Radio Workshop - Northern Beaches Community College

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Radio Workshop

Course Outline:

The Radio skills Workshop is a fun and engaging introduction to a wide range of radio broadcasting skills, presented by your local community radio station, Radio Northern Beaches. The radio course is aimed at people who are interested in potentially presenting their own weekly show at Radio Northern Beaches, people interested in broadcast media as a career, or anyone looking for a fun and challenging weekend experience!

The day includes sessions covering:

• What is community radio?
• The fundamentals of interviewing
• How to plan and create your radio show
• Radio drama with the Radio Players
• The fundamentals of broadcast presentation and panel operation
• An introduction to digital audio editing
• Experiential sessions on microphone technique
• At the end of the day everyone participates in a live to air show!

"After completing the workshop, participants are welcome to join Radio Northern Beaches and make a regular radio program or be involved in other aspects of operating the radio station (regular membership fee applies). Free formal training is provided for members, 1 night a week for 4 weeks to get started."

Maximum 10 students per workshop. No pre-requisites. Sorry, no concessions.

Please note an enrolling student between the ages of 15 - 17 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult for the day.

Please Bring:

• Notepad & Pen

Fee includes Morning Tea and Lunch

About the Tutor:

Radio Northern Beaches is a community radio station for the Northern Beaches community and run by, the Manly-Warringah Media Co-operative. All of the members are volunteers.

The Co-op was formed in 1975 and is set up to cover all types of media: radio, television, film, print, and Internet. Although the Co-op's aims embrace all forms of media, most member's energies are currently directed to radio.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Something different, very friendly and made it approachable to join
  • The Radio Workshop was structured and organised impeccably and was an invaluable experience!
  • It was a fun, relaxed environment, that not only taught us what goes into producing and hosting a radio program, but also encouraged and excited us with the very real possibility of starting our own show.
  • I am very grateful that this facility is available for individuals to take up the opportunity to learn the possibility of establishing a radio programme if you would like to. It is wonderful that the community college continues to offer various courses, we are very fortunate.
  • The whole concept of this class was a wonderful opportunity for any interested person to gain an excellent understanding of Community Radio and the day to day organisation of the Station to provide quality productions and focus on the needs of their listeners.Andrew and Sharon shared their skills and knowledge in a friendly, professional and informative manner. The On Air staff that spoke to the class gave us valuable insights into their presentation skills and their individual programs. The final activity of the day was our interviews which were aired in a program by Andrew....many thanks for all of your work. It was a great ending to the course and gave a lot of encouragement for us to further develop our Radio skills. Overall it was a great experience. Many thanks to Radio Northern Beaches.. a true community station.
  • Great intro. Looking forward to learning the detail. Thankyou
  • So good! Thank you!
  • It was an enjoyable and informative day. Listening to some of the program presenters made it easy to understand what is involved and how much time it takes to present a regular radio show. Andrew and Sharon were fantastic hosts and clearly do a lot of work keeping the station alive. I'm looking forward to getting more involved with the station.
  • Learning about how a radio station works and getting helpful insights and tips from other presenters.
  • I enjoyed the practical experience