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#41
Oh I have totally forgotten to add that unfortunately our presenters must be aged 18 or over. It's not that we are adult themed or anything but the duty of care implications are too complex to be managed correctly.
 

General Lighting

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#42
Oh I have totally forgotten to add that unfortunately our presenters must be aged 18 or over. It's not that we are adult themed or anything but the duty of care implications are too complex to be managed correctly.
This is a very important issue in the UK and most other EU countries. Probably the whole world nowadays. If any of your volunteers are below 18 you need child protection policies; even if they are not based at your site (for instance what happens if a teenage presenter divulges too much about his/her home location, breaks a libel/slander law, or is involved in a controversial discussion or situation?)

In our country (UK) the entire entertainments industry is strongly under the lamp because of unpleasant historical abuse cases as it is.and ironically the more professional a radio station gets the more likely its to be judged and scrutinised

I have to be CRB/safeguarding cleared for work but its for the 80-100+ age group [ my CRB is clear ]nd at the community station any discussions I have with younger teenage volunteers have to be supervised by one of the Directors.

Its not that teenagers aren't smart / mature enough (one lad at our community station has totally revamped our website with advanced coding skills; and he even has an interest in analogue electronics) but complying with the rules isn't cheap or time-cost neutral (whole colleges are closing down for these reasons!)

Anyway if you are still in high school/college then why not try and get your school/college to help you start up a station there? Often they can find the space and equipment teenagers would not always have access to.
 
#43
Indeed General Lighting. The duty of care is too much for me or A1 to keep on top of. Whilst our chat system auto moderates its not infallible and of course can't detect subjects!!
 
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Stevy6

Active Member
#44
After reading your post, thought it needed a bump. Most entertaining thread and I'm looking to get an hour or 2 show maybe twice a week,

Very eclectic mix from me. Will be tuning in.
 
#55
Yes thats right! Yet ANOTHER online station desperately looking to add DJs! Why should you join us over any other station out there? No reason whatsoever! What do we offer thats different to the other 437 stations continuosly posting for new DJs - NOTHING to be honest. We are about to celebrate our 2nd birthday so I thought I would post here to see if anyone is interested in joining a small band of socially unique individuals who - since the demise of CB radio feel the need to broadcast to the world in their own unique style via the art of streaming mp3 (just for the nerd fans out there - after all who actually does stream in aac?). So if you have nothing better to do whilst prime time television is on and prefer speaking and broadcasting to fellow slightly strange "net" people then check us out.
Right thats the attempt of a comedy write up done! (well it makes a difference from the usual guff).

We are;
legal (PRS & PPL)
Fun (most of the time)
Online 24/7 (when our bloomin streaming hosts play ball)
Do not use an Auto DJ system
Fully automated transmission system that puts you live and takes you off air automatically at the correct time as well as records all live shows automatically for repeat broadcast / archive
Encourage listener interaction via chatroom and song requester
Ask DJs to make a contribution to the running of the station (mainly the license fees)
Hold listener/social events through the year.
Hold Outside Broadcasts at various events through the year
Provide DJs with custom written playout software (pretty decent if we say so ourselves)
DJs have personal email address provided. (I know, contain yourself with the excitement on that one!)
No illusuions of being anything bigger than we are


We are not;
any good (most likely true)


Who are we? Oh yeah - we are A1 Radio Welcome to A1Radio
Come check us out
Email: edd@a1radio.co.uk if you are the slightest bit interested.
If not then simply glaze over this post and check and the one above which most likely says something like the following;
"Lots of slots still vacant" = only 2 DJs on the station
Have a great day :)
See you all in about 2 months when I too will post an almost identical message.
 
#56
Yes thats right! Yet ANOTHER online station desperately looking to add DJs! Why should you join us over any other station out there? No reason whatsoever! What do we offer thats different to the other 437 stations continuosly posting for new DJs - NOTHING to be honest. We are about to celebrate our 2nd birthday so I thought I would post here to see if anyone is interested in joining a small band of socially unique individuals who - since the demise of CB radio feel the need to broadcast to the world in their own unique style via the art of streaming mp3 (just for the nerd fans out there - after all who actually does stream in aac?). So if you have nothing better to do whilst prime time television is on and prefer speaking and broadcasting to fellow slightly strange "net" people then check us out.
Right thats the attempt of a comedy write up done! (well it makes a difference from the usual guff).

We are;
legal (PRS & PPL)
Fun (most of the time)
Online 24/7 (when our bloomin streaming hosts play ball)
Do not use an Auto DJ system
Fully automated transmission system that puts you live and takes you off air automatically at the correct time as well as records all live shows automatically for repeat broadcast / archive
Encourage listener interaction via chatroom and song requester
Ask DJs to make a contribution to the running of the station (mainly the license fees)
Hold listener/social events through the year.
Hold Outside Broadcasts at various events through the year
Provide DJs with custom written playout software (pretty decent if we say so ourselves)
DJs have personal email address provided. (I know, contain yourself with the excitement on that one!)
No illusuions of being anything bigger than we are


We are not;
any good (most likely true)


Who are we? Oh yeah - we are A1 Radio Welcome to A1Radio
Come check us out
Email: edd@a1radio.co.uk if you are the slightest bit interested.
If not then simply glaze over this post and check and the one above which most likely says something like the following;
"Lots of slots still vacant" = only 2 DJs on the station
Have a great day :)
See you all in about 2 months when I too will post an almost identical message.

When you say log into your system,does that mean use your playlist?..I have done some VT and liners/drops etc for stations,but dont know about logging into systems...thanks