Burn FM Deputy Station Manager Grace Lea provides Burn FM’s weekly update for Redbrick, highlighting the perseverance shown by their members when faced with the challenges posed by the pandemic
As with many other societies this semester, Burn have had a very rocky start to the year … but that has not stopped us! Despite being unable to access our studio, our amazing network of members have been endlessly producing content to flood your (virtual) airwaves.
Our News Team have been creating daily news bulletins; the Arts Team have been recording weekly podcasts; our Production Team have been busy editing radio plays in collaboration with Infinity Stage Company; the Music Team have been curating weekly playlists and the Sports Team have been covering matches from Birmingham City, Walsall and Coventry football clubs.
Our resident radio presenters and podcast hosts have also been very busy learning the art of broadcasting from their respective bedrooms, kitchens and hallways. We have produced over 20 different podcasts that examine topics from feminism, football and even a new spin on fine art, along with 40 shows that discuss everything from jazz to KPOP, or musical theatre to rock. Each and every one has been excellent and has produced such wide, varying content for our listeners. Our members are doing an amazing job in such a strange situation.
It is not all work and no play at Burn either! This term we have hosted our own Burn Bingo and Lockdown Scavenger Hunt, which has been a great way to get everyone involved and to have a bit of fun- as much as is possible from your living room. We are looking forward to continuing this into Christmas, and through to the next semester.