Round Table Episodes

Open Forum: Being Prepared for a Second Trump Term

Open Forum 09.20
-the seven dirty words –window for full power stations –insurance –wild fires –being prepared for a second Trump term

Recording Interviews over the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With Joseph McGuire (KSVR Radio in Mount Vernon, Washington) 09.20 

*Different services are discussed (Squadcast, Riversidefm, Ringr, Zencastr, Zoom) *The benefits of using remote recording over studio recording *The drawbacks of using remote recording over studio recording

GRC Info Session 2020

With Sharon Scott (WXOX in Louisville, KY) 08.28

Short Term / Long Term Strategies for Radio Station Success

With William King Jr. (KOWN in Omaha, NE) 08.20

Backup Power

With John Fox (KPRI in Pala, CA), Eugene Beer (WGRN in Columbus, OH), and Joseph Orozco (KIDE in Hoopa Valley, CA) 08.20

What Brings Us to Community Radio

Group discussion 07.20

Working with Alexa / Personal Boundaries with DJs

With Davyne Dial (WPVM in Asheville, NC) 07.20

GRC Planning in Virtual Louisville

Brainstorming with Sharon Scott ( WXOX in Louisville, Kentucky) 07.20

Virtual Remote Console for PC & MAC-with Cleanfeed

With Jon Almeleh, Otis Maclay, and Ursula Ruedenberg (Pacifica) 07.20

Caller/Remote Set-Up

With Joseph McGuire (KSVR Radio in Mount Vernon, Washington) 07.20 

Squadcast. Zencaster. Cellphone with audio set-up. Legal considerations of streaming live protests.

Policy #2: For Social Media, Tough Situations, and Addressing Racism

06.20 Checking in. When an employee is threatened. DJ’s and problematic content. Avoiding the bully pulpit. Clarity of message. Making mistakes and fixing them on-air. News reports vs call to action. Recognizing our own reactivity. The risk of playing punk rock at a protest. Looking at humanity beyond policy violation and strategy. DJ’s doing live events.

Policy #1: For Social Media, Tough Situations and Addressing Racism

06.20 Checking In. Pacifica National Special. Social media posting policy. Upheaval as opportunity to make policy. Endorsement policy. 1st Amendment and radio policy. Using airwaves for education during the time of Black Lives Matter.

Round-Table Guidelines and Black Lives Matter cont.

06.20 Going over Round-Table guidelines.  Checking in with each station–how the climate is in their town in regards to protests and police presence.  Discussion on the role of community radio during the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter Support

06.20 A day after George Floyd’s funeral, the round-table meets to discuss the unrest that is occurring in the country. Sharon Scott (ARTxFM) gives a first hand account of the upheaval in Louisville–the place where Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by police.


With Davyne Dial (WPVM Ashevillne, NC) 05.20

PC vs Apple for remote broadcasting.  Power outage and battery backup.  Automation vs Manual.  Confronting misinformation.  

Remote Broadcasting

With Sharon Scott (ARTxFM Louisville, Kentucky) 05.20

Extra Help:

Remote Set-Up for Community Radio Stations

Remote Broadcasting for Community Radio DJs

COVID-19 Support #7

05.20 Glitches with Zoom?  Grants for COVID-19 news.  States loosening restrictions.  Planning for reopening and/or a second wave.  Going live from home.  Using drop box for simplification.  Pros and cons of having a main studio.  Continuing the round-table on social media.  Emotional support for managers.

COVID-19 Support #6

05.20 Invitation to make station greetings.  Some states are loosening safety restrictions.  Getting paid for service announcements.  More good news on fundraising.  Using Audio Hijack and Cleanfeed.  Different ways to work from home/do live shows.  How to reach more listeners.  Groups looking for input from radio stations.

COVID-19 Support #5

04.20 Home haircuts.  Mental health.  Finding good audio for phone interviews.  Virus hitting hard on black communities.  Political tensions.  Planning for long term.  Positive fundraising / postponing fundraising / mail solicitation. Live music.  Secondary stream.  Thoughts of GRC online.  Broadcasting graduations.

COVID-19 Support #4

04.20 Status with each radio station.  Touching on Digital Audio Delivery and Digital Divide.  Sharing favorite AudioPort Programs

COVID-19 Support #3 did not get recorded. Apologies.

COVID-19 Support #2

04.20 Viewing COVID-19 in big towns and little towns.  Discussing how different threat levels affect station management

COVID-19 Support #1

03.20 Relaying accurate information.  Station safety and protocol.  Programming and fundraising

COVID-19: Background and Protocol

With Dr. MarkAlain Dery (WHIV New Orleans, Louisiana                                    & Kate Ingram (KPTZ Port Townsend, Washington) 03.20

Raise Awareness with Live-Streaming

Wtih Davyne Dial (WPVM Asheville, North Carolina) 02.20

Fundraising Strategies from 2019


Model for Volunteer News

With Steve Pierce (WOOC Troy, New York) 11.19

Association of Affiliates and Other News (with Robin Collier / KCEI NM) 10.19

With Robin Collier (KCEI Taos, New Mexico) 10.19

With Carl Etnier (WGDR Plainfield, Vermont) 09.19

Photo by Terry Allen