The “Introduction to Radio” course offers an overview of the radio industry, details of how a radio station works, and provides some insider information on the South African broadcasting industry.
The course will be run from a radio studio, and delegates will get to spend time learning how to work the equipment, hands-on, under the guidance of the course lecturer.
The course will cover the basic functions of a radio station, explains different types of radio stations and analyses the departments within a radio station. There will be a review of relevant legislation governing the radio industry. The course covers new models of radio, the role of social media, broadcasting via the internet, specifically using podcast innovation as a platform for amateur and professional radio talent.
After attending the course, the learner will have a better idea of the next step towards working with, or within, the radio industry.
The trainer, Damon Kalvari, has 21 years of experience of working in radio in South Africa, beginning at 702 and working at Highveld 94.7, 5FM and most recently Cliff Central. He has trained radio students at Boston Media House College.
After completion of the one day course, the delegate should understand the:
- Basic operations of a radio station
- Structure and different departments within a radio station
- Understand how to engage with a listener
- Understand the art and science of radio
- Understand the attributes that you will need to be a successful broadcaster
- Legislation and licensing requirements in the radio industry
- Importance of funding in radio; ratings, revenue and advertising
- Role of social media and technical innovations in broadcasting
Who should attend:
The course is commonly attended by avid radio listeners, those seeking a job in the industry, as well as those that may have had some involvement in broadcasting and are looking to learn more about the business.
The course is aimed at all age groups, and is suitable for people interested to find out more about radio in South Africa.
No previous experience in the radio industry is necessary.
Courses are run on a monthly basis.
Dates and venue to be confirmed.
A quotation will be provided on request.