A radio station TILLICOULTRY has partnered with Forth Valley College to offer students the opportunity to gain experience on a radio show.

Forth Valley Radio has welcomed some of the exciting new generation of broadcasting professionals through the college’s bespoke broadcasting platform.

The Tilly-based station also gave FVC Creative Industries keynote speaker Gavin Orr the opportunity to hone his skills with a presentation slot.

Steve Mac, co-owner of Forth Valley Radio, said: ‘Forth Valley Radio would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at Forth Valley College for the volunteer work they have done in the development of three of our presenters: Janie Stevenson, Claire Buchanan and Sam Loaiza.

“It’s just fantastic to think about the bond we’ve formed between the college and the radio station.

“We hope that other students will follow suit and seize the opportunity to get involved in a booming industry.

“From gaining skills, knowledge and experience at the college radio station to training and then presenting your own radio show on your local radio station, it’s been an achievement.”

Gavin Orr, who also helps coordinate and host FVC’s Connect Forth radio station, said: ‘I first became involved with Forth Valley Radio to forge links between the college, Connect Forth Radio and industry …. to convince me to get back behind the microphone.

“The bond the two radio stations are forging is growing stronger and I’m so proud that current and former students are thriving on both platforms.

“As for me, I found a spark being on the air again.

“Being involved in the industry keeps me relevant and up to date with my own delivery and my rekindled passion has definitely carried over to college radio studios.”

Visit connectforth.forthvalley.ac.uk for more information.