It's not just the shows! Behind the scenes at Purple Radio, a number of teams are diligently beavering away...
As well as the shows on Purple Radio, a number of teams are in place to run essential parts of Purple Radio! By joining, you can be part of as many of these teams as you wish!
The Music Team is responsible for finding the best new music, all the way from established international bands to the newest local music. Each week, the Music Team get together and discuss what they think should be broadcast on Purple Radio. They also review singles, albums and even gigs around the local area and post their reviews on this website.
The News Team ensure that Purple Radio's daily news bulletins are filled with everything going on around Durham and around the world. From the day's revelations in global politics to student opinion polls on their favourite TV shows, the News Team cover a broad spectrum of subjects and scopes. The News Team also contribute to the weekly news shows on Purple Radio, either presenting, writing content or conducting interviews.
The Production Team are in charge of making the station sound professional and deliver elements of audio for DJs to use during their show. Using professional audio tools, the Production Team take audio samples from wherever they can to deliver jingles, beds and sound effects that make the station sound good!
Arguably the most enthusiastic team of the lot, the Promotions Team aid the Head of Sponsorship and Head of Marketing in their roles, from designing posters and flyers to organising events and sponsorship deals with local businesses. Sponsorship and Marketing is always a high priority for the exec; with established connections (and working on forming new ones), the Promotions Team make sure everyone knows and loves Purple Radio.
As one might expect, a system that broadcasts live 24/7 doesn't run itself. The Tech Team are responsible for making sure everything is running smoothly, as well as building new gadgets and gizmos to make the lives of all Purple Radio members a little easier. All experience is required for this team, as the technical tasks range from keeping the website fresh and exciting to improving the sound quality of the station's output.
The Monitoring Team ensure the quality of Purple Radio is held up by listening throughout the day and making sure DJs are abiding by the rules set down by Ofcom and Purple Radio itself. The team also decide which shows are nominated for Show of the Week.