Just imagine what you could do with your own radio broadcasting facilities and what benefits there are to be gained.
If you are a school, college, university or a community organisation, School Radio Solutions have the radio packages to get you on-air, on budget.
So, what can you do with a school
A school radio station can be used for numerous things, some of which are highlighted below and can be of great benefit to students and teaching staff alike. It's an ideal way to promote learning in an exciting and appealing way.
Keep staff and students informed via lunchtime broadcasts:
This can be done via a school intranet on connected PC speakers or through the use of public address speakers placed in key areas throughout the school.
Give students extra teaching via
Record your programmes and save them to the hard drive of your PC. Then play them back over the school p.a. or intranet system. Or, play them back over the internet. Students can then access the tutorials after school.
Hold live debating and chat shows:
This can be done with the interviewer and interviewee together in the studio, or you can have classes or schools interacting with the studio via the internet or telephone.
Generate podcasts for the school website.
Make you presence, ethos and ideals known. Have regular podcasts to keep staff and students informed.
Promote all areas of learning to pupils and parents.
Keep parents informed about new government initiatives and how it will affect the school. Promote special school events on-air live or over the internet.
Build pride in your school.
Keep students informed about the progress and status of their school. Encourage them to be a part of the school rather than just an attendee. Give them the oportunity to promote their school to each other in an exciting and interesting way.
Create an enjoyable, inclusive atmosphere.
Radio broadcasting requires dedicated team work and can be fun. It can generate an atmosphere where the timid and unassuming find their inner strengths, self worth and self confidence.
Broadcast to the school, the nation,
or the world:
With an AM or RSL licence the school can broadcast over the air-waves (just like commercial radio stations).
What are the benefits?
All of the skills below are transferable and can be used in all walks of life.
Enhance the students' ability to communicate in writing (i.e. scripts and programmes for broadcasting); confidence in speaking over the air-ways and their ability to communicate with the broadcasting team.
Give students the opportunity to be in the public eye (or ear). Let them give vent to self expression and on-air debate.
Script writing, programme development and effective communication all require a creative mind.
Developing awareness of current affairs:
Broadcasting can enable the students to be aware of current socio-economic and political issues as they research their programme material.
Programme writing develops language skills and the ability to commit thoughts to paper.
Students can develop their interviewing skills as they prepare and deliver questions and answers for their programme.
Creative thinking, research, writing and broadcasting can enhance the skills of a budding young journalist.
Broadcasting can encourage students to think deeper about their programming material and to strengthen their research skills for their selected projects.
What a thrill to be a member of a broadcasting team. Students can learn the benefits of working together in a busy and exciting environment and can plan operation of the studios.