Rachel is an award winning broadcaster (BBC Frank Gillard Gold Award 2003, Medical Journalist Association Radio Awards 1988 and 1989) who presented every type of programme (news, current affairs, consumer, arts, medical, and phone-in) in her thirty five year career in both commercial radio and BBC local radio. As a freelance producer and presenter, she is now frequently called upon to present a variety of programmes on BBC local radio.
She has produced and presented radio documentaries about medical training in Mozambique, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, pilgrimage in Italy and Britten's People, that was broadcast on the centenary of the birth of Suffolk composer, Benjamin Britten in 2013. This is a downloadable podcast available from Radio Three- Britten 100. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/britten/all
In 2014 Rachel produced a documentary for BBC Radio Suffolk on the words and music of World War One. In 2017 she wrote and produced From Grain Store to Concert Hall - 50 years of Snape Maltings, and is currently producing a radio documentary The Two Sisters who Changed the World about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Millicent Garrett Fawcett, who grew up in Aldeburgh. (To be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk on 17th December.)
Rachel Sloane offers in-house short courses and workshops for new and experienced radio presenters and production staff.
The sessions are suitable for broadcasters and contributors working in community or schools radio, ILR and BBC... or anyone who wants to professionalise their own podcasts.
Training sessions can be tailored to your needs but may include:
- Feedback and suggestions for improving your presentation style
- Preparing an interview and the secrets of getting good answers
- Researching and writing scripts and cues
- Preparing for a phone-in – and how to make them work
- Strategies for coping with the challenges of live radio broadcasting
"Rachel has the ability to present live radio and live events with a skill that makes it look far too easy. Her natural approach has her audience at ease and her subject fully covered. As a public speaker she is at home with an audience of just a few or a few thousand."
Nicholas Pandolfi, broadcaster