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Caroline Mitchells slides for MAC 212. (c) 2011

Caroline Mitchells slides for MAC 212. (c) 2011

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  • 1. Community radio
  • 2. What is Community Radio?Key principals of Community RadioExamplesParticipationLive radio for community radioDiscussion Questions
  • 3.  Small scale radio stations Owned and controlled by the communities they serve Geographically defined neighbourhood OR Community of interest (or both) Not for profit Staffed by volunteers Access and training for programme makers in target community Over 200 stations-new job sector!
  • 4. Training and Community Outreach are central to community radio station managementreal participation must be reflected in programmes and station structures
  • 5.  Station aims and POLICY Regular Training Programmes Community outreach and partnerships Audience Research Feeds into programme making Feeds into programme schedule
  • 6.  Think about Sunderland target audiences first Get young people on the programme Get out into Sunderland Work with existing contacts Build on them over a longer period of time What extra/different skills do you need? Not just vox pops...
  • 7.  Most established CR station in Uk, licenced 2002 8-10 staff General training for volunteers Project based programmes Community Reporters’ training scheme Various projects leading to on air material and podcasts-eg Climate Change Project Look at Schedules www.bcbradio.co.uk
  • 8. Based in Totnes, licenced 20072 part time workersCommunity based and art radioVery small scaleProjects with schools and community
  • 9.  Ruralstation serving villages where main industry is farming and tourism, licenced 20061 full-time station manager plus operation team and volunteers Programmes made by school kids and young offenders RadioSkills Course Run in association with Bishop Auckland College
  • 10.  community station for 35 years Policy of representing all minorities in one radio station http://www.3cr.org.au/
  • 11. ContentThe way you make themInvolving people-as producer and trainerWorking together v individual egosIssues of professionalismFirst steps...
  • 12.  Community Media Association web site and discussion list

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