Celtic Music Radio returns to The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for live broadcasts from the Buchanan Suite starting Friday 16th January at 11am.
Celtic Music Radio is delighted that Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students will again be providing important production support to the station’s live broadcasts from Celtic Connections once again.
The link up first started three years ago and a strong relationship has been established with the university.
Students enjoy working on a live radio station in both a studio setting and in outside broadcasting environments such as Celtic Connections or St Andrews Day from Glasgow’s West End.
Patrick Quinn, Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at GCU said:
“Collaborating at Celtic Connections with Celtic Music Radio gives GCU audio students a unique opportunity to work on live radio with a worldwide audience.
“It also further develops our strong links with local and national broadcasters.”
GCU students have clearly gained experience under the direction of station operational staff in a “real world” environment while CMR benefits from the valuable, additional technical and personnel support. This allows CMR to be more ambitious in its programming and ultimately to provide an improved, high quality output to its listeners at home and overseas.
Students working with CMR are on the BSc (Hons) Audio Technology with Electronics/Multimedia degree, which aims to equip students with professional operational skills in audio with an in depth understanding of how the equipment works.
GCU has offered a course in this area for nearly twenty years and its graduates are now working in many areas of audio including broadcasting, live sound, games design, acoustics and recording amongst others.
In addition to CMR, GCU works with BBC Scotland, STV Glasgow, Mediaspec, Scottish Parliament and The Warehouse to give students work experience.
For more information on the department’s activities, visit the Audio@GCU FB page.
The Buchanan Sessions during Celtic Connections, live from The Buchanan Suite, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, daily from 11.00am. Weekends from 12 noon.