On Thursday 19th July, 6 DukeBox Radio students visited Global HQ in Leicester Square. Global is the company which owns all the biggest commercial radio stations in the UK. These include Capital, Heart, Classic, LBC, Smooth and many more!
We were hosted by Katie Breathwick, presenter on Classic FM, who gave us a tour of the whole building and gave the students some great advice for their own future careers in radio.
We also got the opportunity to go into the Classic FM studio during a live broadcast. The presenter at the time was Anne-Marie Minhall, who broadcasts between 1pm and 5pm on weekdays. She spent a lot of time with us all explaining the desk and her process for putting together and delivering a show for hundreds of thousands of listeners.
On the whole, a lot of information was learnt whch our pupils will now integrate into their own radio broadcasts. They also really enjoyed seeing the places that their favourite radio shows are produced, presented and broadcasted from. A massive thank you to Katie Breathwick and Classic FM as a whole for being such welcoming hosts.