19th October 2010, 5:02pm
Audio production students go behind the scenes at Radio 1 tour
Audio Production students and BBC truck As the BBC Radio 1 Student Tour stopped off at the University of Lincoln, students on the Audio Production course had their own tour of the state-of-the-art, 3/4 million outside broadcast truck.

BBC sound engineer Steve Richards showed them round, whilst Zane Lowe was hovering at the stage door, interviewed by students and signing autographs.

The tour for the 19 second year students was arranged by Chris Hainstock (Senior Lecturer in the School of Media) and Victoria Simpson (Events Manager at the Engine Shed) who had been contacted by BBC producers.

Chris said: "The producers were great inviting us to offer a tour of the truck to our students. It was fascinating for our students to see all the equipment and the BBC professionals making up the tour entourage radio production, TV people and so on all in one big truck, a coach and a security van.

"Despite all the equipment and wires, eventually the sound  gets out on air via ISDN lines specially set up here about a month earlier by BT, using just a couple of small cables. It was a great opportunity to see a major operation like this in action.

"Zane was really happy to talk to the students. He kept popping out to work the crowds."

Zane Lowe was joined on campus by Fearne Cotton, who invited four students to appear on air with her during her programme earlier in the day.

For more on the tour see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v9hx4

For more on Audio Production at Lincoln: http://audioproduction.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk
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