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Livesonline – Liam Lillico

BSc (Hons) Psychology

‘Repping Spark FM at Festivals in 2015!

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Yo!

This week I was sent a few emails by Mr Head of Music @ Spark. Essentially, festival period is afoot and Spark are going to need to be there to bring the best in music, to the people of Sunderland, or the world for online listeners.

Here’s where I come into that- I want to go to whatever festival I can, all in an effort to interview some of the biggest names in Music, all whilst they’re there to do what they love doing! Who wouldn’t want that? I was asked to send a text email paragraph explaining why I should get to go, as well as who I’d want to interview, as well as what I’d ask them.

Me being me, I decided to go with a video instead.. Hope you don’t mind Music Man!

Check it out down belowwwww!

– Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person. Part time Super Hero.

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An Editorial Shift at SR News!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Holla! This is going to be as quick a post as I can make it, purely because I’m ravenous.

Today was the day I was essentially, for all informed purposes, Editor for the SR News bulletins that go out every hour from the SR News Booth, on Spark.

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This basically means that I was the deciding factor in whether or not a story went ahead into a bulletin, out on-air. As well as that, I was tasked to make sure that everyone was doing a job and that the online platforms of the Media Hub were getting the correct attention too.

As stressful as it might sound, (Or not, depending on who you are and what your job is.) I didn’t actually get stressed at all. I feel like I kept a level head throughout the day and managed in the role well. Every bulletin was a success and had audio clips or interviews other than the actual newsreader in, which is one of the more desirable things in a bulletin. (Could I say that ‘b’ word anymore? Probably..)

ANYWAYS, to sum up- EVERYTHING WENT WELL AND I LOVED IT!

– Liam

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All Things Music & Spark

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Aloha pals, how are we all doing?

This is just a quick post while I attempt to finish an essay that’s due in tomorrow! (Wish me luck, I need it.)

If you’ve already read some of my posts throughout my time as a Lives Online blogger, you’ll know it’s no secret that I love all things music, I think Music Monday proves that. It’s also no secret how much I’m involved with Spark.

If you’re new to my page; hello, nice to kind of, almost, not really meet you. I’m Liam, a guy who has changed university courses so many times it’s silly. I’m  a massive fan of a wide mix of music, and work on Sunderland’s radio station; Spark FM. (http://www.sparksunderland.com/) on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as any other day they need me and I’m free.

So far, I’ve been able to do a lot of cool things, most notably; interview Rob Coles, the lead singer of local North East band Little Comets. I should mention that Little Comets are probably my most favourite band. They’re a local gem!

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Most recently though, and I’m talking really recently (Friday 6th, -3 days ago at the time of writing) I got to head up to Newcastle and interview, watch and review a band that I L.O.V.E. Glass Animals are an Oxford originating band that are just, generally mint. I can’t quite put them in a specific genre box, other than ‘Free Adventure’- which, is what I told them and they seemed to dig it.

They’re already massive in places like America and Australia, and they’re getting bigger here in the UK now too. They’re playing festivals like Reading, Leeds and even Coachella in the States.. Can you see why I was freaking out a little?

They were fantastic to speak to, and they put on an amazing show. At the moment, I feel like it was one of the best live gigs I’ve seen yet. I also got the offer to write a review, which I lapped up the chance to do. It’s now live over at: http://www.sparksunderland.com/featured/2015/03/glass-animals-in-newcastle/ – Take a look, I’d love to know what you think! The lads tweeted me today as well, which I’ll not lie about- I fan boy’ed at.

When the interview is aired, and put online, I’ll be making sure I put it on here for you to listen to! Stay tuned!

– Liam

Human. Student. Traveler. Blogger. Writer. Filmmaker. Radio Person. Part time Super Hero.

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  • Name: Liam Lillico
  • Age: 19
  • Studying: Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Newcastle, UK
  • Ambitions: I've always wanted to do something in media. but there's so much to chose from... Right now, I want to be a script writer!
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