Welcome to the connect:transmit site for making radio!  It is a space for community radio practitioners and young broadcasters to share, talk and learn.  Whether you are a novice trainer, an experienced teacher, or a young broadcaster keen to share content and get feedback, this site aims to help you make the most of community radio.

Who is the site for?

For community radio practitioners : The Best practice and Course development sections are designed to help you set up and deliver youth radio projects, gain funding for your projects, work with young people, and design and deliver training courses. The About page signposts some of the most useful content on the site, as well as giving info about the Connect:Transmit project.

For young broadcasters : There is information on how to make radio, including how to edit radio programmes, good ideas for shows, advice on doing great interviews, opportunities for sharing content with others, and networking with radio people already working in the industry. The Making! section is for practical tips on making radio, recording and editing audio, putting together good radio shows, as well as making a career out of your community radio experience.

What’s it about?

This site is partly to document and support the Connect:Transmit project. To get a flavour of Connect:Transmit, see the overview video and individual partners’ videos below. See more info about the project, how it worked, and read the report on its findings and outcomes here.

Below are the videos made by Connect:Transmit project partners: Future Radio in Norwich, BCB in Bradford, ShmuFM in Aberdeen, and PrestonFM/DigiEnable in Preston.

A more detailed version of the Preston video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSNG2U8AEbs.

Get involved!

We have provided some content here to get you thinking, but we invite your participation in order to make this space vibrant and dynamic.  We invite you to join us by sharing your own lesson plans and ideas for teaching radio, sharing audio content, supporting other young broadcasters to improve their content and offering advice on how to ‘make it’ in the radio industry. You can get involved and have your say through the Community section of this website. See guidelines and help for the Community section.

Content on this site is free, but participation requires you to register.  Please use the login or sign up link on the menu to register or log in. You will be redirected to your profile page when you have logged in. You can update your profile, look for friends, add friends, and keep in touch and share ideas through the website.

If you have any queries or feedback (good and bad) or any other comments, please send them to Cormac, who co-ordinates the connect:transmit project.