Communicorp runs several of the biggest radio brands in the UK including the biggest digital radio station outside London (Smooth North West I have you know). Heart North & Mid-Wales broadcasts from its Wrexham studios and is home to Lois & Oli!
I joined the team in April 2018, helping out of the breakfast show (involving many 4am starts) before moving to drive in June 2019. I have also helped them film tanks crushing caravans, a grown adult male going through 'simulated childbirth' and push a chair with a rather large face of the presenters sitting on top in Aberystwyth, Porthmadog, Caernarfon, Llanfairpwllgwygyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Llandudno, Rhyl and Wrexham.
Phew! Taith fawreddog gywir o Gymru!
WHEN WERE YOU THERE?
Between April 2018 and December 2019. But I frequently keep in touch with the team!
WHAT DID YOU DO?
I provided close production support to Lois, Meg (who sat in for Lois while she was on maternity) and Oli as well as programme directors, Kyle and Jamie. This included researching, editing pre-recorded phone calls, creating a daily promo trail, posting social media content and filming for socials.
DID YOU DO ANY DANCING BEHIND-THE-SCENES?
Oh, and this...
This is what early mornings do!
ANYWAY, DID YOU LEARN ANY WELSH?
Let's just put it this way; it's still rusty! Both Lois and Meg speak Welsh as a first language and having heard a lot of it, it's a fascinating language and really, really hard! I did learn; 'bore da' (good morning), 'prynhawn da' (good afternoon) and 'diolch yn fawr' (thanks a lot). I once challenged Lois to say Llanfairpwllgwygyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch live on the radio and she nailed it!
Cyfarch i bob siaradwr Cymraeg! Rwy'n gobeithio dysgu mwy yn y dyfodol.
Heart's Feel-Good Weekend (Full)
Heart's Club Classics (Full)
This is the full programme as produced and recorded by myself. The music and programming used within this demo should not be duplicated, downloaded or shared. I cannot take any responsibility for the contact details or social media accounts that are quoted within the audio. 'Jamie & Amanda's £2 Million in the Music' is a limited time competition. Please visit Heart's website for more details as this may no longer be running.
One of my tasks whilst helping at Heart, one of my tasks is to produce a short promo, optimising some of the best bits from the show that has just been broadcast. This is then played out during Heart Breakfast in order to market the Meg & Oli during networked hours. Below are just some of the promo's I have produced.