SAE Music Business and Audio students visited New Broadcasting House in Central London recently, for a tour of one of the world’s most popular radio stations - BBC Radio 1.
Students got to watch the production team’s workflow and see what it takes to put together segments that are listened to by over 9 million people a week.
“It was great to soak up the creative atmosphere and see producers and DJs at work,” said Audio Production student Ash Walker.
“The most interesting thing was to see how many people there are behind one show. It's not just the DJ. You have a team of producers, researchers, a team that picks new music, and engineers. Its eye opening to see that there are so many people involved.”
London student Juan Carlos Fernandez Bravo also relished visiting the BBC Broadcasting House.
“Best part about visiting BBC was being able to be inside the Radio 1 studios. Also, seeing the possibilities of internships and apprenticeships,” said Juan.
The industry visit was organised by SAE lecturer, Lee Erinmez, who spent five years with BBC Radio 1 as a specialist production assistant. During his time at the public broadcaster, Lee worked on shows with Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, John Peel and interviewed major artists including Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath.
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