Fuse FM Column In The Mancunion
Fuse FM is YOUR Student Radio Station.
We have just refreshed our schedule which means there’s loads of brand new spanking shows. Here’s just a few you can tune into via our websitewww.fusefm.co.uk
Inbetween Days: James Stranks presents a mix of moderately eclectic music linked under the banner of "not rubbish". Every week the Legendary Soul Box provides a classic soul anthem with some fascinating facts to reveal live on air. Plus we get a visit by some hungry aliens...
Agony Mac: Jess McCarten presents brings you a show with a purpose, to provide you with the advice and support you need. Along with delivering a helping hand to those worried listeners, Agony Mac will help you discover the hidden Manchester. To find out more, tune in to Fuse FM because Agony Mac is here for you.
The Time Machine: Jamie Ross will travel through time, landing in different years. There will be a selection of the best tracks from each year, along with super fun facts about the year. Other features might include live covers of songs from the year we're in and a competition involving a poorly impersonated slightly relevant celebrity.
The Fusic Chart: Join Dean Webster and Matt Sharp for the countdown of the official fuse fm top 20! We count down the hottest 20 hits on Fuse FM right now and throw in a few of the other hottest songs from genres outside the main top 20! Its the chart show you control, so get involved!
Undercover with Chelsea Dickenson: We take a look at the best, the worst and the quite simply bizarre cover versions that have hit our eardrums in recent years.
PopTarts: Vicky Bond and Nicki Christophe bring you all things sugary with sweet pop music and even sweeter chat; bringing you the best of pop culture and music while channeling our inner tartdom.
The Record Player: Join Clifford Fleming and Ingrid Arctander Rosenlund on a journey back in time, before people used the internet; before Google and iTunes. The Record Player takes you on a journey from the 1930s up to the 1970s. We will follow how our grandparents grew up with music and how music started to shape the world. The Record Player will not only focus on music but culture, history and art too. Be ready to take a step back in time.
Meet The Committee
Name: Debbie Houghton
Course and year: Chemistry with Industrial Experience - 4th year
Where are you from?: Longdon, Near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Committee position: Head of Promotions
What does your role entail?: Getting sponsorship for the station, prizes for competitions and promoting Fuse FM to a wider audience.
How can members get involved in your area?: If you know any companies that would be interested in advertising on Fuse FM or might give us competition prizes get in email@example.com.
I love Fuse FM because....: It can be whatever you want it to be. If you've got an awesome idea, this is the place that can make it happen!
What's your favourite cheese?: Stilton, or anything that's really strong and smells disgusting.
Committee member with the worst habit: Dean Webster is always late! But he does have the best laugh in the world, so I'll let him off!
What do you want to be when you grow up: Forensic scientist
Even for someone who isn't thinking about a career in the media why would you recommend getting involved with Fuse: Mainly because it's loads of fun and a fantastic opportunity to have fun with radio and learn a bit of the technical side. Also, you get to meet loads of people who are interested in music and media in general.
Name a radio show that you listen to every day and why it's so amazing: The Scott Mills Show. He makes me laugh so much and I love the Posh Radio 4 Lady!
One top tip on being 'good' at radio (as specific or as general as you like): Try to hit the vocal on the songs, it makes that really long intro sound loads better!
If you could be a celebrity for a day who would you be: Kate Middleton
Favourite Manchester night out. Where is it and what is it?: Revolver at Roadhouse and Deaf Institute. Awesome '60s music!
Have you ever had a show on Fuse FM - how did you feel it went?: I had a breakfast show in 2009-10 and I think it went pretty well, mainly because I wasn't in charge of the desk!
Favourite place on campus to eat: Whitworth Art Gallery
Favourite place on campus to sleep: G51 Chemistry Building
Favourite place on campus to study?!: Joule Library - they have reading desks! Although I think I might start working in John Rylands on Deansgate so I can pretend I'm in Harry Potter.
What did you dress up as at Halloween?: A cleaning lady
Fuse in 3 words: Pretty flippin' snazzy