Journos on Parade

Wow.  It’s been a while.

So what’s new?  One of the main reasons for my laziness is a certain 2 hour commute I now do each way to uni.  I’m studying broadcast journalism at UWS – a diploma that, in theory, promises to make me employable to radio stations.  I’m impressed at their optimism and ambition! 

  I absolutely love it though – myself and the other 11 prospective journos spend our days playing with recording and editing equipment, pouncing on unsuspecting members of the student community within Hamilton.  Yes, Hamilton.

  In case you’ve never visited Hamilton, I won’t bore you with too many details.  It’s kind of grey and bleak looking, with a couple of high rise council buildings and a dubious looking town centre.  Let’s just say that questions regarding Gordon Brown were mostly met with “I don’t really have an opinion on him” whereas the suggestion of the drinking age being raised to 21 received a far more emphatic response, all of the same view that “jakeys’ll get tha’ drink anyways, like”.  The university, however, is worth the commuting effort, with fully-equipped radio studio and the latest editing software, plus a library boasting all the books necessary to complete the course with a fair amount of knowledge (providing I stay awake long enough to read them by the time I make it home in the evenings that is!).

  I’m still a bit technologically-challenged so haven’t worked out how to transfer files from our Burli system to put onto my blog, but I’m sure at some point I’ll be able to wow you with my new found talents. 

  Our visit to Real Radio and Radio Clyde last week was brilliant –

the staff at both were more than happy to show us around and chat to us.  We even met (and were stalked by) the Stereophonics – bloody hell though, Kelly Jones is a short man!  He’s like a wee Lego figure.

ps cheers to Ronnie and the course blog, where I nicked the photo from!! Check it out at


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