Radio 4EB Training in 2017

Broadcast Induction Sessions will be held monthly in 2017 to assist all language groups with new members. This is the first step in becoming involved in a language group. It's also a great way to find out more about Radio 4EB.

These information sessions are held on the first Tuesday night of every month from 6.15pm - 7.30pm and includes a short questionnaire at the end. This will indicate an understanding of the basic regulations of community broadcasting, workplace health and safety, broadcast requirements, code of practice for community broadcasters, CBF compliance, sponsorship requirements, defamation and 4EB By-laws. You will then be issued with a 4EB Broadcast Certificate enabling you to become involved in on-air programs.

Please Note: All 4EB Broadcasters are required to hold a Broadcast Licence to be involved in on-air programs. It is also a requirement that you are a financial member before attending the Broadcast Induction Session. Remember, all applications will need approval by the language group convenor prior to attending the session. You will then be advised by email of the next session.

The Next Broadcast Induction Session

will be held on

Tuesday night the 3rd of October 2017 at 6.15pm.


Panel Training

The Radio Panel training courses is available to all Radio 4EB members already involved in broadcasting programs. This is a great opportunity to become further involved in your own language group or one of our many youth groups on-air during the week.

This hands-on highly practical course in panel operation is a real skill in broadcasting. The training is delivered in a supportive learning environment and could be a pathway towards a new career in the media industry.

Radio 4EB conducts Radio Panel courses every 9 weeks on Monday evenings and thursday afternoons. All applicants must hold a current Broadcaster's licence and be a financial member of 4EB.

All applications for Panel Training will need language group convenor approval.

During the course all panel trainees are expected to complete up to 5 hours of studio practice before being able to sit for their practical and written test which normally occurs in week 8 or when ready.

Applications for radio training are welcome at any time and can be downloaded from the link below or picked up from the office at 4EB. Radio training at 4EB is free providing you are a financial member and willing to contribute to a language group.

Jeff Milne is 4EB's Training Coordinator.

Producing and broadcasting a programme for radio can be fun and exciting. Whether as a hobby or as a stepping stone to a career in broadcasting. Producing your own radio program requires patience, dedication and confidence. These skills don't come naturally, they are the result of hours of practice, and above all training.

The eight (8) week course is conducted at Radio 4EB for members wishing to learn the correct use of the panel. Your 4EB Training Coordinator, Jeff Milne, has spent many years in radio and has the experience to guide you through panel training techniques as used by professional broadcasters today.

Week 1 Introduction to Studio Broadcast Equipment: Brief training notes will be provided. Learn about the '3 Studio priorities', Setting microphone levels, Cuing CD's, introduction to computer programs and basic panel instruction. The first session will also reveal the functions of all the buttons and faders. 

Week 2 Learn more about the studio computer programs, Audacity and the Studio Playout program, Mairlist. You will also learn how to work with a Program Rundown sheet. 

Week 3 Learn about the studio Take-Over Procedure ( 3 minute – 1 minute rule) for changing studios and selecting pre-recorded programs to air. By now you should be familiar with the panel and basics of cueing items to go to air.   

Week 4 This week we focus on Guest Management and Interviewing techniques for radio. 

Week 5 This week we will learn about the digital Studio operations (GLOBAL) and a different take-over procedure.  

Weeks 6 Student Practice session for your practical panel test. 

Week 7 Student Practice session for your practical panel test and review.

Week 8 If ready students may sit for their practical and written test and obtain a panel licence to begin conducting programs on Radio 4EB.

All students taking part in the panel training courses are encouraged to book the training studio to practice their panelling skills weekly from week 1 onwards. You will need at least 5 hours of studio practice to feel confident and be competent in your panelling skills.



 Training Classes are held on Monday nights from 6.00pm to 8.00pm & 8.00pm - 10.00pm sharp.
Thursday afternoons from 12Noon to 2pm sharp.