Stephen Ferdinando
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Steve Ferdinando is a Freelance Radio Producer for Xfm & Capital Fm. He generally works when other, more talented, better paid producers can’t be bothered to come in. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011, where he studied English Literature with Creative Writing. He cleverly avoided any Shakespeare or Chaucer and managed to focus almost all of his attention on Alan Sillitoe, Christopher Isherwood, and the small rectangle menus you find in Wetherspoons. After graduating he completed an internship with BBC 6 Music, where he was passed onto Xfm.

Steve was given Work Experience on the Xfm Breakfast with Danny Wallace. It was due to last two weeks, and ended up lasting sixteen months. During this stint he roamed the streets of central London dressed as a matador, did a lot of rapping, described a turtle he’d seen to Russell Tovvy, ask Ray Winstone who the worst person he’d ever worked with was, played the O2 Academy Brixton in front of 5000 people, and lots of other ridiculous things.

Steve is now freelancing as a radio producer. Feel free to drop him a line. He’s very friendly.

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Celebrity Tinder

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2014 | (23:00)

You've got to feel sorry for celebrities these days. They really miss out on the finer things in life. Things like the majesty of the London Underground, self-service machines at Tesco, and - of course - Tinder. Wouldn't societies most judged love to do a little judging themselves? Even with...

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Massive Festicals

(0) Comments | Posted 28 September 2013 | (00:00)

I'm quite lucky to work in an industry where things like music festivals are taken really seriously. In fact, often it's deemed "good" if I make the effort to stuff a hold-all full of old clothes and baby wipes and head out of London to the nearest boutique event. And...

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The Bank Holiday Weather PR Stunt

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (00:00)

With the Spring Bank Holiday approaching, I was looking forward to a May Day repeat - BBQs, beer gardens, blistering British heat, bumblebees, and over things beginning with B. Before buying up a box of Coronas I quickly checked the forecast. From what I could gather the weather will, annoyingly,...

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SnapChat (Uncensored)

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (00:00)

I was having a beer with my friend Ben the other day. He kept childishly giggling and gazing at his phone. After a while he looked up and asked "do you have SnapChat?" I hadn't heard of it, this SnapChat, but was quickly informed that it's a kind of social...

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The TOWIE Initiative

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2013 | (23:00)

After discovering that the phenomenon TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) is currently in its eighth series, I began to get the impression that its genesis had been somewhat forgotten. When asking my flat mates if they knew how it started, they simply said: "What? Shut up". I decided to...

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Filling in the Gap

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2013 | (23:00)

A month or so ago my friend Saskia arrived back from her gap year. I met her for a beer in Camberwell, South London. She was a bit scattered and hungover, but her general vibe was;

"That was the best thing I've ever done".

I was meant to go...

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Work Experience Me

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2013 | (23:00)

I started working at Xfm in late September 2011. My work experience was due to last two weeks; allowing me a brief but intense insight into life on a London Breakfast Show. On 21 December 2012, 16 months later, my work experience finally finished. I'd had no time off and...

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