Every radio station wants to have its own unique sound. And here at Fun Kids we want you – our listeners, to know you’re going to like what we put out on air. And that’s the job of the Programme Controller – the ringmaster of the radio!
The Programme Controller – or PC as they’re sometimes called, is responsible for making sure the station sounds exactly as it’s meant to, and so keeping you, our listeners, happy. This means they have to know a lot about what you like – and don’t like! That’s why we love getting messages from you – they help us keep the station sounding the way you want.
The PC will also get down to the nitty gritty with the numbers – scouring through reports about how many people are tuning in and to get an idea of how well we’re doing.
There are certain rules too about what we can and can’t do on the radio. For example, like at home and school, we mustn’t use rude words. We’re also not allowed to talk about some things or play adverts that may be harmful for children. Fun Kids has to be a safe place as well as a fun place!
Our PC is Lloydie, and he was a presenter himself for 17 years before he became a PC. As well as developing the station’s programme plans, he also helps the presenters out with ideas for their shows, as well as giving them tips and encouragement.
Lloydie also works with our producers and online team to help them come up with ideas that we think will work with our listeners – and to make sure that what’s on the website and podcasts, not to mention our social media, is all up to date.
And of course, don’t forget the music – that’s something right at the heart of the station. And with now ten varieties of Fun Kids, each playing different types of music, well, there’s a lot of music to think about!
Basically, the PC is responsible for bringing it all together – the music, presenters, guests, competitions, plays and learn series, what’s on our website and podcasts. All whilst making sure that what goes out, doesn’t break broadcasting rules – and is exactly what our listeners want to hear!Add a comment