I will not be writing a column for the University’s student newspaper this year. It turns out that Space newspaper, almost like every other resource at the University, is at the blunt end of cost cutting measures. Last year the newspaper published every couple of weeks but now will only come out once a month. The real reason for not having columnists this year is due to the length of the paper at 24 pages. Technically a 24 page newspaper isn’t really a newspaper at all in my view, but it is better than nothing. At the end of last year there were plans to stop producing Space completely.
So this has led me into a rather awkward situation. Last year I could broadcast my view to all the students, even had regular readers. Since being back at University for the second year I have had quite a few people enquiring about my newspaper column. Even people who didn’t come to the University commented on the lack of Space newspaper articles on this blog.
I have good news though. At the end of last year I expressed an interest to the University’s Radio Station Manager to get involved with Tone Radio. At the time they had full time tables which meant a no. However, this year a slot was available on the radio and I have snatched, politely, at the opportunity.
The station manager expressed that I could do whatever I want on the radio. Just observe the rules, such as no swearing. I have listened to Tone Radio for the past couple of years, know the style of shows and for that reason believe I can make something different. I would say all the shows on Tone Radio are intriguing and fascinating to listen to but I need to come in with my own originality. Something I have never been very good at is fitting in. When trying to develop new concepts this can work to a huge advantage.
So today I introduce to you all ‘Not Wireless Radio’. Hosted by myself and the radio extraordinaire Ian Pinnell. We broadcast every Friday 10am-12pm, will have lots of fun competitions and a caffeine shot of music. You can listen to us outside of University by listening via the internet by clicking here.
If you are on Facebook please consider joining our fan page. We need all the support we can muster! I can even add you to my Facebook account that way as well.
If you are too busy to listen to us live then the radio show will be made available for download. This can be found on the usual ‘Musings of a PR Student’ podcast on iTunes.
Thanks and please tune in! X x