Additional resources

This page gives some useful links and additional resources to those listed on specific pages

Useful websites

Community Radio Toolkit: http://www.communityradiotoolkit.net/

Community Radio for Dummies: http://www.a-bc.co.uk/CR-RSL-Dummies.html

Community Media Association: http://www.commedia.org.uk/

Radio Active: http://www.radioactive.org.uk/ (training, resources and support for community radio – with a global perspective)

Media UK: http://www.mediauk.com/

You Media toolkit: http://youmedia.org/toolkit

MediaTrust: http://www.mediatrust.org (see resources)

The Pips: http://www.thepips.co.uk

 

Radio and young people

Radio for Children: http://radio4children.org

Children and Radio: http://www.londonlinkradio.net/

Youth Amplified: http://youthamplified.com/

 

Training, learning, education

BBC Academy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/

Community Radio Skills for Teachers – report on a project on teaching radio skills in ten schools in Manchester

 

Software

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Floss manuals: http://flossmanuals.net/

Social Media management: Tweetdeck and Hootsuite (plenty of others exist – both for computers and handheld devices)

 

Social media and networks

Social Media for Radio: http://www.socialmediaforradio.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/

Last FM: http://www.last.fm/

Social media for sharing (mainly) visual content: Pinterest, Flickr and Tumblr

Don’t forget popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook

 

Research

More than yacking away‘ – 2013 report by Radio Regen on youth learning opportunities in the community radio sector

Children in Radio - a 2004 report on the extent of children’s and young people’s participation in radio production across the country

 

Mailing lists

Community Media Association: http://www.commedia.org.uk/get-support/cma-email-lists/

 

Job opportunities

Radio Academy: http://www.radioacademy.org/jobs/

Media UK: http://www.mediauk.com/radio/jobs/

 

Other useful links

Ofcom: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/

Associated Broadcast Consultants: http://www.a-bc.co.uk/ (training and support for community radio stations)