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Volunteers and Volunteering

In the course of my work here at Future Radio I and often met with surprise when I tell people that there are only two full-time and one part-time members of staff employed here at Future Radio. This station would simply not exist without the commitment from our extremely knowledgeable volunteers who do everything from produce and present shows, booking guests, to producing programme notes and editing features and shows together. Currently we have between 50- 100 regular volunteers working as part of the Future Radio team to ensure that day-in and day-out 24 hours a day there is quality output from 107.8FM. We have said before that volunteers apply to join the Future Radio Team for very different reasons. Some want valuable experience working in the media to enhance their CVs, some come along because they have a passion for music and want to get involved in one of our specialist DJ slots and some just want to feel they are contributing to not only an fantastic, well-respected radio station, but are doing something that gives something back to the community of Norwich.

We have had numerous volunteers who have gone onto have successful careers in the media. Perhaps the most high-profile ex-Future Radio presenter is none other than BBC Radio1 and BBC TV presenter Greg James. He was one of our Drivetime presenters when I first joined in 2006 he has never forgotten how his time at Future Radio gave him an invaluable opportunity to test out his ideas and presenting skills as he has mentioned in more than once in interviews he’s given since. And as I sat down with many of you to watch the launch of Mustard TV I was very pleased to spot that Beth Davison,  an ex- Future Radio presenter, is now co-presenting the new Mustard Show with Darren Eadie.

So if you are someone who is keen to gain experience working in the media Future Radio is a radio station that really does provide fantastic opportunities. Currently, for example, our Afternoon Sessions (Monday- Thursdays 2-3pm) are presented by those wanting to gain experience in  presenting music based shows. David Eastaugh, Alex Munford, Dean Tucker and Nigel Pearce are shining examples of people who have developed their on-air talent in these slots and as a result have been offered other shows on the schedule. We are very keen to nurture individual talent and soon will be announcing several different roles we are seeking to fill.

So until then if you want to get involved please head to our website and fill out the form – we are waiting to hear from you! http://www.futureradio.co.uk/getinvolved

Kate Roma

Acting Station Manager 

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