16th November 2020 • Emma Cooper
National Star student, Ben Lloyd turned DJ on a local community radio station to share his love of music.
Ben, a student at National Star in Hereford, always fully participates in occupational therapy-led dance sessions at college, often picking up a guitar to play along with the songs.
So it’s no surprise that he jumped at the chance of presenting his own 30-minute show on new community radio station Bromyard FM (bfmradio.uk).
Since its launch in March, listeners to Bromyard FM have grown immensely, with the station adding new presenters and slots dedicated to a wide variety of music genres.
The musical Grease is one of Ben’s favourite albums and so he chose to play songs from the film during his time on air. He prepared his set list in advance and how he wanted to announce the songs.
After the show Ben said, ‘It was amazing and fun. It made me feel happy! I loved the music and the chat, I was cool and not nervous. Paul was really funny. I hope it helps me with music in the future.’
Presenter Paul Geoghegan said, ‘Everyone involved in BFM Radio was blown away by Ben’s enthusiasm and commitment to sharing the music that he loves. His passion for Grease was infectious. We had lots of positive feedback on our Facebook chat group during the show and messages about Ben for days afterwards too – he made a very positive impression on our listeners.’
Discover more about becoming a student at National Star in Hereford here.