This week, we have Mystikal, Hazza, Benni & Marino joining Radio, and we have Max joining the Media department!
We also have Super passing their Radio Trial!
Be sure to congratulate all of them in ourÂ discord!
This week in numbers
As of earlier today, we had Adam on top, followed by Alicia and Emma with a very narrow difference, and then Jackson trailing in 4th place and Ethan rounding off the top 5!
Staff of the week!
Best performing Staff Member
Each week, we choose someone to be the best performing staff of the week, for their work in a specific department.
This week, we have selected Jackson for their amazing work in the Radio Department! Here's what he had to say:
Hey! I'm Jackson! One of your EU radio presenters here at UpBeat! I first found out about UpBeat back in January when one of my friends from a discord server introduced me to it! After I first found out about it, I thought 'I have to try and work here' So I submitted my application, and here we are! I'm honoured to be your best performing staff member on the 100th Weekly Rundown! Anyway, a bit more about me! I'm half Canadian and half English, and I currently live in London, UK! I play tennis and a bit of golf, as well as cycling every now and then as well! I'm normally quite active on the discord server, so ping me in chit-chat and we can have a chit-chat! I'm also an avid music fan, normally playing some random assortments of songs during my slots. EDM, Pop, Rock, Dance. You name it, I can play it! I normally do at least three shifts a week, so tune in and vibe with me! I am also your local Alan Walker fan base leader, so give me a shout on discord (JACKSON!#1637) to share your favourite AW songs and videos with me, or to just have a quick chat!
Meet your Owner
Hey everyone! I've been given the privilege to write a short paragraph about myself for the Weekly Rundown. They must think I'm important or something I don't know. Here goes nothing!
I've been interested in music and more specifically online radios for as long as I can remember! My interest initially came from a friend of mine back in my primary school days, Steevie. She showed me all about Habbo fansites and how there's a whole community behind them - and you may have guessed, they each had a radio! I can remember how fun it was to get involved with their DJ's and take part in competitions on MSN and Skype (the good old days!) Eventually I built the courage to apply to be a DJ, and I got in! As you can imagine, things were very different back then, and Habbo was huge! (To put it into perspective, Minecraft was only just 2 years old and I'm sure you all know how huge that game is now.)Â Listeners weren't tremendously high but it was a truly magical experience - this kind of experience is something that I really wanted to provide to others further on in my life.
Fast forward a few years and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Liz (Fabulous) - UpBeat's former owner, but current well respected member of the UpBeat community! We both had a passion for music and radio and decided to give our own station a go, that with our combined experience we hoped would become a success, and look how far it has come!
UpBeat is almost FIVE years old and I cannot thank the current and former members of staff enough for the countless hours they have put in to keep UpBeat alive and thriving.
Whilst I'm currently focusing on my education and career, it's no secret that my activity is nowhere near what it used to be. For that reason I can't stress enough how much I would like to thank the current Assistive, Leading and Senior teams for their continued support to their peers, those below them and our non-staff community for passing down their knowledge, expertise and kindness! I certainly couldn't do anything without them. But if you do see me around, be sure to say hello! I'm lovely really.Â ğ
See you soon!
Here's what Liz, one of our amazing radio presenters, had to say:
I've known Jack since 2015 and it's been amazing seeing how much he has grown not only as a person but as an Owner who has created such an amazing community where people find their passion for radio.Â
Moving away from radio, Jack is smart and caring and when he has the drive to do something he will do it which is something I've always looked up too. I can't wait to see where life takes him.
Brand new icons!
ï»¿Yes, in honour of the UK lockdown being lifted partially lifted, allowing people to mingle outside, we've created some lovely new icons!
Will you sit on a bench with a friend or catch-up with a co-worker over a cup of coffee? The choice is yours!
Note that once these are gone, they're locked away forever, so get them while you can!
Calling all developers and graphic designers!
Yes, we are looking for YOU! Think you have what it takes to join the Upbeat Developer or Graphic team?
For developers, clickÂ hereÂ for more details.
For graphic designers, clickÂ hereÂ for more details.
And that's it from us this week! We hope you have another safe week among the current circumstances, and make sure to tune in at 9pm GMT on Sundays for Radio Rewind, where we play Upbeat's Top 10 & bring you some of the best stuff that has happened over the past week!