A trainee journalist spent the day shadow reporting with the news team at Wave 105 for charity.
Steve Phipps, 29, from Fareham gained the opportunity to work in the studio after his mum entered a bid in an auction online, on his behalf.
‘She made a bid as a present for me,’ said Steve. ‘It was a really nice surprise as I was studying an NCTJ distance-learning course online already so it was something I wanted to do.’
The opportunity was run as part of Wave 105’s Cash for Kids Campaign, holding an auction and raising money for charities.
‘I started on the news team before getting out in to Eastleigh and conducting some interviews,’ he said.
Steve worked alongside newsreader Charlotte Butt in the studio. She said: ‘It was a pleasure working with such a professional as Steve.
‘He really is a natural broadcaster.’
‘It’s given me an insight into broadcasting and radio which is something I had not really looked into before,’ said Steve. ‘I has given me real food for thought and is now another option.’
The auction raised more than £25,000 for the charity, which supports underprivileged children in the south.
Steve has now enrolled on a media course at Highbury College starting in September.