Presentation on theme: "Contributing to the Community Radio Network. What is CRN? The CBAA’s program distribution service – Delivering National Radio News The Wire Specialist."— Presentation transcript:
What is CRN? The CBAA’s program distribution service – Delivering National Radio News The Wire Specialist talks and music programs About 100 regular programs each week Segments and extras Live broadcasts - Content that individual stations may find a challenge to produce themselves
What is CRN? The CBAA’s sustaining service for stations – A 24/7 signal to keep stations on the air Good Morning Country breakfast program Evening programming Overnight programming An emergency audio feed
What is CRN aspiring to develop? National community radio flagship programming The best of community radio A centre for program development But keep in mind, run by a skeleton staff
How do stations/broadcasters use CRN programming? Live-to-air (fader on desk or automated switching) Record and rebroadcast full programs Play segments within local programming Chop up content for use within local programming Keep it on file as a backup program
What you need A creative idea Suitability for a national audience Support from your station Self-sufficiency Some technical nous Playlists & cue sheets Backup programs & systems Patience!
The audiences to consider Station personnel Broadcasters Listeners – particularly those in rural and regional Australia CRN staff? Not necessarily – we’re not going to hear your program every week.
What do you get? Develop your broadcasting skills A wider network Kudos for your station Everlasting fame and fortune Weekly feedback Warm fuzzy feeling of contributing to the sector
Your pilot - technical Create a broadcast-quality pilot Record and mix down to linear PCM (WAV) format Use CD-quality source material Get into the habit of using WAV files – storage is cheap! Levels normalised to -3db
Your pilot – content & presentation Call CRN to discuss your idea Guided by the codes of practice Program length – do you need to send CRN the entire show, or could you cherry-pick a segment? Drop weather, time call, local sponsorship announcements
The clock ticks, the days pass.... The program will be assessed by CBAA staff and/or the Satellite Advisory Committee This can take some time CRN staff will work with you on any aspects of the presentation that require addressing This can also take some time
Success! CRN will start running your program Publicity material required Don’t expect 100 stations to use your content immediately – it takes time to grow your audience Consistency, reliability, and interesting content helps!
DDN uploading Program contributors maintain an online profile at the station ordering website Ideally you will upload your content to CRN via the DDN Plus website and it will be presented to stations like this... (see over)