Schedule

Grassroots Radio Conference 2019 Tenative Schedule

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

This schedule is a work in progress, please check back for updates
Updated July 21, 2019

12:00pm
VSW

Registration

4:00pm-6:30pm
VSW

Meet & Greet

Join us after picking up your badge in the main hall of the Visual Studies Workshop..

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

8:00am
VSW

Registration

9:00am-9:45am
VSW & SOTA

9am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Sustaining Grassroots Media
Andrew Ó Baoill, NUI Galway (Ireland)

Sustaining grassroots media projects, within the same social and economic system that those projects (in various ways) are attempting to challenge, is difficult. Some projects act as tactical media, focused on short-term opportunities without a need to consider longer-term sustainability. For projects with significant capital outlay though, or which attempt long-term goals such as community development, these challenges and contradictions become more pressing.

Often practitioners identify ways in which they can leverage particular features of the social, economic, or regulatory system to benefit their project, but there are necessarily limitations to such strategies.

This presentation will explore various examples of such tensions playing out in practice, and provide an interactive space for discussion of the challenges and opportunities for grassroots practitioners operating within the broader socio-economic system. It draws on the presenter's background as practitioner and academic in Ireland and the US, and is part of a project supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations program.

Track 2:
Producer

Community Radio in Africa and America a comparative analysis
Imgard Rop 101.5 KEPJ-LPFM

This presentation will focus on comparative analysis of community radio in Africa specifically Kenya and USA specifically San Antonio, TX. This presentation includes comparisons of funding and content for both countries

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

Social Media Savvy
Davyne Dial

Incorporating live video to Facebook, cameras, smart phones, mics to capture action or live programming. Use social media to help establish your brand in your community. Vastly increase your reach and engagement.

10:00am-10:45am
VSW & SOTA

10am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

20 Tips for Doing Better Radio
Steve Hoffman, WOWD/Takoma Radio

Community radio prides itself on being different from commercial or mainstream public radio. But that doesn't mean community radio programmers shouldn't use some tried-and-true best practices that are common to all good radio. This presentation will offer 20 suggestions applicable across a broad array of community radio programming.

Track 2:
Producer

Live production
Max Kelley and Jarret Whetstone WAYO-LP

An overview of producing live performances in a radio studio

Track 3:
Engineering

FM Broadcast Antenna
Steve Moreen - Dielectric

A overview of the characteristics of FM Broadcast antennas, the principles on how they work and how they can impact station coverage.

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

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11:00am-11:45am
VSW & SOTA

11am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

FCC Updates
Michael Richards

Translator rule changes, etc..

Track 2:
Producer

(TBD)

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch (provided)

12:00pm-1:00pm

5 minutes of you
Benn Kobb, WERA-LP

5 minutes of the best / most representative audio from each station attending.

1:00pm-1:45pm
VSW & SOTA

1pm Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Dr. Joe Piasek, Chair, WIOX

WIOX - Reshaping live, local radio as social media.

Case study: WIOX Community Radio, full power, 85 volunteers, 10 years on the air - reshaping live, local radio as social media.

Track 2:
Producer

(TBD)

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

2:00pm-2:45pm
VSW & SOTA

2pm Sessions

Track 1:
Management

(TBD)

Track 2:
Producer

Engaging Youth
Rashida Burch-Washington WXIR

Presentation on how WXIR has successfully engaged youth in production and volunteering, and you can too!

Track 3:
Engineering

Ask an Engineer
Al Davis

Al is here to answer your questions!

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

3:00-3:45pm
VSW & SOTA

3pm Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Creating Training
Spencer Graves

Creating training to attract volunteers and audience

Track 2:
Producer

(TBD)

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)
David Klann

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

4:00pm
VSW & SOTA

LPFM Roundtable

5:00pm
VSW

Keynote Speaker

David Pakman

Evening
Radio Social

Saturday Evening Event

Join us for our radio social, at Radio Social. Separate ticket requred.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019

8:00am
VSW

Registration

9:00am-9:45am
VSW & SOTA

9am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Creating a Funding Prospectus and Stat Sheet
LaGanzie Kale

Creating a Funding Prospectus and Stat Sheet

Track 2:
Producer

(TBD)

Track 3:
Engineering

Fun facts & FM Frequencies
Pablito Bames

Neat stuff to know about signals &, how it helps in application

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

10:00am-10:45am
VSW & SOTA

10am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Ask a Lawyer
Michael Richards

Michael is here to answer your questions!

Track 2:
Producer

International Issues
Frieda Werden

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

11:00am-11:45am
VSW & SOTA

11am Sessions

Track 1:
Management

(TBD)

Track 2:
Producer

Production Panel


Track 3:
Engineering

Software Freebies to Make Your Station (Even More) Fabulous
Bob Dunn, WXDR-LP

There are all sorts of freebies out there that can help keep the thrifty station working and sounding great. From a silence-sensor that will email you if audio stops, to a one-touch recorder, to a recorder you can schedule, to tools that will let you broadcast from just about anywhere, we'll look at some downloadable goodies and useful resources.

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch (provided)

1:00pm-1:45pm
VSW

1pm Sessions

Track 1:
Management

Nurturing Full Time Live & Local programming
Dr Joe Piasek

Overview of station history 85 volunteers retention of a decade+

Track 2:
Producer

(TBD)

Track 3:
Engineering

(TBD)

Track 4:
Marketing/Fundraising

(TBD)

2:00pm-2:45pm
VSW & SOTA

2pm Sessions (TBD)

3:00-3:45pm
VSW & SOTA

3pm Sessions (TBD)

4:00pm
VSW

Keynote Speaker

Glen Ford