Radio goNORTH Archive 2012 Producers' Highlights

We did our best, and so did they...

Meet our trainee producers. After two weeks of intensive training in mobile recording, interview techniques, presenting, production, scripting, technical set-up it’s amazing how much they’ve taken onboard. Just think what they were like two weeks earlier!

Freyja Harris

Freyja Harris

Starting the course I was nervous about not living up to the standard I was aiming for, and I wasn’t looking forward to presenting any shows. One of the first tasks we were set was to create a feature in Inverness before the goNORTH festival had kicked off, and Roddy and I were to do...

Roddy Maclean

Roddy Maclean with The Whiskey River Band's Chris

What a buzz I had on Roddy and Emma’s Highland Buzz Show for Radio goNORTH! Three one-hour programmes of features, fun, and music. It was great to work with Emma Mitchell my co-presenter. We hit it off straight away and were soon injecting our zany sense of humour into the show...

Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell

It’s been a busy two weeks learning how to become a radio producer and as a result it’s been fun, entertaining, interesting, spontaneous at times, inspiring and it’s made me want to do more radio producing, so I must have been doing something right. The first week was all about ingesting tonnes of information...

Maria Hall

Maria Hall

I’ve attended many courses in my life, but without a doubt the intensive two week Radio Production Course with goNorth Festival was the most challenging but also the most enjoyable ever. So what was challenging? The ‘intensive’ part I think was too much and the course would definitely benefit from being extended...

Stu Thain

Stu Thain with Vic Galloway

Hi I’m Stu and I want to write about my experiences in training for Radio goNORTH. As a manager and promoter of local bands I have a wide knowledge of music and I have done Sound Production in the past, around ten years ago, but have very little experience in radio. We started the fortnight...

Denni Rose

Denni Rose

When this opportunity initially came up I jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t? On the morning of day one I felt quite sceptical, 12 people, most with no experience at all, to produce a radio station for 3 days in such a short space of time! It’s going to be difficult I thought to myself...

Dan Smith

Dan Smith with John Robb

The adventure that was the two week RadiogoNORTH was one that was absolutely brilliant. Looking back at this course after a few months gives me a real chance to reflect on what really happened. When I first walked into the Ironworks eager to meet the rest of the team I had no idea...

Chris Johnstone

Chris Johnstone with Jim Gellatly

Turning up at Amanda Millen’s flat on Sunday the 27th to have a little gathering to meet some of the people I was going to be spending the next two weeks working with and also the Dabster Production crew who were going to teach us how to become producers, was a nice way to get...

Breege Smyth

Breege Smyth with Vic Galloway

I am writing this blog on the final day of the Radio goNORTH trainee producer course. There is a calm atmosphere, the lull after the storm that was Radio goNORTH. I am elated, deflated and exhausted all at the same time. In the fuzz of exhaustion I will try and give you a flavour of...

Aileen Elder

Aileen Elder

During my first day at Radio goNORTH I was asked by Richard Melvin to go and get batteries (8x AA as I can remember) this task proved to be more difficult than I first anticipated. Unknown to me the Ironworks automatic doors where locked and I sadly walked right into the door...

Aimee Hinds

Aimee Hinds

Well what an amazing two weeks it’s been. It’s been challenging, rewarding and a fantastic experience overall. When I first arrived I didn’t really know what to expect, but if you are taking part next year. Expect this: Fun, intense training; many nights out; introductions to some fantastic live music and amazing contacts...

Ali Murray

Ali Murray

It’s the day after the final day and, outwith a keen interest in community radio, I’m still not exactly sure ‘why’ I signed up for this course four weeks ago. Psychologically speaking the decision seems an awful long time back and, betwixt and between twelve of us jumping off a cliff into the weird and...