Radio goNORTH Archive 2014 Producers' Highlights Chloe Anderson
The last two weeks have been a crazy big stressful but amazingly fun blur. Thinking back to two weeks ago when I first came to goNORTH we were completely thrown in the deep end. We’ve been taught by radio professionals who had high expectations from us – which is obviously the point of an intensive course. This course was hard but it was so much fun and I have no regrets doing it.
For the live shows, I was put into partnership with Lee Styles. We organised three packages, guests and performances for our shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (3rd – 5th). Tuesdays show had a feature on music and fashion so we brought in Kirsteen Stewart (designer in the goNorth fashion show) for a live interview. On the Wednesday we did a feature on how musicians get media attention with an interview with Paul English from the Daily Record and Nicola McAlley from STV News. On the Thursday we did a feature on futurology with an interview with Matt Riley – head of digital marketing at AWAL. Everything most days went according to plan. I presented two of the shows (Tuesday and Wednesday) and co-presented/produced on the last day.
Without a doubt, my absolute favourite part of the radio goNORTH was meeting loads of new bands and have them perform live on our show. On the Wednesday show, our special guests “Our Future Glory” done an amazing acoustic performance… the show was then interrupted by Mark Jones who signed the band live on air to his record label Wall Of Sound. That was one of my highlights of the live shows. My absolute favourite part of the week was when Rachel Sermanni and Colin Macleod (originally known as The Boy Who Trapped The Sun) performed a duet. I’m a great fan of both of them and having them perform together was a great moment for me.
I had such a great time at radio goNORTH. I loved absolutely everyone I was working with. I’ve loved the goNorth festival in general. It’s a great networking tool and I met a lot of people who I feel will help me out in the future. I am so glad I came along here and really appreciate all the support that the team at Dabster/goNorth has gave me.