NEW College Stamford’s radio station hit the airwaves today, bringing listeners a host of live shows, interviews and great music for one week.
Infinity Radio is now live on 87.7fm and student presenters have been given a week-long broadcast to showcase their talents as DJs.
Listeners within a five mile radius of the college will be able to pick up the broadcast, which will feature a music students playing a range of music genres all week from 7am to 9pm. The shows will then be played internally within the college.
Second year students and lead presenters Jordan Young and Anthony Girard say the broadcast is the “opportunity of a lifetime” for them as they wish to embark upon a career in radio.
Jordan, from North Road Bank in Tongue End, near Bourne, said: “This broadcast will give us a great opportunity to get out there and help us move forward in the business.
“We’ve all organised our own shows and we’re hoping lots of people will tune in and listen to us.”
Anthony, of North Road, Bourne, said: “It’s just a dream thing to be hosting our own radio show so to be a part of it all is just amazing.”
The radio station, along with the college’s record label Infinity Records, was launched in April but following problems with equipment, the live launch was set back.
Anthony said: “Setting up the station has been a lot of hard work but we’re hoping it will pay off. We’re quite nervous but we’ve had a week of training so we’re hoping it will go smoothly.
“But everyone at the college, especially music technician Matt Challinor, head of performing arts Robin Webber-Jones and principal Andrew Patience, has been fantastic and we would like to thank the college for the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Jordan and Anthony are hosting tonight’s Classic Rock and Blues show, in which they will be interviewing rock and roll band The Houndogs and members from Laughtons Last Stand, along with live performances.
College lecturers Sam Chapman, formerly of boy band North and South, and Darren Banks, will be also be hosting their own show.
Other shows this week include; Jimi Mason, Jake Curtis and Tom Ridley on their drum and bass show on tomorrow (Tuesday) evening, from 6pm to 9pm; Ben Elsom, Dom Cliffle and Simon Birch will be playing classic hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s on Wednesday and Friday; and Chloe Setchfield, Elliot Reed, James Baca, Andy Lomax and Tobias Welby will be hosting a metal show on Thursday evening.
For more information about the station visit www.facebook.com/infinityradiostamford, or follow it on Twitter @infinityradiouk