Sunday Schedule

Grassroots Radio Conference 2018 Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Updated Oct. 3, 2018




Break-Out Sessions #1

9:15am Room 110

Website/Internet security for Community Stations

Jenka Soderberg and Gaba Rodriguez

KBOO recently suffered a website breach/hack from cryptocurrency miners. We'll share the lessons learned, and how you can better secure your website and online presence as a station. Most of us depend on one or two people to maintain our sites. This can be both a good and a bad thing — we learned some techniques to lock everything down and keep our systems secure — even with limited resources!

9:15am Room 160

Local Radio News Programming

Tom Voorhees-Moderator; Panelists: Leigh Robartes, Yuko Kodama, Eric Tegethoff

With commercial local news quality rapidly deteriorating from most sources, it's time for local community radio stations to consider filling the gap with news we can trust. This panel discussion with two smaller local station news directors and an experienced investigative reporter, will encourage you to start up your own local radio news programming. Local to international trustable news sources will be shared along with local news gathering and production skills.

9:15am Room 180

Screening: "Emergency Preparedness: Lessons in the Heat of the Moment"

Richard Dillman

A recording of the 2018 NFCB webinar.

9:15am Room 170

Audio Streaming with Icecast

David Klann

Learn how to set up a live, simulcast audio stream from your station to the world using a public server and the Icecast streaming software.

9:15am Room 150

Se habla parlez-vous? Errant translators and you.

Michael Richards

As more translators take to the air, grassroots radio stations may find a translator suddenly causing audience-killing interference. This presentation goes through the steps required to protect a station when an errant translator's owner thinks it can bully its way. We'll look at a real case, how an LPFM beat back the new translator — and how the FCC's rules work to offer protection.


Break:  Networking, Vendor Visits

10:45am - 12:00pm

Break-Out Sessions #2

10:30-12:15 Room 160

The Basics of Audacity for Audio Recording and Editing

Nan Cohen and Rick Gold

We will provide basic all around audacity workshop with handouts, and hands-on training!

10:45am Room 180

Starting Up Your Local Volunteer Newsroom

Lisa Loving

A veteran news director and radio producer describes the long history of KBOO's all-volunteer news department, and offers ideas for making yours work.

10:45am Room 170

RBDS (Radio Text) is Easy, If You Know How!

Michael Brown and Kent Randles

Live demonstrations of setting up both static and dynamic RBDS systems.

10:45am Room 150

Forming a State-Wide or Region-Wide Community Media Organization

Connie Saldana and Becky Meiers

Learn from the problems and solutions to forming a state-wide community media organization from Oregon Community Media, with input from Mollie Kabler from CoastAlaska!

10:45am Room 110

Philosophies of editing

Frieda Werden –Moderator; Panelists:  Lisa Rudman, Barry Vogel, Adrienne Lauby, Eric Klein

Group discussion about editing styles and techniques and the reasons for using them.

12:00pm NASCC

Networking, Break, Vendor Visits

12:15pm Room 110

Bag Lunch

12:30pm, Room 110

Raffles: The Community Radio Quilt and a Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4 Track Recorder, donated by Broadcast Supply Worldwide

1:45pm  Room 110

Keynote Speaker - Wade Rathke

Movie - The Organizer - open to the general public

$6-$10 Sliding Scale – no one turned away

4:15pm Room TBD

GRC General Meeting


Conference ends