What is Community Radio?Key principals of Community RadioExamplesParticipationLive radio for community radioDiscussion Questions
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!
Training and Community Outreach are central to community radio station managementreal participation must be reflected in programmes and station structures
Station aims and POLICY Regular Training Programmes Community outreach and partnerships Audience Research Feeds into programme making Feeds into programme schedule
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...
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
Based in Totnes, licenced 20072 part time workersCommunity based and art radioVery small scaleProjects with schools and community
Ruralstation serving villages where main industry is farming and tourism, licenced 20061 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
community station for 35 years Policy of representing all minorities in one radio station http://www.3cr.org.au/
ContentThe way you make themInvolving people-as producer and trainerWorking together v individual egosIssues of professionalismFirst steps...
Community Media Association web site and discussion list