Currently I actively produce content for three mediums; I present a weekly music show on Maghull Radio; the Northern Rock music show – as it’s known – is on air every Monday from 8-10pm and features two news bulletins at 30 minutes past eight and nine. There is also a quick football update at the show’s midway point in which I read out the most recent scores of local non-league football teams.
Below is an example of what you can expect from my show:
I also offer a written version of the news bulletin – aired during the Northern Rock show – on this website. They can be found in the blog posts (with the suffix “#NorthernRock Newsflash” and I share them each Tuesday – the day after the live show. I no longer actively create the written pieces but will not rule it out for the future.
In the summer of 2017, I happily became a Club Journalist at AFC Liverpool; creating all kinds of content for use on the club’s website and social media pages.
Paisley Gates is an independent, omnipresent Liverpool FC blog that I freelance for. I’ve written for numerous other websites, in a similar fashion, but the ethos of the website and what I’m allowed to create with PG is, so far, the most enjoyable I’ve experienced in writing about football.
Currently, I write about whatever I like but I frequently contribute to the website by writing up match previews and reaction for Liverpool FC games.
I also write for two other websites on a voluntary basis, I write as much as I want and as often as I want. Anfield HQ is pretty much the same as Paisley Gates but I specialise in writing about Serie A footballers that Liverpool FC are reportedly targeting – to pass on my knowledge of these players to Reds’ fans.
Everything beyond this point is purely portfolio and I no longer work on/for the following projects.
During April and May of 2017 I worked for Made in Liverpool (TV) and my responsibilities included mainly editing videos for ‘The Lowdown’ show but also to aid with programming and other forms of administrative work. You can view a portfolio of some things I edited here.
Here’s a playlist of work I recorded and edited for JMU Journalism (2015/16), which I’ve uploaded to audioBoom, some of my more recent work.
Here is a 30-minute-ish JMU Journalism: Liverpool Life podcast that was focused on devolution in Liverpool (and Merseyside) which I edited. If I sound somewhat unenthusiastic, the “journalism ball” I attended the night prior is entirely to blame!
In my second year at Liverpool JMU, myself and a couple of classmates worked on a project where we went out to pubs in Merseyside – great topic, I know – and reviewed their selection of ales and ciders. Our work can be found on our WordPress blog, we were pretty proud of it at the time.
I had done some work for Click Liverpool and, during my summer there in 2014, also done bits for Purple Revolver and Bay TV Liverpool. Since their website redevelopment, my work has gone missing and I can no longer find it online but there is one survivor – on Purple Revolver’s website.
Kohinoor Radio, in Leicester, were the first professional organisation to give me an opportunity. Over the winter of 2013 I was a Premier League pundit for the drive time football show. Examples of my appearances can be found on YouTube but 17-year-old me didn’t have the best equipment to record the audio! Apologies!