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"
You can now listen again to this weeks 'New Music Takeover'. On this weeks show, we introduce two tracks from Mansfield based super group 'Deeper Than Forever' plus bring you new tracks from Marilyn Manson and Oklahoma based group Broncho. Also on this weeks show, we give you the first taste of Christmas through artist Andrian Munsey with his choral version of classic 'Angus Dei'.
Broncho - What
Andrian Munsey - Angus Dei
Deeper Than Forever - Now It's Over
Marilyn Manson - Third day of a Seven day binge
Taylor & Marie - Bad Moon Rising
Funeral For A Friend - You've got a bad case of religion
Logan Wilson - Tell my heart
Ward Thomas - Way back when
Lucy Spraggan & Santa Maradonna - Give me sunshine
Rachel Sage - Happiness
Deeper Than Forever - Voices
Ashfields - Wonderful Dreamer
Red Nation - So Excited
The Once - We Are Running
RJ Thompson - House upon a Hill
Cory Lee - Shot to my heart
Ryan Calvert-Cousins - Hellbound
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.
We are delighted to announce details for this year's Christmas Cracker event along with our first Confirmed Act.
This year’s event will be taking place at TRIPLE S SNOOKER CLUB, SKEGBY on THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of our young participants work and effort over 2014 with all participants receiving recognition for their work with a certificate. This year there will also be a handful of specialist awards for which winners, voted for by our staff and participants, will receive a trophy.
Entertainment will be provided by four talented local acts, the first of which we can confirm is Worksop based band 'The Dukes', who will each perform a festive set on stage whilst there’ll be a chance for you, as guests, to win a whole host of prizes with our raffle and quiz.
The Dukes came together officially at the start of 2015 and are made up of three 15 year old's, Abbie Howard (Keyboard & Vocals), Jade Gordon (Vocals) and Owen Shutt (Guitar & Vocals). They have already performed at a number of big profile venues including Sheffield City Hall and Mansfield Palace Theatre, gaining popularity along the way, having already passed 500 likes on Facebook.
More confirmed acts will be announced soon, prices are as follows
Broadcast & Achieve Crew Members* £3
Public (Pre-Booked) £6
Public (On the night) £10 Please note it is best advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment
*Broadcast & Achieve crew members are being charged to cover the cost of the certificates, trophies and other merchandise to be awarded on the night.
To purchase your ticket, please call Craig on 01623 555 393 (Monday – Friday after 2pm) or email email@example.com Please help us promote the event by downloading our event poster here or popping into the station for a colour copy.
Episode three of the New Music Takeover is now available to listen again. Featuring on this weeks show, we introduce you to Derbyshire based covers band Red Nation as we play their version of The Pointer Sisters' classic So Excited.
We also head across the pong to feature two Canadian acts, singer Cory Lee and award winning band The Once who will be touring with Passenger on his UK tour next year!
FULL TRACK LIST
Red Nation - So Excited
RJ Thompson - House Upon The Hill
Taylor & Marie - Bad Moon Rising
The Once - We Are All Running
Cory Lee - Shot to the Heart
Ashfields - It's Not Me (Its You)
Ward Thomas - Way Back When
Lucy Spraggan & Santa Marradonna - Give me Sunshine
Logan Wilson - Tell my Heart
Turrentine Jones - Moonlight is on yer side
Ryan Calvert-Cousins - Hellbound
The Scheme - Sick of You
The Romana Flowers - Lust & Lies
Seth Lakeman - The Wanderer
James McLaren - Stay Abroad
Alexander Wolfe - The Trick of the Light