Radio Events Adapting to COVID-19

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As the world adjusts to the realities of COVID-19, the Radio industry is also seeing some fantastic adaptations in the event space. The ability to learn about the industry today, hear from experts and understand how new technologies in radio are revolutionising content creation are vital to the on-going success of radio now and in the future. Therefore many of the events which have in the past provided this information are going online. 

Radiocentre – Tuning In 2020

Radiocentre are keeping their “Tuning in 2020” event alive by livestreaming it on the 19th of May. “Join a host of industry experts, presenters and more for a packed morning livestream event, examining how radio is handling the coronavirus crisis, and looking ahead to what the future holds.” Find out more and sign up!

The NAB Show Express

This well known Las Vegas event goes online this year as yet another event adapts to the changing times. The “NAB Show Express” offers a variety of content that can be consumed at your own pace. From exploring the exhibitor market-places, watching sessions via broadcasts, on-demand or live, and accessing resources, guides and a number of assets, the event has been designed with flexibility in mind. Furthermore, the event also includes three standalone events for leadership and training purposes. Find out more about the event here!

Broadcasting from Home – Bonneville Sacramento Web Series

In their webcast, available from April 28, taught their audience about “how Bonneville Sacramento’s technical team leaped into action and set up new workflows for their cluster in the face of the coronavirus…The cluster has four stations with a mix of formats. It has 90 employees; and virtually all now are broadcasting or working remotely”. The series will also delve into a number of radio topics including how tools like RCS Zetta, Selector and Zetta Disaster Recovery are being adapted by Bonneville to this new remote operation model and what kind of gear was installed quickly in the homes of air talent.
Learn more about the Broadcasting from Home Web Series here!

Learning Waves Skillnet

Education is also moving online. Learning Waves has launched a new and innovative programme on Creating Compelling Content using your Mobile Phone which will be delivered online via Zoom with Glen Mulcahy from Titanium Media.  The programme aims to give you the skills to create compelling photos, audio and video which can then be used for broadcast on-air, online and across all social media platforms. Find out more here!

To see so many initiatives within the Radio event industry being taken during this time is a reminder that the need and desire for content and learning is there, and with a few adjustments of methods in communication, the magic of these events can live on. 

Going online is creating a weath of knowledge for broadcasters in all areas. At this time where learning new skills, production techniques and sharing content ideas it’s crucial for all in the broadcasting industry to keep learning, changing and adapting (we do appreciate that some of you are overwhelmed with actually broadcasting though so hope you do have a little time to sit down and watch some of this great content). 

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