With recent advances in computer technology, anyone can produce feature-length, broadcast quality audio from their computer, with low-cost (and sometimes no-cost) equipment and software. Join Chicago Indymedia radio producers this Saturday at a free workshop/skillshare to learn more!
CIMC Radio Project Workshop & Skillshare!
10AM - 1PM, Saturday, October 30th
3411 W. Diversey, in Logan Square (accessible by Blue Line)
This workshop is FREE, although we're happy to take donations.
Want to learn how to write and produce radio pieces? Want to find out about free-lancing opportunities in radio? Join us this Saturday for a free skillshare presented by the Chicago Indymedia Radio Project!
With recent advances in computer technology, anyone can produce feature-length, broadcast quality audio from their
computer, with low-cost (and sometimes no-cost) equipment and software. Join us on Saturday to learn more! This skillshare
is a hands-on opportunity to learn how to gather sound in the field, write for radio and mix a finished product. Check out
a range of mics, recording devises and audio editing tools, plus learn more about script-writing, techniques to pitch your
story and get it on the air, and more.
Please RSVP to attend, since space is limited. Contact Chicago Indymedia radio volunteer Rita Sand at 708-749-1819 to register.
To learn more about producing radio stories, check out these radio resources:
First, check out some of the stories produced for Chicago Indymedia's monthly community radio show, "From The Trenches" to get an idea of the kinds of material you'll be learning to produce. Click here
One of our favorite freelancing opportunities for progressive Chicago radio producers is the nationally syndicated news program Free Speech Radio News. Check out their website to listen to their nightly broadcast -- and learn about another feature format our skillshare will be training people to produce for. Click here
Reporter's Manual and Training Guide, from Free Speech Radio News. This 'work in progress' is chock full of info on how to take a radio story from an idea to a completed feature. Click here
Free Speech Radio News Technical and Production Guidelines. Lots of info on topics from microphones to using Soundforge, keyed to both beginners and more technically advanced producers, from the country's most cutting-edge national independent progressive radio news project. Click here
Oodles of information from Indymedia Radio, from how to set up a radio stream, to how to post your radio story to Indymedia Radio. Click here
A Survival Guide to Internet Resources for Radio Journalists and Producers, compiled by Tony Dec, adjunct professor, radio, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Click here
Smarter Surfing: Better Use of Your Web Time, by Columbia University journalism professor Sreenath Sreenivasan. Click here
Guide to Digital Editing, by Eric Nuzum, Program Director for WKSU-FM. Click here
A Brief Guide to Microphones, presented by audio-technica. Click here
Audio MP3 Tutorial, from Angry Coffee. Click here
The Minidisc Community Portal, featuring a wealth of info about the digital recording format that has come to dominate the radio format. Click here