How will NaSTA ensure that stations bidding to host FreshersTV are given the support they need to be able to do so, regardless of station size?
The bidding process this year will allow stations to include a pitch of all relevant information
pertaining to their bid, which will allow stations to clarify how they would produce the broadcast
and what assistance they would require. After applications close on June 8th, the executive team
will enter a period of consultation with each candidate, which will allow them to reveal more
in depth analysis of how they propose to produce the broadcast, whilst giving the executive
officers the chance to offer further support to the station. It should be made clear that the host for
FreshersTV will be selected on the strength of ideas and the logistics of their application to the
broadcast, rather than on current capacity.
What happens if a station that has bid is disgruntled with the result, will there be an appeals process and if so what is that process?
All stations can contact the returning officer on email@example.com for all matters in the
interest of fairness. Should a station be unhappy with the host decision, they will be invited to
send a written appeal to the returning officer. The executive team will ensure the process behind
appointing the FreshersTV host is as transparent as is possible, and all voice recordings and relevant
documents will be made available on demand following the culmination of the process.
What is the central ethos of FreshersTV?
The key aim is involvement, and to create the best show possible. It should be fun for stations to
participate and showcase their content and approach to freshers’ week to other stations as well as
freshers across the country.
What is the timetable for bid submission?
Bids must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE 6pm on Friday June 8th. We will then enter a
period of consultation with candidates, before publicly announcing the host broadcaster on the
NaSTA Executive Handover Broadcast on Saturday 23rd June.
How will the host presenters be selected?
Stations are free to include their ideas for presenter selection in their host bids. After the host is
announced, the executive officers will work with that station in order to create a selection process
Does the station choose their own date to host the show? Or is is there a date agreed upon by all stations?
The decision of broadcast date will be taken by the host station. However, the executive team would
strongly encourage the host station undertake a period of consultation with the rest of the NaSTA
membership base in order to establish a date that is best suited for the project.
Is there a failsafe should no stations bid to be host of FreshersTV 2012?
It will be a matter to look at the most fair way to explore a work around without compromising the
idea for the sake of NaSTA as a whole
Will the host station need to build the broadcast around the capabilities of the other participating stations?
The nature of FreshersTV and its focus on involvement will mean that the host broadcaster will
need to be mindful of the capacity of other stations.
As it is such a large broadcast, and being at the start of a new year, with station’s having a new exec, members etc what will the NaSTA exec do for support?
The NaSTA executive team are there to support the host station with all elements of the broadcast.
The host station will be given access to contact details of all participating stations. Moreover,
executive officers will offer help on a one-to-one basis with all aspects of the broadcast if required.
On broadcast day, the executive team will endeavour to have a physical presence at the host station
for support and guidance.
The deadline for bids to host FreshersTV 2012 is Friday 8th June at 6pm