IT’S that time of year again, the University of South Wales’ online broadcast project re-launches with a new group of students. There will be live audio content broadcast for ten days from Tuesday (25) and additional content will appear online. Students from the Faculty of Creative Industries are running the major practical project, which is live streamed at Exposure USW and Tequila Radio
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, many 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: “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. The students will be collecting essentials for their local foodbank in Cardiff.
“It’s not just about having a chance to work on a station and show off our skillset. 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 Foodbank 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.