7 July 2016
Today we had our first general meeting to discuss how we could fix the voxpop recordings, we then decided to re-record all the voices again, me and Stephanie were then able to use the data recorded to start editing it together, we got a lot of editing started. Hopefully tomorrow we should have the voxpops completed.
Today we started on our broadcast, we recorded our voxpops and made phone calls to interviewees.
30 June 2016
Today we proceeded to complete our own work filling in the OCN folders etc.
David c talked to us about marketing The station, we then done our voice recording and testing in the studio.
Today Jordan Moates came up from his office based in Stormont to talk to us about his role in the news team, John Rosborough then spoke to us about the history of commercial radio
Today Keith law from scripting spoke to us about advertising. David corscadden then recording and editing, Jonny seeds the showed us do DJ Skills on the decks.
Today Mark Mafaffy, the managing director of cool fm spoke to us today about his role as m.d. We then spoke to Darren from cash for kids. Afterwards Jonny seeds gave us a dj masterclass
21 June 2016
Today we had a talk from Paulo Ross, he talked us through his role with social media and how he keeps up to date with information on a daily basis, he also informed us that they us social media as a form of advertising as it reaches more people. afterwards Simon Mann and Richard Ross arrived so that we could pitch our ideas about promoting the Ulster bank student account to them, it was a really good experience as its a thing I have never done, it was nerve wrecking though. The winners received a set of tickets to the latest concert. Once we had completed that challenge, we then proceeded to focus on our broadcast topic, we now have a structure to the idea, hopefully tomorrow we will focus a lot more on how we are actually going to proceed with it.
Today we visited the breakfast show to watch Pete, Paulo and Rebecca present the breakfast show, We the proceded to focus more on our broadcast topic, afterwards Pete Snodden visited us and all of the group had to ask him a question each about his career, at the end of the day the commercial director, Simon Mann, visited us he gave us a thorough talk about his role in Cool fm – commercials and advertising. We were then set a task, were we had to come up with idas on how we could promote an Ulster bank student account
1 June 2016
Today we discussed in greater detail what we were going to talk about in our broadcast, we thought about changing our previous topics to mental health but as of yet we are still undecided.
FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2016
TODAY, WE PREPARED TOPICS FOR OUR BROADCAST, THEN WE LISTENED TO THE PREVIOUS COHORTS BROADCAST. AFTERWORDS WE RECEIVED A TALK FROM ROSS TILLEY ABOUT MEDIA
THURSDAY 26TH MAY 2016
TODAY WE RECEIVED A TALK FROM RICHARD ROSS FROM SPONSERSHIP AND PROMOTIONS, HE THEN SET US A CHALLENGE – THE COOL ACADEMY CHALLENGE. WE HAD TO COME UP WITH MARKETING IDEAS TO PROMOTE THE 2016 EUROS.
WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2016
WE HAVE RECEIVED A TALK FROM FLORENCE AMBROSE – HEALTH AND SAFETY, SHE TALK US THOUROUGHLY THROUGH HEALTH AND FIRE SAFETY, FOLLOWED BY A QUESTIONAIRE, AFTER THE QUIZ WE DISCUSSED OUR TOPIC DISCUSSION, WE THEN PROCEDDED TO COMPLETE OUR DAILY BLOGS. AT THE END OF THE DAY HAD A THORUOUGH TALK FROM DAVID MCCAMMOND WHO IS THE PROGRAMMER OF COOL FM.
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO ILLNESS I MISSED COOL CHOICES, WHEN I RETURNED THE GROUP HAD RECEIVED A TALK FROM LUKE GILL ABOUT THE BLOG PAGE, THEY ALSO AGREED ON A BROADCAST TOPIC, THEY ALSO CHATTED WITH MATT ABOUT MANAGAING PROMO OFFERS.
MONDAY 23RD MAY 2016
TODAY IS OUR FIRST DAY AT COOL ACADEMY, WE STARTED THE DAY WITH INTRODUCTIONS, THE WE HAD A COUPLE OF ICE BREAKERS FOLLOWED BY QUESTION TIME WITH REBECCA AND JONNY. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE GOT A TOUR OF THE STUDIOS.