Race Radio is the Radio Station for Whitburn Academy. Launched in 2011, Race Radio broadcasts on a regular basis at breaktimes and lunchtimes and can be heard in the Academy Cafe and Social Areas.
Our shows are made up of Music (both chart hits with a few ‘golden oldies’ thrown in for good measure!), News, Interviews and a number of other features. Our small team of mainly S1 and S2 Pupils as well as Staff run Race Radio and carry out a number of tasks that mainstream radio stations would also do.
Our shows are created and broadcast from the Media Room, Room 309 on the 3rd Floor, using our state of the art Radio Broadcasting Equipment.
A week in the life of Race Radio
Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm:
Our Team meet to decide what content will feature in the next show
Our Researchers contact anyone who is to be interviewed for the show to find out if they would be willing to take part and also look for information for our news stories and start to prepare scripts.
Our producer starts to search for music and produces our ‘coming up this breaktime / lunchtime trailer’
Wednesday 1.05 – 1.50 and 3.30 – 4.30:
The Scripts are checked to make sure that they are appropriate to broadcast, then our presenters will practice reading out their scripts to make sure they know what they are saying and to make sure that they can pronounce all the words correctly.
Once confident, our presenters will record their news stories / feature / interview
Thursday 1.05 – 1.50:
Our Producer will edit the interviews, add the music in and record the show ready to broadcast
Friday 10.20 – 10.40:
Our show is broadcast in the Academy Cafe and the Social Area.
Why not join us?
The Radio Club meets on a Friday from 12.30pm – 1.30pm in room 309. Any pupil who wants to join us will be made welcome. If you are interested but don’t want to be a presenter, there are some other tasks such as presenting or production that you can do.
BBC News School Report 2014
To Listen to our BBC News School Report, click on the link below
Want to hear some of our broadcasts?
We now have a Soundcloud page, click on the link below to listen to our broadcasts