As Music Editor for Exeposé, I decided there wasn’t enough communication and cooperation between heads of Exeter University media (umbrella ‘Xmedia’), particularly between Music heads, where I felt there was the most to be gained. Resultantly I founded the Xmedia Music Show with the cooperation of our new Online Music Editors and heads of Xpression FM Music.
The panel show, largely presented by me though designed for a fluid exchange of presenters (see December’s show, Episode 6), boasts radio versions of interviews (done by Exeposé mostly), a rolling slot for listener/reader-led content, dubbed The Manic Street Feature, discussion of singles brought in by each media representative (Singles Club), the Request Challenge (leftover from Monday McLovin’), listener and reader-voted records of the fortnight and a free download selected by our team.
Aside from being a rewarding, quality bit of programming by the standards of our media, it has made cooperating between our teams much easier, and helped each frontier with, for example, seeking artist interviews (having a radio front linked with online and print copy looks appealing in emails).
My credits on each show:
General – Show name, concept, features, recording & production of adverts and jingles (with help from Ron Liong and voices of friends)
Episode 1 – Cheek Mountain Thief & Patti Smith (presenting, interview, editing/production of interview, Request Challenges and Manic Street Feature)
Episode 2 – Jeffrey Lewis & Dave Grohl (presenting, interview, editing/production of interview, Request Challenges and Manic Street Feature)
Episode 3 – (presenting, editing/production of interview and Manic Street Feature)
Xmedia Xtra – Halloween Special (co-presenting, 1/2 song choice)
Episode 4 – Bonfire Night Special w/ Team Me & The Loudness War (presenting, editing/production of interview, Request Challenge and Manic Street Feature)
Episode 5 – Peter Hook & 60 Years of Pop Charts (Presenting, editing/production of interview and Manic Street Feature)
Xmedia Xtra – 12 Days of Xmedia Xmas (Co-presenting, song choice)
Episode 6 – Alt-J & Music For Morons (interview, editing/production of interview and Manic Street Feature)
Episode 7 – Funeral For A Friend & The ‘Indie’ Label (presenting, editing/production of interview and Manic Street Feature)