10:00am Saturday 10th March 2012
By Rene Gerryts
THE over-50s have a chance to get behind a microphone and train as radio presenters with the Bridport FM ‘Have a go Day’.
Thanks to a grant from Dorset POPP, Dorset Partnership for Older People Programme, the community radio project Bridport FM is offering a free radio training day for the over-50s at Bridport Arts Centre on Monday from 10am to 1pm.
The session in the arts centre cafe will be led by Debra Hearne and Georgie Green from Windrose Rural Media Trust, Bridport FM’s project partners. Participants will learn about interview technique, presentation skills and how to use the digital recording equipment to make radio programmes of their own.
Anyone wishing to go on to research and make their own radio pieces will be supported in a further one-to-one session.
Kate Wilson, Bridport Arts Centre's Learning Co-ordinator said: “We are delighted that Dorset POPP have funded us to continue the work of Bridport FM. Previous training sessions have been very popular and we encourage anyone who is interested to come along.
“Some fascinating radio programmes have been made as a result of people undertaking the training last year.”
Bridport FM was launched in May last year and its grand finale is planned for May this year when it is planned that a temporary radio station will run at the arts centre for one week and broadcast all the programmes made in the community alongside live content.
For further information about the free training or the Bridport FM project, contact Kate Wilson on 01308 427 183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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