Broadcast

Below is a featured selection of Ewan’s broadcast journalism, and he has more projects, interviews and vlogs in the pipeline to be published soon. 

Presenting/production: Forge Radio, award-winning student radio

Ewan presents three shows every week on Student Radio Association station Forge Radio, ranging from a flagship daytime interview/feel good show, ‘Sheff, As You Were’ to an evening ‘Chill Show’ focusing more on speciality music and mental health, and a debate/current affairs programme. He has also presented two outside broadcasts (OBs) to thousands of people during the Freshers moving in weekend and a large Sheffield SU societies fair. His pro-active interviews include Robert Peston, ITV News Political Editor, Evan Davis, the presenter of Newsnight/Dragons Den/BBC Radio 4, two Sheffield SU officers about mental health and sustainability, and a large mental health awareness society on campus, ‘Mental Health Matters’ society.

Newsreading: The Voice commercial radio 

During his university holidays, Ewan works for the popular commercial radio station for North Devon, The Voice. He founded and edits the local news team for The Voice, reporting on his local community and bringing it all together in morning news bulletins, which he writes and presents. He reads the 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 o’clock bulletins throughout the flagship ‘Hopps and Chapple’ breakfast show. The Voice, across FM, digital and online, is listened to by at least 80,000 people a month.

https://soundcloud.com/ewan-somerville/the-voice-radio-live-news-bulletin-210818-midday

Presenting: Steel City Darts 2018

Ewan presented this popular annual darts fixture between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, streamed live on Youtube by Forge TV. This involved introducing and closing the coverage alongside a pundit, two more questioning segments with a pundit in the interval and interviews with five winners on stage in front of the 450-strong venue audience.

Presenting: Sheffield SU elections results night

Streamed live on Youtube and Facebook by Forge TV. Ewan presented two segments (two SU officer winners) of the night’s coverage, involving interviews with pundits, throws to other studios and an interview with the newly announced winner.

Facebook Live: Sheffield SU election debate night

Highlighting the versatility of my presenting, Ewan presented multiple live videos on Forge Radio’s Facebook page throughout the Sheffield SU Officer election debate night. Whilst the debate itself was being streamed live on Youtube, the aim of his coverage was to provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the night. He managed to interview most of the production team from sound technicians to live bloggers and pundits.

Production: Radio report on community festival

Production/presenting: newsreading and radio show

Ewan produced daily news bulletins for student radio station Fresh FM as Head of News between 2015 and 2016. He also presented lunchtime and breakfast shows for the station, bringing new audiences within and beyond college to the station.

Production: short film on local radio

Produced with community interest company North Devon Moving Image.

Production: RNLI Lifeguards short film

Produced independently for a local film competition.

Interviews: EU Referendum

Produced freelance for Polify, a local political engagement project.