Join Us

We’re looking for people who’d like to be involved with Radio Shields NE on a voluntary basis. Whatever your area of interest, be it presenting, reporting or production & more – we’d like to hear from you! 

We are an all ages and abilities organisation working with both local authorities. This means we welcome people no matter your age, race, gender or religion. We do have some extra rules for those who are under 16 years old or are classed to be vulnerable.

Previous experience is not essential, we are keen to hear from people who have a passion for the local area across our target area of South Shields and North Shields who are looking to get involved in this new exciting community project.

There are many ways to get involved, and we are looking for people of all ages and abilities to come on board and be part of the team.

Training

If you have an idea for a programme, you will firstly go through a dedicated training programme which is 3 to 4 sessions lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour each. During this time, you will learn everything about radio from producing a show, to editing, presenting and the technical side of how to get your show on air.

From this we will help you with branding and marketing and then give you a slot on our schedule to get you live! We’ll sit in with you for your first few shows to help out if needed but then it’s over to you !!

We are YOUR life, YOUR music and YOUR radio station!

We can then look at other aspects of radio if you are interested including live events, marketing and administration.

Frequent Asked Questions

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Radio Shields NE are looking for local/UK presenters, producers and DJ’s to get involved with our radio station, what we have on offer is a platform with the potential listeners of 3000 on a monthly basis.

WHAT MUSIC CAN I PLAY?

While your show should be a reflection of your personality and music tastes, we want to ensure that Radio Shields has an overall station sound, and that our listeners and your listeners can transfer from one show to another. We usually do this with on the hour News, Ad’s etc.

Genres that fit:

  • Generic Pop, Dance classics.
  • Commercial remixes of chart music by UK and International producers.
  • Old School classics
  • Funky House
  • Retro
  • Vocal House
  • Vocal Trance (90’s and 00’s)
  • Club land, Hardcore, Makin

TECHNICALITIES 

We ask that:

  • Your show is a minimum of 2 hours long (120 minutes)
  • You maintain level control throughout, watching your meters to avoid distortion or large volume changes.
  • Using Microphone, refrain from swearing, making religious, political or racist comments.

WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?

Radio Shields NE will support you with show idents, promotion and social media exposure

While we hope that your show will fit into our weekly schedule, we hope that it will attract potential advertisers and sponsorship; your motivation should be for the community, music and your listeners.

Ready?

Your Full Name (required)

Your E-Mail Address (required)

Your Phone Number (optional)

Tell us a bit about yourself!

We are very interested in people who have experience of volunteering (much more than radio experience). Do you have any previous voluntary or community experience (NOT RADIO RELATED)?

We are always interested in people who have time to give to help with fundraising, promotion, training, etc. do you have experience of this?

Please give details of TWO references (known in a professional capacity is preferred, i.e. employer, teacher etc). Please give name, postal address, and telephone number (if available)