Icon Radio was created in 2018 by 3 Broadcast Media students at South Essex College for students to gain a valuable, practical work experience while studying BTECs and/or A-Levels. Under guidance of the team at Radio Essex, the structure of the station was formed in the summer of 2018 and the studio was cleared, furnished and decorated for a relaunch. We're one of the only college student radio stations in the UK.
Icon Radio is based on the third floor of the college in the media department where the broadcast is looked after by lecturers Joshua Roberts and Luke Mason. Communication Manager Ruby Chittenden looks after all things marketing leaving the boys to get on with being creative.
All the shows are run by students, planned, produced and presented by students.
Jack Burke has spent his spare time on the Hit Music Breakfast Show with Chris, Abbie & Jamie, works on BHR 1287 and presents at Fairkytes Live for Havering Council. Everything from social marketing to imaging is dealt with by Jack
Jordan Kennedy creates the station playlist, forming our public image and keeps the library up to date with the charts.
Jake Medland is Head of Recruitment. Every new presenter, co-host, producer goes through Jake and schedules all the meetings and deals with the admin of the station.