Dear students and conference go-ers,

We are offering five people (or shows, or stations) to takeover Livewire for the day! We are going to provide five industry professionals, including presenters, producers and management, to listen to your shows live and give you feedback as you go along.

This is a great opportunity to show off your presenting skills – and also to improve them.

What are we looking for?

We are after FIVE different shows to takeover Livewire. You’ll be using Livewire’s branding, Livewire’s studio and Livewire’s desks.

You can be:
– A solo presenter
– A show (so, 2/3 presenters, with or without a producer)
– A whole station (you can design a one-hour show as a group).

What type of show are you looking for?

Anything. We’ll match you to a presenter or a producer. So, you can be an entertainment presenter, a specialist DJ, a speech or drama show, a sports show, anything.

Do I have to know how to run the desks?

You’ll need a certain amount of proficiency, but there’ll be a Livewire volunteer on hand to show you all the set up – and to stay with you throughout your show, so don’t worry too much.

Do I need to provide my own music?

If you are a specialist music DJ, then yes please. Bring your music along on a USB stick, turn up to your session early, and our Livewire volunteer will load up your songs for you. Same with any jingles or imaging – bring it along and we’ll load it up for you.

How do I apply?

Please send the following information to

  1. Your name
  2. Your show and its genre, including the names of co-presenters and producers
  3. A rough outline of how you would fill an hour, and any features you might like to include
  4. The dream radio station that you would like to work at.

We only have space for five shows unfortunately, so won’t be able to accept everyone – so make sure your application stands out!

The deadline for applications is Sunday 1st April at midnight.