Meet audio producer Larnie Moles – the first of a mini-series, showcasing the guests behind Solo Arts’ upcoming Audio Cinema night, Tuesday 2nd May 2018.
I did a talk on this subject at this year’s Student Radio Conference in Cardiff.
Yes, some of it is blindingly obvious, but I thought it needed saying because I see people come in for radio placements/internships/shadowing at Radio 2 a lot. And so often, people get the little things wrong.
Don’t be useless at making phone calls
If you’re asked to pick up the phone and book a guest, take a deep breath and go for it. You need to be charming and persuasive. It can be slightly daunting making this first phone call in an open-plan office but if you come across badly and the guest says “no” that’s not great.