teenager becomes Somerset's youngest radio presenter
Highbridge student has taken to the airwaves and become the youngest
radio breakfast show presenter in Somerset.
Hodge volunteers at Access FM, based at Bridgwater YMCA, for two
hours each weekday morning.
he and Sian Graham are studying a Foundation Degree in Media Practice
at Bridgwater College and present on the College's Media Academy3's
radio station to approximately 600 online listeners a week.
duo broadcast weather and traffic reports, the 'low down' on Bridgwater,
do a daily brainteaser and play music on their breakfast show.
19, from Highbridge said: "Since starting my course I have
presented on two radio shows, both through the College and Access
FM and gained freelance work with the BBC on both feature and
course has helped me in these roles as it provides both theoretical
and practical learning. The course could definitely help kick-start
a media career."
Hardcastle, Lecturer at Bridgwater College, added: "The best
way to get a job in the media is to actually go out and work in
the industry, whether voluntary or paid, and it is not always
as hard as it sounds."
have a variety of opportunities that many students use. Access
FM is a community based radio station and is a great start to
a media career - whether presenting or producing."
you would like to listen to Jake and Sian, tune in to Access FM,
104.2 between 7.30am and 9.30am, Monday to Friday.
Sian Graham and Jake Hodge in the studios of the Bridgwater radio