XpoNorth Live! is run by Dabster Productions for XpoNorth. A close-knit team of producers, media trainers, performers and presenters they have an embarrassment of credits and an unmentionable number of years experience in commercial radio and public service broadcasting.
The aim of XpoNorth Live! is to give practical, concise and fundamental radio production training to those participating. In just two weeks they will learn the basics of radio scheduling, the intricacies of interviewing, how to record and edit audio and ultimately how to produce an hour long radio programme which they may even host themselves. It's hard, but it's worth it.
Director, Writer, Teaboy
Richard Melvin leads from the front at work and play. Now nine years as an independent, the challenges are just as tough but on an ever increasing scale. Delivering training with an inspirational rather than aspirational mindset is at the core of Richard’s and therefore Dabster’s heart.
Julia Sutherland is a producer, performer and presenter who worked for over ten years at BBC Scotland. Now at Dabster she continues to pioneer new ground in radio production and our training projects. Julia is currently working on broadcast projects for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4 as well as presenting and writing for both television and radio.
Al Lorraine is an editor and the Training Course Manager at Dabster. He has delivered structured mentorship to through the chaos of the Edinburgh Festival to produce world class programming, he has designed training courses for arts funding bodies and support networks and produced pioneering public engagement sessions in education. He is a presenter on XFM.
Sean Kerwin is an audio ninja, he has been producing music for over fifteen years and specialises in electronica for a range of outlets including commercial release, broadcasting and new media. For Dabster, he’s a production master, a recording specialist and our most experienced trainer, currently at Perth, Abertay and Glasgow Kelvin College.