Meet the Exec

Adrian Waddelove - Station Manager

station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

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.

Emily Kilner - Assistant Station Manager

assistant.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Assistant Manager's role is to help the Station Manager with the running of the station. This includes helping to lead the exec, sitting on the University Media Committee and making sure the station is fully stocked with everything it needs. The Assistant Manager also acts as the Secretary and Treasurer of the station, and therefore is in charge of all station finances. 

Jonathan Leung - Head of Human Resources

Humanresources@purpleradio.co.uk

 

The Head of Human Resources at Purple Radio is responsible for training all members in the studios, ensuring that all broadcasting standrads are met, and being the first point of contact for all members of the station regarding any issues or queries they may have. The Head of Human Resources is also responsible for ensuring that membership is paid and that all members have read and signed the contract. The Head of Human Resources also oversees production elements of all shows, ensuring that the producers are offering advice so as to improve the overall quality of their shows.  

Vacant - Head of On Demand

Ondemand@purpleradio.co.uk

To ask about the vacancy, please message the Station Manager, Adrian Waddelove on station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of On Demand at Purple Radio is responsible for everything podcasts. From ensuring that producers are matched with appropriate podcasts, to training members in the podcast studio and in producing their podcast to a high standard. The Head of On Demand also acts as and Executive Producer to all On Demand content. 

Luca Pittalis - Head of Live Production

liveproduction@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Live Production at Purple Radio is essentially responsible for everything that goes out live on air and for creating the show scheldule - so if you want a show then Luca is your man! The Head of Live Production is responsible for ensuring that everything that goes out on air is legal and professional, and organises the show schedule. The Head of Live Production also has heavy involvement in the coordinating and running of outdoor broadcasts. 

Luca is currently a second year, studying Biological Sciences. He got involved at Purple because he's hoping to pursue a career in wildlife filmmaking and broadcasting after university, and Purple Radio gave him the "perfect opportunity to practice".

Alex Orton and Harry Gilbey - Head of Promotions

promotions@purpleradio.co.uk 

The Head of Promotions is entrusted with raising the profile of the station, organising 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! They also have 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.

Naomi Clarke and Tasha Livingstone - Heads of News

news@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of News at Purple Radio is responsible for all news output during the broadcast day. 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, Newsfeed. They also produce and present a weekly hour news program incorporating local, national and international news, interviews and discussions.

The team were recently nominated for the 2019 Student Radio Awards for their "Housing Crisis Investigation".

Vacant - Head of Web Development

To ask about the vacancy, please message the Station Manager, Adrian Waddelove on station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Web Development at Purple Radio is responsbile for our website and all computers in the office/studio. The Head of Web Development will work closely with the Head of Technical services to ensure the smooth running of the station and stream online. 

Vacant - Head of Imaging

imaging@purpleradio.co.uk 

To ask about the vacancy, please message the Station Manager, Adrian Waddelove on station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Imaging is responsible for all the Imaging for the station. That is, they are responsible for the audio side of the radio station including sounds such as jingles and public advertising features. Alongside this, they are also responsbile for the beds and sweepers which form an important part of any radio show.

 

Ed Chambers - Head of Sport

sport@purpleradio.co.uk 

The Head of Sport 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 Head of News to have this information incorporated in hourly bulletins and the weekly Sportsfeed programmes.

They are also in charge of all live coverage of sport events around Durham including pitch side commentating and post match interviews, and present the weekly Sportsfeed show.

Vacant - Head of Visualisation

visualisation@purpleradio.co.uk

To ask about the vacancy, please message the Station Manager, Adrian Waddelove on station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Visualisation is responsibile for the visualisation side of the station. That is, they are responsible for the videos and graphics which are uploaded on our public social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our YouTube channel.

They also create promotional videos and artwork for the station. 

 

 

Alfie Leach - Head of Music

 

Music@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Music at Purple Radio is responsible for all the music that Purple Radio owns and ensuring that it is legal and catalogued correctly. The Head of Music is also responsible for coordinating Live Sessions, Playlists, organising interviews, networking with the wider industry (including studios, labels, artists) and keeping the blog updated. 

Vacant - Head of Tech

tech@purpleradio.co.uk 

To ask about the vacancy, please message the Station Manager, Adrian Waddelove on station.manager@purpleradio.co.uk

The Head of Tech is in charge of all things tech within Purple Radio. This includes all the mixing equipment, sound processing hardware, computer software, servers, networking and website and so on. There is quite a lot in a radio station you can imagine! We are always striving to bring new gadgets and gizmos to make the station look and sound even better!