Our "Twelve Days of Takeover" continues today with a Christmas themed quiz! Created by trainee Joshua, he puts Children's Producer Craig head to head with Broadcast and Achieve crew member Ant to see who know the most about Christmas!
In the lead up to Christmas, every day here at Takeover Radio 106.9FM we are giving you an insight into life as a 'Broadcast & Achieve' crew member and more! So far, Children's Producer Craig Priest has written about the creation of the project whilst trainees Reece and Abbey shared their favourite things about Christmas. Yesterday trainee Cloe also shared her Christmas memories whilst today, Jon quizzes Craig all about Broadcast & Achieve and more!
Please note, this interview was filmed on Tuesday
For our second day of the Twelve Days of Takeovermas, trainee Cloe tells us all about Christmas in the life of Cloe
Over the next twelve days, Children’s Producer Craig Priest will write a series of blogs and v-logs which take you behind the scenes of Takeover Radio 106.9FM and catching up on what’s been happening over the past year.
I’ll be completely honest, I’ll struggle to hold back tears when it comes to this year’s Christmas Cracker. As silly as that may seem when it comes to a grown man working with a bunch of teenagers I’m unbelievably proud of what’s been achieved this year and never thought it would be as good as it has been.
With this year’s awards evening only eighteen days away I do feel an immense pressure to get everything right, not just because I’m a professional but because with the amount of work and effort our participants have put in, I feel there efforts need to be recognised with more than just a pat on the back.
The success of the “half term tour” shocked me as not only did every participant grow over the course of the week, but also kept asking for more. It became clear that school holidays were key to getting young people involved and there and then made it my mission to put on a different scheme skillset at every available opportunity.
I won’t harp on too much about each scheme, otherwise I run out of things to talk about over the twelve days! However I will say this, the success and popularity of the schemes continue to shock me, only this afternoon a participant, who you will hear from at the bottom of this blog, asked if we were planning to run anything over Christmas! It’s hard to say yes on that one, as we all deserve a holiday! Fortunately I have a very cunning plan!
So much has happened this year I genuinely have no idea how we’re going to cram it into one awards night, OR how I’ll stop myself from sheding a proud tear, there is one thing I ask though. No, not that the participants present at Purple Frog skate shop on the final day of the “Half Term Tour” share their videos of me falling flat on my backside, but that YOU, whether a parent, guardian, friend of the family or humble admirer of what we do comes along to the Christmas Cracker and helps myself and the participants to celebrate a wonderful year of activities!
Thanks for the support, keep reading, watching, listening and sharing.
Last night (Thursday 20th November), Derby based Singer/Songwriter Paige Seabridge joined Cam for an exclusive interview ahead of tonight's plug promotions gig at the Old Library, Mansfield. You can hear the interview in full at 4pm today on 106.9FM and you can now view Paige's set below which includes two of her own songs and some beautiful cover versions of 'The Power of Love' and 'Stay With Me'
On Tuesday evening (18th November) - Teenage Trio "The Dukes" popped in to perform a special live set on School's Out with Alison. Below you can watch them perform their own track "Lightening" as well as a cover of John Legend's "All of Me".
The Dukes will be performing alongside Autograpgh Club, Fusor and Paige Seabridge this coming Friday (21st November) at Plug Promotions "Down the rabbit hole" gig - Doors at The Old Libary, Leaming Street, Mansfield, open at 7pm and you can get in for £3.
The Dukes will also be performing at our Christmas Cracker event on December 18th.
Last night (Tuesday 18th November) local teenage trio 'The Dukes' joined Alison for a special 'Life in the limelight' - The 15 year old's from Worksop popped in to chat about this Friday's gig at the Old Library for the latest Plug Promotions event entitled 'The Mad Hatter'. The Dukes will be performing alongside acts such as Autograph Club, Fusor and Paige Seabridge who will be joining Cam for a live video interview on Thursday evening. Tickets are £3 on the door but those who go along in fancy dress will be admitted for just £2! Doors open at 7pm.
Last night The Dukes performed three of their own tracks plus a cover of John Legends 'All of Me' - you can listen to those tracks in full below. Don't forget The Dukes will also be performing at this years Christmas Cracker event, tickets are on sale now for £6!
Last night (Monday 17th November), participant Will made his radio debut. Will, aged 15 from Ashfield School, has been training on our 'Broadcast and Achieve' scheme for eight weeks and has been taught how to create a radio show and last night got the opportunity to put that to practise with a 30 minute live segment.
Assisted by Children's Producer Craig Priest, Will began to grow in confidence over the thirty minute period giving listeners a taster of his 'Film fanatics' feature. In the video below, you can see Will's thoughts on completing his first show, he will now continue to develop his skills on air - you can catch him next week 5-5.30pm.
Speaking of Will's debut, Children's Producer Craig Priest said "I have been delighted with Will's progress and felt it the right time to see if he could swim in the deep end! He did really well to cope with nerves and presented a good feature, I look forward to watching him grow over the next 3-4 weeks as he moves upto a regular live show"
Yesterday, November 12th, Broadcast & Achieve crew member Ant had two special guests in the studio with him, Olivia and Daisy from Plug Promotions. The girls were in the studio to talk all about the forthcoming Plug Promotions gig 'Down The Rabbit Hole' on Friday 21st November at the Old Library in Mansfield.