Are you ready for GDPR?
The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR will affect the way you collect, handle and use personal data and there are tough penalties if you don’t follow the regulations. This workshop will help you understand the new rules and what you need to be doing now to prepare and how you can be GDPR compliant.
This seminar will help you better understand – and use – the Myriad playout software. Run by the team from Broadcast Radio, and with a practical demonstration, you’ll learn about Myriad’s additional features which should enhance your station’s sound and output. There’ll also be a chance to get advice on specific software issues you may be experiencing.
A presenter masterclass
Peak FM breakfast presenter, and former Bauer and Guardian Media Group programme controller, Ricky Durkin, will offer his top presentation tips for hospital broadcasters. There will be advice on programme preparation, structuring a show, scheduling the music and the art of a great link.
Programming for programmers
This workshop will help programme controllers master the overall sound of their stations with hints and tips about programme schedules, presenter coaching, the use of audio imaging and promos and trails. There will also be advice on how to create extra opportunities for audiences to hear your station’s output via podcasts or social media.
The art of the interview
Hospital broadcasting is all about the 1-2-1 relationship with the listener and daily music request shows are the perfect opportunity to speak to the audience and involve them on-air. This workshop will help you be a better interviewer with advice on how to get the most from your guest, asking the right questions and how to research celebrities or the local personalities who may contribute to your programmes.
Law for presenters and programmers
Many hospital stations can now be heard beyond the wards via the internet or over the air. If so, the law considers you to be a ‘publisher’ and that means you could end up in deep trouble if one of your presenters – or a guest – drops a clanger on-air. This workshop will help you keep on the right side of the law avoiding issues like contempt of court or defamation. You’ll learn from the hapless presenters of ill-equipped station ‘Risky FM’.
The unconference surgery
In this special session we’ll match expertise, skill and experience with a problem or issue that presenters or programmers are facing at their stations. Think speed-dating for hospital broadcasters. But, it’s not about finding love, it’s about finding/getting help. The HBA’s subject experts will be on hand as we attempt to match specific challenges or questions with the people in the room who know the answer or can assist.
It's All About The Voice
The king of the Voice-Over, HBA patron Alan Dedicoat will be offering his top-tips on looking after your voice and getting the best out of it when presenting on air. From voice projection, warm up techniques to life as a professional voice-over artist, all aspects of voice-work will be included in this interactive session.
As with all our Conference's over the many years, we ensure that you have the oportunity to visit some local HBA Member Hospital Radio Stations. This year we are currently working with the following stations who have kindly agreed to open their doors and showcase their stations.
Information on how to book your place on our visit to stations will be issues to all delegates nearer the time. This facility may include trips and visits to other broadcasting organisations.
BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED for the HBA Annual Conference & National Hospital Radio Awards 2018.