London Link Radio
Support for new radio broadcasters and media workers

It's hard to make your way in the media.  People newly trained in radio or online media often find it difficult to get the necessary experience before they can even consider applying for a job in the industry.  We use online community radio and portal website techniques as a way of supporting new and aspiring radio broadcasters/media workers in London. 

Online radio projects
Refugee Week takes place in JuneWe run a series of seasonal online projects around global or national themes.  The two main ones are:
~ Refugee Week Radio (active April - June)
~ Radio 1812 for International Migrants' Day (active October - December)

If you would like to work on either, please contact us with details about yourself and what you would like to do.  
Radio 1812 2009 - click here for the main website 
Both projects also have an associated social network (on Ning) which we suggest you join if you want to take part.  See:
~ the RWRadio network (for Refugee Week Radio)
~ the Radio 1812 UK network

Community reporters
Volunteering as a community reporter in your local area can be a good way of getting hands-on experience. Why not join our team of volunteer community reporters and collect interviews with members of the community who are organising local groups or small events, or who have interesting stories to tell about their lives.  
~ Click here for examples of reports
~ Click here for details and the application form

PEARLS Radio Training Courses at Desi Radio - Project Website and Online Showcase
Cathy Aitchison from London Link Radio is providing the project website and online showcase for the PEARLS Radio Presentation and Production Courses.  This is a series of accredited courses for women in West London, funded by the London Development Agency Opportunities Fund. 

The method for the website involves working with the trainees to provide a showcase of audio and self description which will benefit them after their training has finished.  Click here to visit the PEARLS website and to listen to some of the audio.

Note: The PEARLS project runs until the end of March 2010, so if you are a woman looking for a course in radio production (and if you meet the criteria), then click here for details of the final course, which starts in January 2010.

Radio in London
The Radio in London portal website includes information and contacts about all aspects of radio in and around London.  Please contact us if you find a broken link or to suggest a resource or organisation which you think should be included.  
Click here to visit the Radio in London website.


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