The University of South Wales’ online radio project, Exposure, has re-launched with a new group of aspiring broadcasters.
A number of students from the Faculty of Creative Industries are running the major practical project, which is currently being streamed live through Exposure USW and Tequila Radio.
Tuesday 25th February sounded the first of a ten-day live audio content broadcast with any additional content appearing online. Content will target those associated with the university, past and present, but a broader audience will appreciate many of the programmes produced by the students, most of whom are radio specialists.
Senior lecturer Julie Kissick, whose last role at the BBC was acting editor of Radio Wales, said: “This is always an incredibly exciting and challenging time for our students. Most of them are approaching the end of their academic life and they want to leave us proud of their achievements.”
“It really is vital in the current economic climate that they graduate with the kinds of skills, which will equip them for the world of work. We design the final year major modules with a view to the students creating a portfolio of work which is relevant to the broadcast and media industry.”
Megan Wigley-Jones , 20, from Pontyclun, south Wales stated, “Exposure Radio has been a whirlwind journey for the third year radio students of the University of South Wales! It is a project that we are passionately a part of and all we wish is to share our hard work and content with the listeners. The Exposure team are also a bit nuts!”
Aside from broadcasting, Exposure students raise funds and awareness of at least one local charity during the live projects. This year has seen a huge increase in the use of food banks, as a result the students will be collecting essentials for the local food-bank in Cardiff.
“It’s not just about having a chance to work on a station and show off our skill-set. Exposure is also about giving back,” said 22 year-old Holly Gardner from the Cotswolds. “Every year Exposure looks to help charities and one we are helping and supporting this year is the food-bank in Cardiff. We will be doing our utmost to raise awareness of what they do through challenges, broadcasts and by donating supplies.”
“Exposure is one big community – not just with those who work on it but also those who listen.”
You can tweet the project @ExposureUSW and join the Facebook group Exposure Radio.
Find out more about studying Radio at the University of South Wales.