Purple Radio is entirely student-run, primarily by the Exec and their deputies!
The Exec are members of the station with important roles, whether it is keeping the playlist fresh, maintaining systems or managing the station as a whole. At the end of Epiphany Term, applications are accepted for each position, and the previous Exec choose the new Exec who will take over in Easter Term.
All Exec members will happily answer any questions with regards to the station, or direct you to the relevant person if they don't know the answer. See below for e-mail addresses so you can get in touch!
March 2014 - March 2015
The Station Manager, oddly enough, manages the station. This involves choosing the rest of the Exec at the start of the year, as well as directing them throughout the year (although each Exec member undertakes the majority of the work in their position). The manager implements his or her programme throughout the year, working together with the rest of the Exec to ensure the efficient running of the station.
The Station Manager is responsible for the station as a whole and hence deals with external issues such as regulation, licensing and finance, as well as being the overall face and main contact point for the station.
The Assistant Manager acts as treasurer and secretary for the station, undertaking some financial duties as well as producing minutes for each exec meeting. As well as this, they help out with the general running of the station, together with the manager.
The Programme Controller is in charge of setting up the schedule, as well as making sure everyone sticks to it. They also ensure the quality of the broadcast is acceptable by monitoring shows, together with the Monitoring Team.
The Programme Controller also acts as a go-to person for members of Purple Radio: if you have any general queries about the station, this is the person to go to!
The Head Producer works with all shows to ensure on air content is as entertaining and structured as possible. The Head Producer works with all shows to ensure consistent output across the station. They also help shows establish producers to help enhance the quality of show content. Alongside this, the Head Producer is responsible for executively producing the Breakfast, Evening and Request Lunch shows.
As well as being a traditional producer and content creator the Head Producer also leads a team of producers across the station.
The Head of Music is responsible for all things musical for the station. With the aid of the Music Team, the Head of Music must sift through the masses of music sent to Purple Radio and pick out the best to put on the playlist for the station each week, as well as making sure it is being played by shows during the day. Also, they organise gig reviews, interviews and even live sessions for themself and the Music Team.
The News Editor at Purple Radio is responsible for all news output during the broadcast day. As Head of News, they are also the manager of the News Team, delegating out slots for the station's twice-daily bulletins and also leading the news team in writing, editing and broadcasting the Purple News Show. As News Editor they also produce and present a weekly hour news program incorporating local, national and international news, interviews and discussions.
The Sport Editor at Purple Radio is responsible for all output on the station of Sport news and coverage. While ensuring the latest sports results and news are being broadcast as fast a possible they also liaise with the News Editor to have this information incorporated in hourly bulletins and the weekly hour news programme.
As Sport Editor they are also in charge of all live coverage of sport events around Durham including pitch side commentating and post match interviews.
The Head of Broadcasting Standards and Devlopment is responsible for training all new members to use the equipment. They also assist current members, dealing with any problems they may have on the equipment and keeping people up to date with new developments. They are responsible for the state of the equipment and must liaise with members to make sure everyone knows what they are doing and what standards they must uphold.
As Head of Broadcasting Standards, they also lead a Monitoring Team whose job it is to listen to and record station output to track the quality of shows, offer improvements and praise members in their shows.
The Head of Advertising has the task of making connections with businesses and organisations. They are in charge of organising events and gigs, as well as making use of anything they can get their hands on to promote the station and the sponsors.
The Head of Marketing is entrusted with raising the profile of the station, working closely with the Head of Sponsorship to organise events, posters and other publicity to make sure everyone knows what is going on with the station. They are also in charge of promoting Purple Radio as a brand, and making sure as many people as possible are aware of what we do!
The Head of Imaging ensures everything on air sounds as professional as possible. They are in charge of creating or sourcing of show and company adverts, sweepers, podcasts, jingles, and beds. They help show presenters with creating adverts, sweepers and features and work alongside them to help enhance their broadcast skills
The Head of Imaging also works with the rest of the exec to ensure consistent brand identity.
The Head of Web is in charge of all things web based within Purple Radio. This includes the extensive website that has been built and gets managed in house, as well as all the networking within the station that makes sure we can bring you 10,000s of songs on request. The Head of Web works closely with the Head of Sound to ensure the smooth technical running of the station and to ensure that you can always listen to Purple when you want, how you want. They have to constantly be on call to fix things as and when the problems occur so therefore deserve ALL the respect.
The Head of Sound is in charge of all things sound within Purple Radio. This includes all the mixing equipment, sound processing hardware, computer software and hardware and so on. There is quite a lot in a radio station you can imagine! The Head of Sound works with the Head of Web to ensure that the station is always sounding perfect and coming through those speakers of yours. We are always striving to bring new gadgets and gizmos to make the station look and sound even better!