CBAA Webinars

WEBINAR: Tech Bootcamp for the Non-Technical: What You Need To Know About Your Station’s Stuff - 31 Jan

Danny Chifley, 20th December 2017

Following on from a successful session at the 2017 CBAA Conference, the first CBAA webinar of 2018 will provide technical guidance on various aspects of broadcasting catered to a non-technical audience.

In this webinar you will:
  • Learn about your on-air path from studio to transmitter, and how to identify all the bits, in non-technical jargon!
  • Receive plain-language information to help you with a CBF technology grant.
  • Pick up useful strategic tips about all of the tools at your station that plug into electrical sockets, including phones, panels, links, antennae, and more.
  • Find out more about the vibrant technical community that exists within the larger community broadcasting sector and how you (and your station staff & volunteers) can join in.
  • Get an opportunity to have your technical questions answered.
Who is this webinar for?

All community broadcasters, especially managers and board/committee members, who have technical interest and more importantly, technical responsibilities.

Presented by: John Maizels

A stalwart of the community broadcasting sector, John started his radio career as a teenager, learning to build consoles and studios, developing announcing skills and running radio stations at school. He has worked professionally in radio and television in a variety of creative, production and engineering roles, was the founding Chair of PBS, spent 11 years as Technology Director at Northside Radio 99.3 and has been active with the CBAA since it was formed. Professionally John teaches television and works in the broadcast industry as a freelancer and consultant. He is passionate about good broadcasting, good coffee, and answering tough questions in simple language.

John's current focus in the community broadcasting sector is through his role as President of Technorama, a group that encourages communications and the development of relationships between all participants who touch on technology within the sector.

This webinar was held on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 6.30pm AEDT.

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Technorama 2012, to be held in Adelaide on weekend of 28-29 July as part of the 2012 SACBA Conference, is a great opportunity for sharing ideas, experience and solving technical problems unique to the community sector.


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