4EB Information Nights

Information sessions are held on the first Tuesday night of every month from 6.15 pm – 7.30 pm and conclude 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
  • Community Broadcasting Foundation compliance
  • sponsorship requirements
  • defamation and 4EB By-laws.

The session also includes a station tour of the library facilities and the studios of 4EB and GLOBAL Digital. A 4EB Broadcast Certificate will then be issued to enable you to become involved in on-air programs as a broadcaster.

4EB Broadcaster Requirements

Please Note: All 4EB Broadcasters are required to hold;

  1. a Broadcast Licence to be involved in regular on-air programs and
  2. be a financial member of 4EB

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.

Broadcast / New Member Induction Sessions are held on the first Monday night of each month at 6:00pm. You must register beforehand for this session and you must be a financial member. Call the office to find out more before attending this session. 

About Panel Training Courses

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 real skill. The training is delivered in a supportive learning environment and could be a pathway towards a career in the media industry.

Panel Training Course Times

Radio 4EB conducts Radio Panel Course intakes on a monthly basis.

  • Tuesday Evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm) and Friday Mornings (11:00am-01:00pm)

All applicants must hold a current Broadcaster’s license and be a financial member of 4EB.

During the course all panel trainees are expected to complete between 3 – 4 hours of studio practice before being able to sit for their practical and written test which normally occurs in the final week or more importantly when you are confident and ready. The practical test involves being able to operate the panel while following a running sheet.

For more information

Applications for radio training are welcome at any time. Radio Training at 4EB is free providing you are a financial member and willing to contribute to a language group program.

Alex Nagl is 4EB’s Training Coordinator.
Email: alexnagl@4eb.org.au

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.

Week 1 – Introduction to Studio Broadcast Equipment

Learn about the ‘Studio Checklist’, Setting microphone levels, Cueing CD’s, introduction to computer programs and basic panel instruction. The first session will also reveal the functions of all the buttons and faders.  Brief training notes will be provided.

Week 2 – Learn more about the studio computer programs

You’ll learn about Audacity sound editing software, the Studio Playout program, mAirlist and sponsorship program. You will also learn how to work with a Program Rundown sheet. Includes Individual practice session.

Week 3 – Learn about Studio Control and the Digital Studios

(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. This week you’ll learn more about our digital service and it’s studio operations

Week 4 – Test Week! (Or more practice)

If you’re feeling practiced enough to take the test, all good to go. If more practice is required, the following round of panel trainee’s will have their test in a month’s time, giving you an extra month to practice practice practice.

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 practise to feel confident and be competent in your panelling skills.