Radio goNORTH 2012

Jeff Zycinksi drops in on Radio goNORTH training

It was an ambitious idea and we think we pulled it off!  Riding on the success of 2011's festival podcasting workshops, goNORTH and Dabster Productions got their heads together to devise a much more real experience for aspiring radio producers that would give them context to making radio packages and podcasts.  We came up with running a radio station throughout the festival incorporating all aspects of broadcasting live.  In the week leading up to goNORTH 2012 in June and over the festival week the 12 trainees covered research and recording packages, editing and post production, scripting, presenting and managing talent.  Read about their experiences here.

The trainees presenting live on Radio goNORTH

We were bowled over by their enthusiasm, commitment and ability, a dream team that did us proud.  They got so much more out of the opportunity than we all expected – a BBC Radio Scotland 1hr ‘Best Bits’ commission!!  Now that’s a great start to anyone’s radio career and an achievement for their CVs.  It transmitted to the nation not long after the festival in June.

Here's the full show for you to listen to!  A big thank you to everyone at BBC Inverness and to Jeff Zycinski for showing such support for the project.

Listen to and look through our Radio goNORTH online archive, there are sessions recorded with bands showcasing at goNORTH 2012.