Here is Some Help for Those Who are Entering the iDida Contest.
Most of you may already be familiar with the Podcast format, but making one yourself can be a whole different ball of wax. First things first let me post a link that will take you to a website that will help you use ‘Garage Band’ to create Podcasts. This is probably the most universal recording software that everyone will have:
Also if you are curious as to what would make a good Podcast, but are running short on inspiration, here is the website that has all of the previous contest winners for iDida:
http://www.aste.org/index.cfm/1,122,355,2,html/2011-iDidaContest-WinnersAll of these are excellent tools that will greatly help you in making your own Podcast. Also never be afraid to ask questions! This is how you learn! If you have questions do not hesitate to call the radio station at (907) 383-5737. Ask for Austin Roof.
Below are some more useful websites to look at for Podcast info and inspiration.
Here are some links to some student radio/podcasting examples from
Youth Radio in California + NPR/PRX’s national program. There is a PDF
Manual from “Let a Thousand Voices Speak” (linked below) that does a
really good job at outlining coursework & sharing examples of
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Youth Radio promotes young people’s intellectual, creative, and
professional growth through education and access to media. Youth
Radio’s media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and
production activities provide unique opportunities in social,
professional and leadership development for youth, ages 14-24.
Historically speaking, this is an unprecedented phenomenon. Never
before has there been a mass media in which young people are both
textual consumers and producers.
Youth radio has important implications for the future of public radio.
It enables a different kind of storyteller and perhaps a different
kind of public radio listener — one who is interested in hearing
stories that aren’t told by people who are mostly white and highly
Let a Thousand Voices Speak It is remarkable how many different ways
there are to set up and run a program for youth in radio. There are
projects with lots of staff and money and others with none; projects
that are part of a station, projects that are part of a high school,
and some that are independent. There are young people learning to
write commentaries, report the news, broadcast symphonies, produce
radio dramas, host talk shows, stream audio, operate remote equipment,
run radio stations.
In this manual you will find descriptions of many programs, sample
curricula, information about equipment, additional resources, and
stories about lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and challenges
still to be met.
Let a Thousand Voices Speak is designed to share information about
many projects so that community radio stations, high schools,
non-profit arts organizations and community groups can start and grow
their own youth in radio programs. Let a Thousand Voices Speak is
supported by the Youth Initiatives Program of the Open Society