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More Radio Daze – Further Adventures in Community Radio

Ckutlogo_1 Well I have been quiet about my volunteering at local community radio station CKUT but that is mainly because I haven’t been as active as I would like with a new day job and all that boring life stuff taking all my time but I did make sure I attended the station’s volunteer training sessions held over the Father’s Day weekend last month. If you are at all interested in radio or starting your own podcast, your local community radio station is a great place to start. Over 2 days we learned everything from voice techniques, putting together a music-based radio show, editing audio with Audacity, interviewing tips, Internet distribution and more and on top of that they fed us! All of this in a relaxed and funky atmosphere that made you want to stick around and learn more. Check with your local station and find out when they are running their training sessions and get involved. I myself will be able to put some these techniques to the test on July 25th, 2005 from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM when I fill in on Underground Sounds, a show featuring the latest local and Canada-wide indie music that has come into the station. If you are in the mood for a combination of cool music and total ineptitude behind the mic then by all means tune in on the 25th for who knows, by the 26th they might want to keep me as far away from a radio mic as possible!