Sammy JamesProgramme Controller
Hi, I'm Sammy and I'm the Programme Controller this year. Sounds complicated, but basically I'm just responsible for deciding how are schedule looks each semester and then training all our lovely members how to put together amazing radio shows. Luckily I also have the help of the daytime, night-time and weekend producers and together we make up the programming team. If you have any questions about how to apply for your own show or you would like some feedback on your current show then do feel free to send me an email or a tweet.
Izzie ThomasHead of Marketing
Okay guys so LSR Marketing 2015 I'm thinking big screen in Times Square, West End 'Rise-of' musical theatre production, helicopter banners across mainland Europe, personalised local currency and most likely sponsoring the 2018 Winter Olympics. My job is to get everyone (EVERYONE) listening to LSR and to work with local sponsors to make sure we have the resources to keep doing what we do. BUSINESS. If you'd like to be involved, or if you know where to get helicopter banners printed, drop me an email and we'll have a natter.
Jonny McGuiganHead of Engineering
Jonny is the Head of Technology & Engineering across Leeds University Union's Media Societies. Within LSR he holds responsibility for the upkeep of the studios, equipment, IT, servers and streaming. Quite often found repairing equipment - Jonny is content in the LSR Office, usually sat on the sofa with a yoghurt troubleshooting some problems!With a keen interest in radio, having been involved in radio stations from 12 onwards, he also gets involved in presenting, and with the big LSR events!
Mo AyoubHead of Production
I’m a 20 year old radio keeno Liverpudlian Arab who speaks Spanish and has a beard. Confused? So am I. I’m also the production co-ordinator for this year at LSR meaning that most of the bangs, pops and whistles that you hear on air will have been made by yours truly (that’s alongside presenting shows and DJ’ing in the Old Bar/Terrace); funnily enough, despite knowing my way around the studio I do NOT carry that mid 90’s Napoleon dynamite pocket protector vibe. I guarantee that I’m going to be in the office for most of the year, so if you need help with making your own jingles, podcasting your show or just generally want to discuss current affairs or your favourite breakfast cereal (mine’s Coco Pops) then feel free!
Jaguar BinghamEvening Editor
Yo I'm Jaguar, but you can call me Dangerous Jag. I'm the Evening Editor - so night-owls and specialist music lovers, I'll be looking after these kinds of shows that occur after dark! I joined LSR last year (because of a Jaguar Skills mix which is the anthem to my life & I wanted to make that my jingle) & it was the best decision I ever made. I spent the summer interning at Radio 1 and 1Xtra and I am so excited to apply all that I've learnt into making the best shows and station in the universe! (well, the university universe). You can find me at your local pub doing shots of tequila, or in the LSR office (which also will include tequila, probably).
Helena WebbWeekend Editor
I’m Helena, this year’s weekend editor for LSR. Be it be speech, comedy, music or just general entertainment; team weekend is for you! Whether you’re a newbie to LSR, or an old hand in the station, I am here to help you get involved. Come and say hi, or get in contact with any ideas you may have for our weekend slots; I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Emma RiceHead of Music
Hello, I’m Emma. I’m a second year English Literature and History of Art student paying no mind to the likelihood of my future ‘f’unemployment thanks to the honour of being your Head of Music. I get all excited by most musical marvels and do not judge harshly, unless you like Screamo or Pixie Lott, then we cannot be friends. I listen to Bill Withers, The Black Keys, Brooklyn Soul Boys and Blondie so can’t easily categorise my taste. Last year I produced LSR’s ‘Leeds Live and Local’ show which opened my ears to the scene that our city has to offer. It is my mission to get as many of the music team along to gigs, conducting interviews and involved in live lounge sessions in our own studio. Come along to our music meetings if you want to listen to exciting new music, are partial to the odd Custard Cream (other varieties of biscuit are available) or simply struggle to find friends in real life (Shakey is always looking for companions). You will find me in the office listening to daytime disco without shame. All of the love, Emma.
James ShakeshaftHead of Music
Hello, my name is James Shakeshaft this years head of music along side Emma Rice and I'm a graduate of Leeds College of Music studying music technology. Discovering new and old music is really what gets my rusty motor running and I am open to anything. After writing and presenting my specialist music show Vinyl Revival for the past year on LSR as well as being heavily involved with the music team my transition to head of music feels organic. Depending on what day of the week it is when I sit down to put on a record it could be anything from Woody Guthrie to The Fall, Black Sabbath to The Fugees or the bone shaking guitar playing of Link Wray. However my love for music grows from the seeds planted by 1920's blues artists such as Son House and Blind Willie McTell. This year me and Emma want to get as many of you to our music meetings to bring records to the table, get to gigs and compose and execute interviews and help out with live recordings in the LSR studio. If you have a love for music and a creative mind set, get involved.
Sam OliverHead of The Beat
Oh hey there! I'm Sam, the new Head of The Beat on LSR. You're probably wondering what on earth 'The Beat' actually is, so I should probably tell you! It's basically our equivalent of a Hometime show (or Drivetime, as they call it in the radio biz) that runs Monday-Friday with a different theme for each day. Think Greg James on Radio 1, but less glamorous! Feel free to ask me questions and bother me via my email address, it's email@example.com. Ciao!
Barnaby TowersBreakfast Producer
Hey there, my names Barnaby and I'm a second year New Media student and also Head of Breakfast on Leeds Student Radio this year. This basically means that I'm in charge of what and who goes on the breakfast shows if your interested in getting on breakfast as either a presenter or a feature I'm the person to talk to. I'm always happy to have a chat about anything and can help you think up ideas and concepts for your own shows. I was a first year last year and know that it can be scary and intimidating but please come and join in and get to know us all at LSR.
Oksana BischinHead of Design
I am Oksana, I am a second year fashion design student.Before this I’ve studied graphic arts, and graphic design at college, and as a result(I guess)I take care of designing the visual material needed by the Radio Station.My efforts will usually go into making sure that any of this material will not end up unnoticed. I am the point of call for suggestions related to the visual appearance of Leeds Student Radio, and also the person you need to talk to, for creating or improving any of the above stated material.