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Max Graef

BBS and RadioActive Workshop: Intro to Radio

Valence Library

15 & 17 March 2022

The Becontree Broadcasting Station (BBS) and RadioActive presents a series of free workshops open to the public where you'll learn how to produce and present your own radio show.

The workshops will be run by Max Graef. Max has spent the last 20 years working with radio stations around the world. He designs and installs FM radio stations, produces radio programming and delivers workshops in radio production, radio drama and radio engineering.

Intro to Radio, How to Produce and Present your own Live Radio Show

15 March, 6-8:30pm at Valence Library

This workshop will cover the basics of how to produce and present your own radio show. This includes the following:

Elements of a Radio Show – music, jingles, links, features.

Concepts, themes and topics.

Who are your target audience and what do they want?

Creating a running order.

Writing and presenting an intro link.

Producing and Presenting your Show Live

By the end of the session you will have the material ready to present your own radio show.

How to Produce and Record a Short Radio Drama

17 March, 6-8:30pm at Valence Library

This practical session will give you a chance to produce and record your own short radio drama. This includes the following:

Types of radio drama: adverts, short form, social messaging, soap opera

Elements of a radio drama: story, dialogue, music, Spot FX, background sounds

What is the topic? What is the message you want to get across?

Acting for radio drama: things to consider, pitch, tone, movement

Creating background sounds

Using a portable recorder to record the dialogue and spot FX

By the end of the session you will have produced your own short radio drama.

To register for the workshops please email jnamy@lbbd.gov.uk or call 07378346832 for more info.

Valence Library
Becontree Avenue

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Max Graef co-founded and continues to work with online community radio station K2K Radio, based in Kilburn, NW London. For more information on Max’s work please visit www.radioactive.org.uk.

This project is supported by the Serpentine Gallery.