Making waves in world of radio

DSC_0967A WARRINGTON student was invited to learn from the best at BBC Radio 5 after making the shortlist for a work experience.

Earl Dubique-Ashton, who studies OCR Level 3 Media and A-Level Electronics at Priestley College, was invited to train with the experts at the station’s training centre in Evesham.

Over several days he learned the basics of sound, how to construct a radio show, all about different microphones and when to use them as well as how to reroute calls to a studio.

“Now whenever I listen to the radio I am thinking about what is going on in the studio or when I am watching the news I notice if the journalist is not holding the microphone properly,” said Earl, who lives in Woolston.

Tutors at Priestley advised Earl to apply for the work experience, which was awarded to just 10 people.

He was asked to make a 30-second clip explaining why he deserved to be chosen, send in his CV and answer three questions before securing his work experience.

The former Cardinal Newman Catholic High School pupil now works on Priestley College’s radio station and has just received an offer to study Media Production BA Hons at the University of Lincoln.

However, he is keeping his options open as to what career to pursue.

“Some people like screenwriting or post production, I like going out with a camera capturing something on film,” he said.

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