Radio 4EB Training in 2017

Broadcast and Radio 4EB Induction Sessions are held monthly to assist all language groups with new members. This is the first step in becoming involved in a language group as a broadcaster. It's also a great way to meet new people and 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 concludes with 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. The session also includes a station tour of the library facilities and studios. A 4EB Broadcast Certificate will then be issued to enable you to become involved in on-air language programs.

Please Note: All 4EB Broadcasters are required to hold a Broadcast Licence to be involved in regular on-air programs and you must be a financial member. All applications will need Group Convenor Approval but we can help you out with that on submission. You will then be advised by email of details of the next session.

The Next Broadcast / New Member Induction Session

will be held on

Tuesday Night 6 February, 2018 at 6.15pm.


Panel Training

The Radio Panel Training course is available to all Radio 4EB members who are 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. This is a hands-on highly practical course in panel operation and you will be learning a new skill. 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.

This eight (8) week course is conducted in the studios of Radio 4EB and GLOBAL Digital. Your 4EB Training Coordinator, Jeff Milne, has spent many years in commercial radio in range of on-air and in management positions 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 Mairlist Studio Playout program. You will also learn how to work with a Program Rundown sheet. Individual practice session then follows.

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

Week 4 This week we focus on Guest Management and Interviewing techniques for radio. Idividual practice session then follows

Week 5 This week we will learn about the digital Studio operations (GLOBAL) 

Weeks 6 Individual Student Practice session. 

Week 7 Individual Student Practice session. 

Week 8 If the student is confident, feels ready and has completed the required (3-5) hours of practice in our training studio they may sit for their practical and written test and obtain a Panel Licence. This will allow you to use studio equipment and get futher involved in programs as a panel operator on 4EB and GLOBAL.

All students taking part in the panel training courses are encouraged to book the training studio to practice their panelling skills weekly from week 2 onwards. You will need at least 3-5 hours of studio practice to feel confident and competent in your new panelling skills.



 In 2018 Training Classes will be held on Monday nights from 6.00pm to 8.00pm & from 8.00pm to 10.00pm 
Thursday afternoons from 12Noon to 2pm.