Wednesday 25, January 2012
Tim Westwood: Salford is full of opportunities
RADIO ONE DJ Tim Westwood hailed Salford as one of the most exciting cities
in the country when he brought his 1Xtra show to the university, reports Mark Cockcroft.
Britain's most recognizable hip-hop DJ,
Westwood, is one of the BBC's longest serving radio presenters, having worked
at the organisation for over 15 years.
He spent a day at the University of Salford this week where he hosted a Q&A
with 40 invited guests.
During the session Westwood, 54, was joined by his 1Xtra co-presenter, Kerry D, and two of the show's producers. Each shared their experiences of how they broke into the radio industry and provided valuable advice and tips to students about how to be successful in their chosen career.
Westwood described Salford as a city full of
opportunities, especially for university students, and described MediaCityUK as one of the most
important media sites in the country.
As a regular club DJ, Westwood described the importance of taking his shows
around the country, calling the club nights he regularly hosts "a meeting point
between the radio show and his audience".
When asked by a singer how to break into the music business, Westwood said:
"Perform everywhere. Any event that is going on at uni, make sure you are
there, creating your own momentum."
Westwood then broadcast his 1Xtra
show live from Bar Yours. One hundred students took part in the recording
of the show, with games, shout-outs and a special appearance by Wretch 32
taking place on air.
During the event, TV and Radio Production students Annabelle Kelly and Chloe Sells won five tickets to the free 1Xtra gig at the Manchester Apollo.
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