For the past 23 years, we have recruited S4 and S5 students from Arbroath High and Arbroath Academy to present programmes.
We are now inviting S4 and S5 pupils from all Angus Secondary Schools to apply.
Currently, we have studios based in Arbroath, Montrose Academy, Carnoustie High, and Stracathro Hospital, and accommodation has been made available for a studio within Brechin High to be established when funding permits.
Our transmitters broadcast at Arbroath on 96.6FM, Carnoustie on 107.5FM, and at Brechin, Forfar, Montrose, and Monifieth on 87.7FM. We also broadcast on the Tayside DAB at certain times of the day, and we broadcast worldwide, with an app facility from our website www.radionorthangus.co.uk
The School’s Out programmes, broadcast between 1600 and 1800, Monday to Friday, afford school students a unique opportunity on British Independent Local Commercial Radio to present their own music radio programmes.
The programmes are designed specifically for a teenage audience, whilst giving presenters (DJs) the chance of personal development and to acquire media skills and to gain self-confidence.
The voluntary service is regarded favourably by prospective employers and by University selection panels, and can be included as community service for all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Saltire Awards, etc.
Certain members have proceeded to follow successful careers in broadcasting and journalism.
Recordings can be made at the studios with the opportunity of live programming.
Training in music radio production, consisting of seven sessions, will mainly be held between 4.00pm to 6.00pm once a week, but other times can be arranged. Thereafter, there are practice sessions during which the first programme is composed, which will be pre-recorded. Sharing of a programme with a school friend is a possibility.
The presenters then proceed to live or pre-recorded programming, depending on their availability. Programmes at times other than School’s Out are also available.
The commitment is to present a programme once a week for at least one year.
Arrangements can be made to avoid any conflict with study for examinations.
Music radio is enjoyable, fun, and we welcome expressions of interest.
Initial contact should be made by phone to Malcolm Finlayson, Managing Director, Radio North Angus Ltd, 01241 871446, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewing of the studios can be arranged, on request.
Malcolm J B Finlayson
29 September 2019