Tony Basten

Week 1: Week commencing 17th October 2016

For the first time, we all sat down to talk about what sort of genre of music we want to go for. We were between contempory adult and gospial. Personally I would of preferred to do contempory adult as that would of had music centred around what i know. But I’m still looking forward to doing gospel. I really hope i can use my knowledge from hope fm to help me with this genre of music

Week 2: Week Commencing 24th October 2016

This week we had another group meeting to talk more about how our show will sound and what will our target audience be. I forgot to mention in last weeks update but we gave ourselves the roles for our show. I am a news-presenter alongside Beth Moss.

Week 3: Week Commencing 31st October 2016

This week i spent looking at how premier gospal published their news. I was trying to get a better understanding of what sort of tone they used when they published their articles. Myself and Beth came to the conclusion that she would be the main voice of the news while i would be the reporter. This will be helpful because we wont be overlapping each other when it comes to the day of the live show.

I also was able to find some old beds that we used to use at hope FM. Some of them are just rubbish however some of them might be suitable for the ads. I will pass them onto Sam and Afia and see what they think of them.

Week 4: Week Commencing 7th November 2016

During this week we had a one of the most important parts of the show, deciding the playlist and what categories the songs would fit in. The process was very long but we managed to get it in the end. The playlist was provided by Adam and Andrea who are incharge of the music on the show.

Outside of university i started to practise writing articles to see how easy or difficult it would be. I personally do find it hard but this is partly due to my dyslexica but i will do my best to over come it. Me and Beth also spoke about what should we do for our extended news bulletin however we are still unsure just yet

Week 5: Week Commencing 14th November 2016

The first thing we did this week was have a group meeting to have a catch up on what we have been doing as a group. So far everything has been going to plan however there have been a few hiccups that you would expect whenever doing this.

Myself and Beth had to publish an article for the show about a news topic that would feature on Premier Gospel. My one was focused on Justin Bieber and how he has taken on Christianity during his shows.

Week 6: Week Commencing 21st November 2016

During this week it was just preparing for the pilot. We ran through a few things that need practising such as news dead on the hour.

I also lent a hand to Sam with the adverts as she was struggling with them. I was able to find someone who we used to record the asda ad and a few more. These ones sounded really good.

Week 7: Week Commencing 28th November 2016

We started off this week with a pre-pilot show, this was to help us get a better understanding of what we could do it improve it before the pilot. I spent most of the week sorting out different news articles which we would publish on our website, however due to other commitments i was only about to get 2 of them done. Hopefully by next week i’ll be able to get a few more done.

During our pilot i acted almost like Beth’s producer because i was always checking the levels as well as giving hand signals to the other studio so the know when to play the beds. I felt that this was very helpful so hopefully i will be able to do the same thing for the live show next week.

Although in our show clock we were given an extra minute for our original news story, me and Beth came to a conclusion that instead of that, we would have another news story just to fill since we didn’t have time to find and produce a original story.

Despite that we didn’t have a story for the news this week, we had finally secured a interviewee for our live show next week. We will be speaking to Firm Foundation about the homelessness in London, but more so in harrow.

Week 8: Week Commencing 5th December 2016

The main objective for me this week was to get our original news story for the live show this week. Beth had organised an interview with firm foundations in harrow. This was a charity which helped the homeless at this time of year with a night shelter.

When i arrived for my interview the guy had completely forgot about it which resulting in me waiting almost an hour for him to come back. When he did return he was very helpful and very nice.

On the day of the live show, i made sure i was in early to get the news ready. Once Beth had arrived we worked together to sort out our first bulletin. After doing the first news Beth sorted out the stories while i finished off the original story. I had James listen to it after i had finished it just to get the approval and to see if anything else need to be done.

The final bulletin when well however we had to drop a story to make it 3 minutes. Once the weather was done we all felt a massive pressure off us. Although it was at times a difficult show with the amount of people, it was worth it in the end.

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