Edith Cowan students keep broadcasting

Broadcasting students at Perth’s Edith Cowan University have not given up radio broadcasting during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Instead, the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting students are now producing and presenting 12 hours of live radio shows per week, using the zoom app.
The university has ordered all courses be conducted online, consequently students have returned to their homes and are broadcasting from Perth, Melbourne, Albany and Margaret River.
The shows include interviews, music, live news bulletins on the half-hour, and live crosses to student reporters attending the daily State Government briefings on COVID-19.

 Course coordinator, Jo McManus, says “It’s been a real challenge to make this work. Our technical staff have been amazing in getting this set up at short notice. 
“This pandemic has changed the way we’re all interacting – it’s been an interesting lesson in resilience and has forced us to think outside the box when it comes to the craft of radio. The technology is there – all of us just have to learn to adapt ”
The programs are broadcast on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.00AM – 4.00PM on ECU’s Mt Lawley campus and via this link.
The course is having a two-week break from Good Friday, but shows will be back online from April 28.
Students will also be producing and presenting a one-hour daily program for Vision Australia Radio to air on its network around the country from April 20.


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