Wanna Be a DJ on Newark’s Favourite Radio Station?
Radio Newark has been serving Newark and Sherwood with feel good music and local information since 2015 from state of the art digital studios at Barnby Road Academy.
The radio station is licensed by Ofcom and run by a dedicated team of volunteers on a not for profit basis.
It can be heard in Newark and nearby villages on 107.8 FM and elsewhere on Alexa (“play Radio Newark”), the Radio Newark ‘phone app or online here....
Many local voices can be heard on Radio Newark including station founder Phil Johnson who hosts the breakfast show with his partner Victoria (weekdays from 6am), one time Newark Mayor Tony Roberts (weekday mornings from 10), former Magnus Academy schoolboy Dan Douglas (weekday afternoons from 1) and Doug Hall, who previously managed Farndon FC Reserves and now hosts the station’s Drive show (weekdays from 4pm).
Radio Newark is now looking for new voices to join its presenting team and, if you love music, love local and fancy yourself as a radio presenter, and one of them could be YOURS! Experience isn’t needed as we’ll provide support and guidance to the right people.
We’re a local radio station and it’s important our presenters have strong links with Newark and Sherwood, so we’re ideally looking for people who live or work in the area or who have previously lived or worked in the area.
If that’s you, here’s what to do...
First off, we need to know what you sound like!
- Have a listen to Radio Newark during the day to get a feel for the station then please record three audio links into your mobile ‘phone as if you were a DJ speaking between the songs.
- Link one: Local weather (approx twenty seconds)
- Link two: Chat about a local non-profit event - research something online or make one up (approx forty seconds)
- Link three: A general talking point, subject of your own choosing, inviting listeners to get involved (approx sixty seconds)
In all three links please announce a song that has just played and one you’re talking into (invent songs for the exercise, you don’t need to include them, we’re only interested in hearing YOU and your presentation style). You can also mention your name in your links, identify the radio station, how to listen etc - be a DJ, go for it!
Once you’re happy with your recordings, please email the files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and contact details in the email, tell us your connection to Newark and Sherwood and include your name in the file names so we can identify your creative efforts.
Please get your recordings to us by July 31. We will shortlist those we feel are suitable and be in touch for training and induction which will be done remotely via Zoom.
We can’t wait to hear your auditions and wish every one of you the very best of luck.
PSST! Not everyone wants to be a DJ, but the good news is that Radio Newark is also on the lookout for behind the scenes helpers as well, so if you have administrative and organisational skills, a leaning towards IT and technical or something else to offer and would like to join our fun team, feel free to get in touch at the same email address.