Community radio team attends Radio Academy talk at BBC Bristol

Paul Burling is interviewed by Bradley Stoke Community Radio

Members of Bradley Stoke Radio Station attended a Radio Academy event at BBC Bristol earlier this week.

The function was hosted by BCfm (the local station’s community radio mentors) and the Heart Bristol breakfast team of Bush, Troy and Paulina.

The group took part in a quiz night and had a chance to question the controller of BBC Radio 1 (and local Bristol boy), Andy Parfitt, who spoke about how Radio 1 is confronting the massive changes in how we listen to radio now and in the future.

There was also discussion on the role of social media like Twitter and YouTube.

Lucy Smith of Bradley Stoke Radio told The Journal:

“Many young people attended the event and took the opportunity to pass on their CVs to some very important people in radio”

“There will be more events like this in the future, so to find out more about getting involved in Bradley Stoke Radio please visit our website at

After the event there was a chance to take an informal tour around the BBC studios and take a look at what goes on behind the microphones and cameras.

Bradley Stoke Radio Station was formed in April 2010 and is aiming to broadcast on FM during 2011. The group says it hopes to have a permanent online radio station in the near future.

A series of free training workshops for radio station volunteers is due to be announced soon.

The station will be exhibiting at the 2010 Engage Festival of Culture tomorrow (Saturday 16th October), where they will be interviewing local groups.

Related links:

Share this page: