Broadcast and Panel Training


Radio 4EB Training in 2018

Broadcast and New Member Induction Sessions are held monthly to assist all language groups with new members and prospective new broadcasters for language groups. This is the first step in becoming involved in a radio program on Radio 4EB and also GLOBAL Digital. 

This informative session is generally held on the first Tuesday of each Month from 6.15pm - 7.30pm and concludes with a short questionnaire at the end. This will indicate an understanding of the basic regulations of community broadcasting, workplace health and safety and evacuation procedures, broadcast requirements, code of practice for community broadcasters, CBF compliance, sponsorship requirements, defamation and 4EB operations. The session also includes a station tour of all facilities and the working studios of 4EB and GLOBAL. A 4EB Broadcast Certificate will then be issued to enable you to become involved in on-air language programs.

Please Note: All 4EB Broadcasters are required to hold a Broadcast Licence to be involved in regular on-air programs and you must also be a financial member. All applications will need Group Convenor Approval but we can assist with all new submissions. You will then be advised by email of your acceptance in the next available Broadcast session. 

The Next Broadcast / New Member Induction Session

will be held on

Tuesday Night 6 February, 2018 at 6.15pm.


Panel Training

The Radio Panel Training course is available to all Radio 4EB members who are already involved in broadcasting programs. This is a hands-on highly practical course in panel operation and you will be learning a new skill. The training is delivered in a supportive learning environment and could be a pathway towards a career in the media industry.

Radio 4EB conducts Radio Panel courses every 8 weeks on Monday evenings and thursday afternoons. All applicants must hold a current Broadcaster's licence and be a financial member of 4EB.

All applications for Panel Training will need language group convenor approval.

During the course all panel trainees are expected to complete between 3-5 hours of studio practice before being able to sit for their practical and written test which normally occurs in week 7 or when ready.

Applications for the Panel Training Course can be submitted at any time. You can pick up a form from the 4EB office. Remember, radio training at 4EB is free providing you are a financial member and willing to contribute to a language group.

Jeff Milne is 4EB's Training Coordinator.

Producing and broadcasting a programme for radio can be fun and exciting. Whether as a hobby or as a stepping stone to a career in broadcasting. Producing your own radio program requires patience, dedication and confidence. These skills don't come naturally, they are the result of hours of practice, and above all training.

This seven (7) week course is conducted in the studios of Radio 4EB and GLOBAL Digital. Your 4EB Training Coordinator, Jeff Milne, has a working history in both commercial and community radio in range of on-air and in management positions and has the experience to guide you through panel training techniques as used by professional broadcasters today.

What the course will cover:

Week 1 Introduction to Studio Broadcast Equipment: Brief training notes will be provided. Learn about the '3 Studio priorities', Setting microphone levels, Cuing CD's, introduction to computer programs and basic panel instruction. The first session will also reveal the functions of all the buttons and faders. 

Week 2 Learn more about the studio computer programs, Audacity and the Mairlist Studio Playout program. You will also learn how to work with a Program Running sheet. Individual practice session then follows.

Week 3 Learn about the studio Take-Over Procedure ( 3 minute – 1 minute rule) for changing studios and selecting pre-recorded programs to go to air. By now you should be familiar with the panel and basics of cueing items to go to air. Individual practice session then follows. 

Week 4 This week we focus on Guest Management, interviewing techniques for radio and editing interviews to go to air. Individual practice session then follows

Week 5 This week we will learn about the digital Studio operations (GLOBAL) followed by a practice session.

Week 6 Saving your program and Individual Student Practice session. 

Week 7 Individual Student Practice session / Panel Test session. 

If the student is confident, feels ready and has completed the required (3-5) hours of practice in our training studio they may sit for their practical and written test and obtain a Panel Licence. 

All students taking part in the panel training course are encouraged to book the training studio to practice their panelling skills weekly from week 2 onwards. You will need at least 3-5 hours of studio practice to feel confident and competent in your new panelling skills.

                  In 2018 Panel Training Classes will be held on Monday nights from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

and from 8.00pm to 10.00pm 

Thursday afternoons from 12Noon to 2pm.