21st of February 2017, our lecturer placed us into our groups. I have been put in a group with Stevie Shillinglaw, Matthew Sanders, and Megan Lloyd. We decided to have our first team meeting and we came up with the theme of our individual package and what station we will emulate. *looking at the image you can see our radio station, theme, a few ideas and are (TBC) live guest
As a group, we decided to have our 1-hour magazine program speech base driven and cause of that we thought BBC Radio Scotland would be a great station to emulate as their documentaries are speech base and their target audience are slightly older (25+) and gender neutral. Also in the group meeting, we decided that our theme for are individual package would be “what does the future hold for Scotland”. I believe that this will fit well into BBC Scotland because their target is “listeners seeking programmes about the life, culture and affairs of Scotland.” (quote from the BBC trust form).
We also wrote down some factors of what each group member can base their package on i.e. Politics, Technology, Sport…(more can be seen in the photo). Once we wrote down all the factors each group member selected a factor to try and any find relevant research on it. The factors that we chose were:
- Matthew – Film/Technology/Sport
- Stevie – Politics/Society
- Megan – Society
- Myself– Culture/Traditions
Our lecturer also informed us that we need to have a live guest in our magazine program. Stevie brought up the idea of having MSP Ross Greer, who is the youngest MSP in Scotland and has a great insight into Scottish society.
Towards the end of the meeting, we all agreed that we are sticking with the theme and the radio station. some of the group members had a rough idea of their package and they wanted to do. as for myself, I was still undecided on what my package could be about so we decided to have another group within the week to give people time to research their ideas and start eliminating weak factors.