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Radio Production

Training Programme

If you have always wanted to get involved with radio or audio but have felt daunted by not knowing how to go about it, then this training package is right for you. This programme will take you from that first step into live radio shows and the numerous activities this involves. Throughout the programme you will gain experience of hosting, audio editing, planning, social media, and producing.

 

What will the programme cover?

This package is made up of 5 units that run synchronously, allowing you to build experience across a wide range of areas.

Unit 1 – Planning and Researching

  • This unit will outline what each radio show requires and help you to learn the necessary steps to delivering the final product. This component of the programme also allows you to develop your skills in research, where investigation into potential and booked guests is required.

​Unit 2 – Interviewing and Hosting

  • With several shows including in-depth live and pre-recorded interviews with guests, this unit examines how to ask the right questions and how an interview should be structured and carried out from beginning to end. Elements of performance and technical aspects will also be covered in this unit.

​Unit 3 – Audio Editing

  • Each show has numerous recorded elements - such as interviews, adverts, and audio packages that need preparing. This unit therefore covers how to undertake delivering high quality audio and why this is necessary. 

 Unit 4 – Sound Engineering

  • With some happening live, various aspects of the show need to be managed for broadcast in a live environment. This unit expands upon learning in unit 3 whilst by allowing you to develop more advanced skills in sound engineering.

​Unit 5 – Filming and Social Media

  • Like many forms of media, radio isn’t just an audio form, and running alongside the shows we have social media campaigns and filmed elements used for promotion.  This hands-on and practical unit looks at the various ways in which the shows are promoted.

 
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Nigel Planer

 

What will I learn on the programme?

At the start of the programme, you will be introduced to a team of mentors, who are experienced in the various fields covered in these units.  Your mentors will support you in developing, practicing, and applying the skills whilst guiding you through the range of processes required for our radio shows.

More specifically, you will learn technical skills in

  • Engineering

  • Editing

  • Recording Video

  • Logistics

  • Programme Planning

  • Performance (Hosting)

  • Social Media Research

Each month we have 2 shows that occur in studio, and 2 that are pre-recorded.

You will assist in the following activities:

  1. Show planning

  2. Pre-Recorded Interviews (Specific/Off-site)

  3. Pre-Recorded Interviews (Live Events)

  4. Editing Radio Packages/Content

  5. Filming/Editing Social Media Content

  6. Filming/Editing Radio Show

  7. On- and Off-Air Hosting

  8. Live Event Management

  9. Live Radio Engineering

By the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Formulate and plan an entire radio show

  • Execute and deliver a pre-recorded interview

  • Host a segment on live radio

  • Edit audio packages for broadcast

  • Understand the principles of Live Sound Engineering

  • Formulate and create effective Social Media posts

 
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Sir Peter Blake

 

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for people aged 18+

You do not need to have any experience in the field.

It is essential that applicants have a strong desire to fully engage in the programme and to develop their skills in radio production

 

Where and when does the programme run?

The programme runs for 3 months as a hybrid model that is made up of a combination of online and in-person sessions.

Each Week:

• 3-hour session on Show Planning/Research - ONLINE
• 3-hour session on Social Media Content/Show Advertising - ONLINE
• Assignments – You will work on material for real lived shows

Each Month:

• One Day Interview recording – IN PERSON or ONLINE
• Two in-studio Radio Shows – IN PERSON
• Additional Content Recording at potential live events

 
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Fat White Family

 

Will I receive a certificate at the end of this programme?

Yes.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the programme

 

What will I be able to do next?

On successful completion of this programme, you will have gained relevant experience that will help to prepare you for work in several areas of radio production. You will also have gained valuable networking experience, meeting many experts in the industry that can help guide you through your next steps.

 
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Phill Jupitus

 

How much does this programme cost?

The total package, which includes 24 online sessions, 6 studio sessions, and 3 interview recording sessions is currently available to successful applicants for a total cost £1579. For those who sign up to this programme before February 2022, you will receive a 25% Festive discount on this advertised price.

 

Who do I contact for more information about this programme?

Email us direct at Free Seed: training@freeseedfilms.com

 
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Alan McGee

 

How do I apply?

We will send you an application form to complete and then go from there.

 

FAQs

How old do I have to be?

Over 18

Do I need any previous experience or qualifications?

No. You only need enthusiasm

Are there any technical equipment requirements?

You will require access to either a PC or a Mac, but we provide access to all the relevant software

If you have not found the answer to your question here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly - training@freeseedfilms.com.