Technorama is a grass-roots movement created to support technologists from Community Radio Stations all over Australia.
At the Technorama gathering each year, technologists meet and talk to share stories and experiences about their stations to help benefit others in the sector.
Technorama 2015 will be held at the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood, from 22 – 24 May.
Van Richards-Smith got the radio bug early in life, working at 4BH as a trainee tech building consoles while he was still at high school. The drive to be creative with technology stayed with him, and through the years Van has been called on to build new studios and whole new stations more than once.
Starting with a position as Chief Engineer at 4LM Mt Isa (where he remodelled existing studios then built new studios) he spent a large part of his career as Chief Engineer or Network Chief Engineer associated with 4IP and related stations. When 4IP was acquired by the Queensland TAB, Van went on to lead the technology development of the second largest radio network in Australia, providing information and entertainment to racing fans in QLD, SA, NT and TAS – covering more than half of Australia. Along the way he has participated in industry working groups including AM Stereo development, and Digital Radio through DTAC
Less well known is that Van quietly contributed much to community radio. Van was seconded to the fledgeling indigenous FM station in Brisbane, where he consulted to get 4AAA designed and on the air.
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