Demo Factor

Emil Franchi & Sophie K

The DemoFactor jamboree is rolling into Exeter Spring 2023 and we have not one, but two new Hosts. After 7 years of hard graft hosting both live shows and 2 Virtual DemoFactors from his kitchen, former DF winner, Absolute Radio presnter and star host, Ben Burrell has decided to step aside. We thank him for his amazing enthusiasm, support, smart suits and laughs.

With our new chapter we are very excited to bring you two fantastic presenters who are huge supporters of student radio and our show about radio demos. Big Gold Letters welcome to EMIL FRANCHI & SOPHIE K.

“I am so thrilled to be a host for this years Demo Factor as it is an experience like no other. This is such a huge opportunity for new radio talent as so many current names in radio, on and off air that came through this process. It’s a brave thing to hopefully have your demo played in front of a room of your peers and industry, but well done for doing it. The judges are only there to give you positive feedback, but I’ll have your back, don’t you worry!

I’ve heard about, and watched DemoFactor from afar – I was even a Guest Judge during the Lockdown years – but to be live in the room with Emil at my side to make sure the student voice is heard is such an honour.” – Sophie K

SOPHIE K (co-host 2023)

“Watching Demo Factor in 2014 when my station NSR, Newcastle hosted left me feeling more excited about radio but gutted I never entered.

This is a great opportunity for students to receive the thing you don’t get at this level, fair but firm feedback and possibly future work! I’m really looking forward to hosting alongside Sophie to find the next people starting their radio journey this way – and what a way!” – Emil Franchi

EMIL FRANCHI (co-host 2023)