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Ron

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I had my first taste last night of internet community radio broadcasting doing an hour of folk music on TD1 radio on Sundays 7pm 8pm.  
What an ordeal! I got myself so worked up about the show I could barely speak.  My vision which once recognised normal script but under the pressure I was seeing everything in Cyrillic and which CD was playing in which of the the 2 CD players and was that an email coming in and god someone is trying to reach me on my mobile phone and which fader does what and is my mike open or closed and what time does the news start? Help!
What an experience!
Jim King

Now you know why they have radio stations in hospitals, easy access to services for traumatised presenters.
kickboot

Ciaran Dorris does a good show on Sundays on CMR. Maybe you could get some tips listening to him. He's so laid back he puts us all at ease!
Rid Sonja

If I remember rightly it was in Hopsital radio that Ciaran cut his Radyo Presenter teeth.

I think it gets easier with practice, Ron.  You probably did fine according to everybody else and it's just yourself and a super-critical self-analysis that had you near a nervous breakdown. cheers
Ron

You were right Rid Sonja - things were much calmer tonight.  I tried some of that Yogi Bear stuff and that seemed to do the trick.  Had some listeners email me from N Wales.  Naebuddy in Scotland, mind.
Rid Sonja

Glad to hear it Ron.  cheers  cheers

You sound like you enjoyed yourself this time.  I think that's more like what you're supposed to do.. alien  alien
Fionaj

I know you feel..

..Ron, I know exactly what you mean! I've just started presenting a bi lingual show on Moray Firth Radio on a Sunday night , and driving the desk the first couple of times has ben fraught with tension but great fun! Please tell me it will become second nature...... bom
Ron

Hello Fionaj,
If you are using terms like "driving the desk" Fionaj, I think you are already a proficient broadcaster, not to mention the old bi-lingual bit -  which would frighten the hell out of me!
Admittedly, it has become easier as I now realise which of the units I need to master and now I can choose to use them or not.  I still feel nervous about the whole thing, but I do enjoy playing the music.
What times are your show?  I hope we don't clash.
Fionaj

Broadcasting frolics

My show is only once a month at the moment till they can squeeze more airtime from somewhere so I doubtwe'll clash.  Its Ru-Ra between 9-1-pm , first Sunday of the month- (1107AM) Ive actually got  my own page on the MFR site too, woo hoo! Im working on completing my Certificate in Radio Broadcasting at the same time so its all go - almost completed my Desk Driving unit last night!
When and where is your show Ron and I'll see if I can pick it up !
Durachdan
Fiona
Ron

The manager of the radio station put out this statement yesterday 15th September.


"The costs have become too much and with no advertising revenue has made it difficult to continue at this present time. We do plan to re-launch the station as soon as is practically possible and hopefully come back stronger the second time round."

So there we have it - All over now baby Blue.

Just getting into my stride too.
Onny

Jim King wrote:
Now you know why they have radio stations in hospitals, easy access to services for traumatised presenters.


Isn't it more that the presenters have a captive audience?
Rid Sonja

Ron wrote:
The manager of the radio station put out this statement yesterday 15th September.


"The costs have become too much and with no advertising revenue has made it difficult to continue at this present time. We do plan to re-launch the station as soon as is practically possible and hopefully come back stronger the second time round."

So there we have it - All over now baby Blue.

Just getting into my stride too.

Ah, that's a shame.  Still, it's experience which you'll be able to use easily if the opportunity comes around again.
Ron

Update:
The radio station TD1 is back on the internet and I have my slot again on Sunday nights.  Still no more money but after a meeting with all pesenters last week a much more positive attitude towards raising some cash to pay for the upcoming licence fee.  Approaching local businesses was seen as a possible source of funding.  We shall see.
Regards,
Ron
Bruce

Onny wrote:

Isn't it more that the presenters have a captive audience?


True story: At one time, Celtic Music Radio was being piped through the internal PA in the reception area at Greenock Prison.... now that's a captive audience. blackeye

Ron - If we (Celtic Music Radio) can be of any help, get in touch... you're welcome to visit us.

And FionaJ - that's good news about the MFR programme - if you want to do any link-ups with us at CMR, let me know...

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