High School Chit Chat Radio goes live
An inspired idea became an exciting reality on Friday September 12 when Caroline Chisholm College students launched their online brand of radio Chit Chat.
Chit Chat broadcasts live from the Glenmore Park Catholic school near Penrith, West of Sydney, and allows students to create their own program content.
Caroline Chisholm’s Chit Chat features news, entertainment, music and builds community spirit at the College with comical segments and local interviews.
College Principal, Mrs Mary Leask, said the live show of 20 minutes is presented by the students on school grounds, and the product is shared to students via a link on the College Moodle webpage.
“The studio is very modest using basic software and technology but it provides a powerful learning experience for the students in media and communications,” said Mrs Leask.
“Students generate the content, select the playlist for the station, present the segments and write material for a target audience,” she said. “We have also been very fortunate to have the generous support and industry expertise of one of parents, Mr Darren McErlain.”
Year 12 student Lauren Bozic said programme highlights such as the secret sound competition of teacher’s footsteps and a tongue-in-cheek corridor traffic report makes great radio.
“Our ideas are often concerned with local based content for our College, with an entertaining spin,” said Lauren.
“This project has taught us the art of speaking clearly, creative writing for radio and the social responsibility in journalism of checking facts,” she said.
If you missed the recent broadcast, the live feed is packaged into a podcast and you can listen to the recent programmes at http://www.spreaker.com/user/chisholmradio
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