Workshop: Radio in a Day

Workshop Date: October 20, 2012 10:00 AM , lasting for 1 days. £150 Standard / £100 Freelance and Members Rate. Number of places: 40

The Frontline Club and fellow independent journalism pioneers, Sourcefabric, have joined forces to bring you this one-day workshop on how to build your own online radio station using Sourcefabric’s Airtime.

Airtime is an open-source radio automation software that lets you schedule, manage and run a radio station remotely and collaboratively. From crowd-sourced online stations to FM broadcast in hostile environments, Airtime can be used in many diverse situations.
So, whether you are an experienced broadcaster, or a journalist looking to hone a new skill, this workshop will be able to guide you through the following:
1) Understanding Airtime, and how it can be used to manage your radio station
2) Becoming an Audio Journalist and understanding audio recording techniques
3) How to network with other journalists to produce compelling radio
Included in the price of the workshop is a three-month free trial of Airtime Pro. Attendees will be automatically registered prior to the workshop. Airtime can also be downloaded for free and installed on your own server, here.
Attendees should bring a laptop to the workshop if possible. Participants are encouraged to bring their own .mp3 or .ogg recordings on USB media, or a USB compatible audio recording device to work with during the day.
Workshop schedule:
10-11.30:        Introducing Airtime – the basics
11.30-11.45:   Coffee break
11.45-1.15:     Using Airtime to build a radio station
1.15-2.15:       Lunch Break
2.15-3.45:       Becoming an audio journalist
3.45-4pm:       Coffee Break
4-5pm:            Building a contributor community and networking with audio journalists
The facilitator for the workshop will be Daniel James from Sourcefabric. He is responsible for reaching out to the developer community and writing manuals for their software.
The workshop will be held in the Forum on the second floor of the Frontline Club,13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ.
Tea & coffee will be provided.