Stoke-on-Trent College learners have made the first-ever broadcast on a new national radio station.

The team of creative media students brought their show to National College Radio on its launch day, which included a Q&A with their lecturer about his career, a movie review segment and a fast-request challenge featuring 21 song requests in 19 minutes.

The students prerecorded their show in the comfort of the college’s studio, planning, recording and editing it, before sending it to NCR’s programme controller.

The station broadcasts content made online by 15- to 18-year-olds at colleges and sixth-forms across the UK, and the Stoke-on-Trent team has now been offered a regular monthly slot.

“We’re extremely proud of all the students, who have really risen to the challenge, meeting all deadlines and submitting good, well-planned and professional-standard content,” said Lee Beddow, the programme leader for creative media at the college. “It’s a real coup for our students to be selected as the first broadcast.”

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