Monday, 28 March 2011

Radio Podcast Idea

     One of my ideas is to have a Penwith College radio podcast which will be weekly and easily downloaded from the college intranet/internet page.
My idea was to have a Penwith College Radio (PWCR) to listen to throughout the college, however the college doesn't have the budget to supply deejay equipment and pay for air time, etc. So I thought of just having weekly podcasts that would be easily downloadable from the intranet. They were originally going to be about 1 or 2 hours long but this would be too long to create every week so I shortened them to about 30 minutes.

     The podcasts have 5 main aesthetics:

1. College radio
- the college would have its own radio station/podcasts which means after I leave or after the project is over then other students can take it on: for example, for enrichment on a wednesday afternoon students could work on the podcast and create hour long mixes or interviews every week.

2. Student's music
- not only will the podcast play chart music but will also showcase students work to the college to get their name out. Also it isn't just restricted to the college, anyone from around the world can listen through the website so students could get signed through the radio.

3. Themed podcasts
- each week could have a theme like, reggae, hip-hop, dubstep, classical, metal, 80's. So that it isn't just what some students want to hear but the whole college, lecturers included. Also an 'add-on' to this idea is to have polls on the website. for example: the podcast is available for download every monday morning, so on that day have a poll on the website of what song to play on the next one and have a list of options and do this every week so that there is a list of songs to play for the next one.

4. Competitions/Prizes
- this is open for any kind of thing. It would be similar to other Radio competitions such as: playing a sound or audio clip and getting students to post it on the intranet what the answer is and they could choose what songs to go on next week or just win some pens or something from the school shop. Also if the catering department don't mind then have winners being able to get free food from the refectory like: a portion of chips or a can of

5. Modern day technology
- although radio isn't modern at all, the fact that you can download sections of a radio broadcast (podcast)  from the internet makes it very modern and we live in a technologic age where teenagers and kids are almost raised by computers/tv and technology so the students will relate to being able to download and listen on their ipod/itunes or mp3 player.

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