Lounging In A Lorry

The weekend just passed has been very hectic but energetic, which is how I like things to be when doing anything broadcast related.

In this case it was assisting the coverage of Canterbury’s Lounge On The Farm festival for community radio station CSR FM where it was all done from a fancy outside broadcast truck, positioned a few yards behind the main stage.

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The vehicle itself was split into two sections, a well-lit, well-furnished studio where I can be seen posing below;

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It was here I spent two hours under the chaotic conditions of James Waters opening the second day of festival proceedings, and you can hear in the audio below whether I survived or not.
[audio https://robinblamires26.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/mixdown-waters.mp3]

And the nerve-centre of it all, the production room where all the interviews and live performances were edited, and when I say tensions were running high, they really were.
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Yet we all managed to pull through and produce some top quality radio.

Much of it came from our “Museebo” (music gazebo apparently) where most of our live interviews and band performances took place.

ImageOne such interview can be heard below which I helped produce, where James Waters interviews Liverpool based band Sound Of Guns.

[audio https://robinblamires26.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/mixdown-sog.mp3]

Overall it was a fantastic weekend with a brilliant team effort both on air and technical, and with regards to the latter, an effort that left rival broadcasters in the area more than a little envious.

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About Robin Blamires

I live in Canterbury and really enjoy radio and audio producing. I currently present a show at community station CSR FM called "Blam Jam" where I play a wide selection of soul, jazz and electronica music, and elsewhere in the station I help out with producing the station sound, creating on-air idents and sweepers. I would love to bring my skills into professional radio and continue to learn more.
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