I’ve been thinking about how the No Quarter Given Show that learners on my final year radio production module can be developed. We have been producing programmes that are broadcast each week on DemonFM, every Saturday from 12 to 1pm. A small group of learners have been consistent about developing and producing the content, but it doesn’t feel like it is enough, and the momentum that we gained in the early stages of the programme is in danger of falling back and slowing down.
I’ve taken a bit of a plunge and set-up a blog site at www.noquartergiven.co.uk that will interface with a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. The aim is to post and share content on the site and the pages, and then link them with the DemonFM site so that the content can be reformatted and pushed on as a podcast or as part of the DemonFM website.
I’ve not done any design for the site or the pages yet, other than to use a temporary image and logo that can fit into Twitter, Facebook and an iTunes feed. We will be linking the site to as many feeds and RSS accounts associated with the Leicester arts scene as we can. There is a lot of content that is generated in other site that we can reversion and use to supplement the original content that we produce.
The aim is to develop the site as a multimedia site that uses every form of media – video, images, audio and written content. I will be hosting the site myself, which will mean that I’ll be able to develop the capability of the site at my own pace and using the independent resources that are available to me. It also means that I can give users an email address each if they need it.
I hope this little expedition pays off, and that it allows the learners and other contributors to widen their net, and to take a much broader view of what they are able to produce. Who knows, the more that opportunities there are for sites like this to interconnect with each other, the more we can grow and support the arts and media in Leicester.
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