Be An Awesome Radio Presenter!

Ashley Cowan, Guitar and Radio Teacher

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57 Videos (4h 51m)
    • Before We Start

      1:27
    • Before You Start Your Show

      0:51
    • Station and Show Demographics

      5:35
    • Station and Show Demographics Two

      3:25
    • Basic Legal Factors

      3:32
    • Being Consistent

      6:56
    • Basic Show Preparation Advice

      5:40
    • The Role of the Radio Presenter

      3:53
    • One Person Only

      6:16
    • Getting Active Baby!

      3:50
    • The Speaking and Writing Voice

      5:55
    • Messaging and Local Knowledge

      6:04
    • Scripting Our Links

      6:24
    • Link Checking

      5:46
    • More On Links

      6:39
    • Starting A Show

      7:44
    • Menu Clips

      5:40
    • Storytelling and the Bullet System

      5:25
    • Using Questions for Our Links

      9:56
    • What Are You Bringing to Your Show Today?

      3:26
    • The Running Order

      0:10
    • What Can We Say in Between the Music?

      10:06
    • Stories

      9:47
    • Specialized Shows and Show Content

      8:36
    • Forward Promoting

      8:51
    • Contributors and Competitions

      8:24
    • Opening, Closing and Saying Goodbye

      10:24
    • Bringing the Local into Our Shows

      10:59
    • Guests Part One

      7:32
    • Guests Part Two

      5:17
    • Cues

      7:05
    • Interviewing Techniques

      6:05
    • Bringing out the Emotions in Personal Interviews

      4:09
    • Production Advice

      8:45
    • Making Your Own Show Trail

      5:45
    • Using the Mixing Desk Part One

      7:02
    • Using the Mixing Desk Part Two

      7:33
    • PPM Meters

      2:46
    • VU Meters

      1:36
    • Audio Levels Recap

      0:07
    • Professional Desks vs Non Professional

      0:07
    • Using Non Professional Equipment

      3:47
    • Key Things To Ask Your Trainer

      0:06
    • Voice Tips for Presenters One

      10:39
    • Voice Tips for Presenters Two

      6:14
    • Popping of Doom

      1:55
    • Common Presenter Mistakes Part One

      5:19
    • Common Presenter Mistakes Part Two

      3:44
    • Broadcast Law: Defamation Part One

      6:05
    • Broadcast Law: Defamation Part Two

      4:47
    • Broadcast Law: Copyright

      3:47
    • Analaysing Your Show

      3:35
    • No Surrender

      4:45
    • Very Basic Comedy Techniques

      0:06
    • Other Issues To Consider

      0:06
    • Free 111 Page Ebook on Radio Documentaries

      0:06
    • Free Show Analysis

      0:35

About This Class

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New Feature Added!
Once you've finished this radio presenter course I'll listen to one of your radio shows and offer feedback. Check out lecture 57 for more details!

Radio presenting is awesome fun! How do I know? Well, I've been a radio DJ on two FM radio stations, and waaaay too many community radio stations.

Now that internet radio has exploded, radio presenters are in high demand. Trouble is, there's not enough radio presenters to fill the slots.

I Got Fed Up

Over the last eighteen years, I kept seeing beginner radio presenters make the same mistakes over and over.

I Designed A Radio DJ Course

Yup! I made a radio presenter training course for beginners, community radio DJs, hospital radio DJs and students of radio.

Who's This Bloke Then?

I'm a nine year BBC World Service, Radio veteran. I've trained staff at the BBC, at hospital radio stations, at community stations, and I've also managed a hospital radio station for five years.

What You'll Learn on the Radio Presenter Course:

I'll get you presenting with a focus.

I'll show you how to plan your shows so you won’t talk randomly like a beginner.

You'll be able to find show content with ease.

You'll be able to cross subject topics.

Learn how to create a bond with your listeners so that they'll love you.

Discover the mistakes that all beginners make.

You'll learn to be 3 steps ahead of where you are.

Discover how to get an awesome sounding presenting voice.

Learn to forward promote content.

I'll show you how to bring local topics into your broadcasts.

I'll teach you how to interview.

Finish your shows like a pro!

Understand media law so you won't get sued!

And......

Get common sense advice that won't send you sleep. Zzzzz

BE ON AIR IN UNDER 6 HOURS!

In 56 fun lessons, I'll show you how to plan, prepare, structure and present a radio show.

GET A NEW JOB!
My passion for radio got me experience. That led me to a job at The BBC World Service. I worked their for 9 years! If I can do it, so can you!

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU
Research skills.
Prepping before air.
Writing for radio.
Places to source your show ideas.
How to technically operate the mixing desk.
Vocal tips.
How to interview.
Radio production advice.
Understanding media law.

I've made this course 90% video and 10% text. Every video lesson is accompanied with a PDF download. The course lessons are broken into small chunks. Each lesson builds upon the last.

This course will be continually updated.

Start turning your love of music into an awesome radio show NOW!

Check out The Online Radio School for more info!

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Ashley Cowan

Guitar and Radio Teacher

Radio Experience
I'm an experienced radio trainer of eighteen years. From 2002 to 2011, I worked at the BBC World Service, Radio. I've now taken these skills and created two online radio training courses.

I tutor students in radio presenting and media interviewing. I have a 5-hour, 58 video radio DJ course and a 3-hour, 40 video, media interviewing course. You can find out more about these courses on my website.

Music and Guitar
I've been playing the guitar for twenty years. I enjoy fingerpicking and teaching students how to fingerpick. It was only natural to then make an online course.

I've had my music played on Amazing Radio to one million listeners, and also BBC unsigned.

You can listen to my music here: http://bit.ly/RDKKbK
Songs 2-6 are good examples of fingerpicking.

In my spare time, I pretend to learn Japanese and I also pretend I'm a stand up comedian!

Ashley