East Durham College media students with Radio Hartlepool presenter Lee Theasby

Media Students Tour Local Radio Station

East Durham College media students took part in a local radio masterclass as they paid visit to a local town radio station.

The group of eight students visited Radio Hartlepool to see how a small local commercial radio station is run.

The visit saw students see how radio programming is produced, look around the studio to view an on air broadcast and they got the chance to meet with station staff members to talk about careers in radio.

Programme leader in radio production at East Durham College, Suzanne Martin, thanked Radio Hartlepool for inviting the students down to the station, and hailed the day as a great opportunity for them.

Suzanne said: “It was great to be able to have this opportunity to visit Radio Hartlepool with the students.

“They got to see everything that goes on behind the scenes at a local radio station, not just how a programme is put together but how a whole station is run.

“Developing a career in the media sector is very much about drawing from the extensive range of talent and experience that exists right here in the North East.

“Having the opportunity to meet people working in the sector who are able to provide information and guidance is invaluable."

Media student, Jason Robson added: “The trip was a brilliant opportunity for us all who are studying media, and radio in particularly.

“We were able to see a show broadcasting live across the area, and find out how a station works behind the scenes."

For more information on courses in media at East Durham College, please contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.