The Door is Now Open!

Self-op studio for BBC Radio ScotlandI write today’s blog post after nearly two hours at Cirencester’s Ashcroft Church recording the July edition of ‘The Open Door’, a programme broadcast on Corinium Radio featuring…

News, views and music from around the local churches and Christian community.

Quoted from the July schedule.

This year the programme will be broadcast on Sunday 5th July between 3 and 4pm; you can listen online via the Corinium Radio website, or on 87.7 FM if you are within about five kilometers of Cirencester.

Here I should point out that I am not the presenter of the programme and neither was I a guest. In fact, this is one programme where my voice isn’t heard at all! My involvement in this programme was purely to look after the technical side of things… although our “studio” setup wasn’t as high-tech as BBC Radio Scotland’s self-op studio (shown above).

Tonight, I was in charge of two digital recorders and two microphones, and making sure that the recording levels were right and good enough to make broadcastable material. I did look a bit strage wearing two pairs of headphones (one for each recorder) at once!

Tomorrow, my job will involve copying the audio from the digital recorders to my computer and then starts the long but enjoyable task of editing. I will need to edit two hours of audio (combined totals from each recorder) to 58 minutes, as well as inserting sound effects and music.

If you’re not sure what to expect then I’m probably not the best person to ask, since I have no knowledge of any of the subjects involved. So, I’ll leave it up to programme presenter Linda to explain… in the form of an MP3 file.

The image used was created by Flickr member “fatcontroller” and has been used under a Creative Commons license.

Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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