Guest Post: James Hoggarth

James Hoggarth
Image used with the permission of James Hoggarth

James Hoggarth presents on BBC Radio Humberside every weekday evening and not only that, he’s Head of Music there too. But to climb the professional radio ladder, James started out on Kingstown Radio which broadcasts across hospitals in Hull. So we asked James how hospital radio helped him get where is he today……

” When I joined Kingstown Radio in Hull in 1996 it was with the intention of using it as a stepping stone towards a professional career (ideally with the BBC). Continue reading

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How to… Get Comfortable with the Microphone

It’s you, four walls, a lot of equipment, and a microphone. Push that fader up and that’s your channel open to your listeners, (and possibly the rest of the world!)

In real life you might be the chattiest person all your friends know, but speaking on the radio is a very different matter. And you might be the best at making speeches to crowds of people, but when you’re in a radio studio it can feel like you’re just talking to the walls, even though ironically the real situation is very much the opposite. Continue reading

Making your radio life a little clearer….

There’s no hiding from it – becoming a radio presenter is scary. The first time you get behind the mic is probably not the most relaxing moment of your life. Not only is there getting your mind round all the technical business, but then there’s the talking bit! In my first ever link I think I repeated my name twice, said “erm” twenty times, and my voice sounded like I’d swallowed a golf ball. Continue reading