Make a show for broadcast
Centre Radio welcomes locally-made radio programs covering items of local interest to people living across the North Shore and Rodney. Programs can include interviews with local people about local issues, and programs that share ideas that may help others.
While we have no facilities to help you make programs, most people with a smartphone, an audio editing application and a bit of skill can produce something worthwhile. We are not the BBC, and encourage people to give making a show a go – don’t let a lack of expertise or top notch gear stop you.
There are a few ground rules though. Listeners need to clearly hear and understand what’s being said, and programs needs a clear structure; a beginning, a middle and an end.
And we recommend anyone wanting to make a show read our technical and legal guides on this website.
- How to interview people
- How to record interviews
- And read our guide on defamation law. You can avoid a lot of trouble to talking about the issues rather than the people.
We recommend shows be either 25 minutes or 55 minutes duration for scheduling purposes. Programme makers will also need to supply a list of all music used in their shows.
There is a small fee to help cover operating expenses (hosting, streaming and licensing) and time spent checking over supplied shows for quality control. The fee is paid when the show is submitted for broadcast.