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Monday 9 May 2011

BBC Radio Derby Tour with Anthony Isaacs and Aleena Naylor.

On Sunday I went on one of the free tours around BBC Radio Derby they they had organised to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The tour lasted over an hour with a group of about 15 people, the tour was led by Anthony Isaacs, the promotions editor.

The tour was really interesting, it started in Radio Derby reception area and then into the office area where we watched a short DVD telling you about what goes on behind the scenes. We were told who sat at each desk including the sports desk, The BBC big screen and even where East Midlands Today sat to do their editing.

We say how technology had changed over the years with regard to recording interviews in the field, starting with large tape reel recorders, minidisc recorder, digital recorder and finally a “FlashMic” which is just a microphone with built-in flash memory recorder.

After the office area we moved into a room between two studios, one had Jeff Harris who was broadcasting live at the time and in the other studio was Aleena Naylor who spent quite some time showing how her show is planned out and how all the equipment works.
Aleena Naylor posing for photograph for me.
Aleena Naylor on the BBC Radio Derby tour.

After the tour we were invited outside to the BBC Bus for a detailed talk on the digital switchover.
Did you go on one of the tours that were over the weekend?


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