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

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

The Tilly based station has also given FVC Creative Industries lecturer Gavin Orr the opportunity to enhance his skills with a presenting slot.

Steve Mac, co-owner Forth Valley Radio, said: “Forth Valley Radio would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Forth Valley College for the voluntary work they have carried out in the development of three of our presenters: Janie Stevenson, Claire Buchanan and Sam Loaiza.

“It’s just fantastic to think of the link we have formed between the college and the radio station.

“We hope that other students follow suit and take the opportunity to become involved with an industry that is on the way up.

“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 is some achievement.”

Gavin Orr, who also helps to coordinate and facilitate FVC’s Connect Forth Radio station, said: “I initially got involved with Forth Valley Radio to forge links between the college, Connect Forth Radio and industry….mind you it didn’t take too long to convince me to get back behind the microphone.

“The link that both radio stations are forging is growing and I am so proud that current and former students are thriving across both platforms.

“As for me, I’ve found a spark being back on air again.

"Being involved within industry keeps me relevant and up to date with my own delivery and my re-ignited passion has definitely transferred back into the radio studios at the college."

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