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Ropetackle Arts Portal: Fundamentals of Radio Promotion

Saturday 21st April 2018 - Starts 12-2pm



Ropetackle Arts Portal: opening the door to professional practice in the arts.

This session will be suitable for arts practitioners who are seeking to learn how to make the most of promotional techniques when it comes to radio interviews.  The subjects that will be covered are:

How to identify a suitable broadcast output
How to help your musical submission stand out from the rest
How to prepare for an interview
How to maximise impact using social media
Do’s and dont’s on the radio

Phil’s love of music showed up very early indeed.  After finding a small transistor radio in a bin at the age of six, countless hours were spent exploring the extraordinary variety of sounds that emanated from that magical blue box.

‘A particularly vivid memory was listening to two DJ’s on a rock station talking about a track (it was by Thin Lizzy I think), and I thought to myself – I wanna to that.’

His first taste of broadcasting came eleven years later regularly guesting on a friend’s jazz show on a University radio station.  After that, a decade of travelling significantly broadened Phil’s horizons (musically and otherwise) and his work with BBC Sussex began in 2002 with a weekly ‘what’s on guide’ which profiled local bands and music events on the breakfast show.  This developed into a two hour specialist new music programme called South:Live which first aired in November 2004.

Whilst working with the BBC Phil also regularly appeared as a guest presenter on BBC London as well as on BBC Radio 3, and he also consulted on the development of the BBC: Introducing which is now the BBC’s flagship new music initiative.  With the development of BBC Introducing South:Live under-went a re-brand and BBC Introducing: The South (now presented by Melita Dennett) continues to be a fixture on BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey on Saturday nights from 8pm – 9pm.