Training Program – February 2018

Carol North-Samardzic Members Updates

The first training course of 2018 will begin on Monday 5th February 2018 at 7pm. it will be held at The Hilda Davis Centre, 185 Bigge Street Liverpool.

The theory sessions will be held over 8 consecutive Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm.  The program is attached.

In addition, the practical sessions (panel operation training at the station) will be held over two hours per week for eight weeks on an evening nominated by trainees at the first session on 5th February.

The course involves two evenings per week for eight weeks. All sessions must be attended to gain broadcasting competency. The course involves a commitment to 16 X 2 hours sessions.

The course costs $50 to be paid on commencement of the course.  This covers hire of facilities and printed material and works out at approximately $3 per session. The trainer is qualified and conducts the course as a volunteer at no cost.

This course is for new members and any members who would like/needs more training.  We have some presenters who are only basically competent on the panel and others who need to learn how Simian operates. Some presenters may need a refresher for Media Law. Those interested in attending should register on

Any questions – please ring Carol on 0421 640 755.

Kind regards
Carol North-Samardzic

Commencing  Monday 5th  February 2018 at the Hilda Davis Centre  185 Bigge St Liverpool

The Centre is a few doors down from 2GLF on the corner of BIgge St and the Warren Serviceway

Week 1 – Monday 5th February 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Introduction to the course, radio sectors and where 2GLF fits into the overall broadcasting industry

Week 2 – Monday 12h  February 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Presenting on air

Week 3 – Monday 19th February 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Writing for radio

Week 4 – Monday 26th Februaary 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm

  • Planning a Program

Week 5 – Monday 5th March 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Interviewing

Week 6 –Monday  12th  March 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Media Law

Week 7 – Monday 19th  March 2018

7.00pm to 9.00pm                                           

  • Media Law and Copyright

Week 8- Monday 26th March 2018

  • Preparing a program application/ Presenters Agreement. Round-up Q and A

In addition you will be required to attend each of the eight evening sessions (duration of 2hours each) for panel training held at the studios. During the Monday session on 5th February 2018 the groups for panel training will be formed on the basis of the evening (Tuesday to Friday 7-9pm) the trainee prefers. The content for those sessions will be:

Session 1

An Introduction to the panel

  • Sources
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Levels, Meters and Monitoring

Session 2

Panel Operation (Bring your headphones and some CDs)

  • Program, Record and Cue
  • Zero means Zero – The brick wall

Session 3

Microphone technique including reading a script

Reading with music under; how loud should it be.

Session 4

Recording a Program segment

  • Running Sheet
  • Scripts
  • What inserts do you need?

Session 5

Introduction to Simian

  • Decks and Files
  • Intros, Segues and Outros
  • Cues
  • The 4th Deck

Session 6

Simian continued

Session 7

Recording a 20 minute segment for air play

Session 8

Review/Assessment on readiness for broadcasting