and seemed to metaphorically sum up the attitude of the work force. They were having fun with what they were doing but in an amazingly professional and competitive manor. No one seemed bored or stressed, but busy and exited about their next task. I was taken into a free studio, and from what I learnt in Music Technology, I was left in awe at their high spec equipment.
After the tour we were treated to some refreshments, where I had the opportunity to talk ‘Mr Kerrang’ (as one of his colleges described) or as his mother named him James, about the opportunity of gaining a work placement. He seemed enthusiastic about the fact I had studied Music Technology, he gave me his email address and asked me to arrange a visit again to further discuss the possibility.
I would like to thank Debbie and Lynda for making the visit possible and I look forward to letting them know how I got on. Chris Warren, 2nd year, Music Technology, New College, Telford