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Because you're well organised, you have a plan B just in case. But have you gone far enough? What if something unthinkable happens? The existence of a Plan C will set you apart from the rabble ...Click for more
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11 September 2001. Over-the-air broadcasting in New York stopped, very suddenly, when an unthinkable event happened. No broadcaster's Disaster Recovery plan included a chapter on what to do if a 500m high building and its infrastructure suddenly ceased to exist. The story of how New York got back on air, and the lessons learned are the stuff of legend, and relevant to every
community broadcaster in Australia, even if you only have 10 watts on a water tower ...Read More
Watch the replay! Our ChumpStumpers were at it again in July, answering a heap of questions thrown at them on the night. Working without a safety net or high-viz clothing, the team engaged with the audience live ...Read More
The first thing you need to know: if you care, don't feed the faders
. Food is not good for them at all. But whether you've just bathed a fader in an unspeakable substance (like coffee or softdrink), or you have a desk that needs a refresher, here's some cleaning technique that works, and will leave your faders silent and as-smooth-as ...Read More
Big in the news on 28 March: a TV network was heavily impacted by a cyber attack which hit just the right collection of nerves. If it can happen to a TV network, could the same thing happen to your community radio station? And what would you do? Technorama has some tips ...Read More
Not every organisation is going to survive a cyber hit. You could be locked out of your entire operation. Or you could survive the attack. Dan Callaghan and John Maizels created this overview to help you get started with what could possibly go wrong at your station. It might well help you navigate the difference between failure and success ...Read More
Here's where you'll find the resources from our Raspberry Pi TR Tuesday session ...Read More
Our Technorama Tuesdays webinars
on the last Tuesday of each month are a great way to stay up on Tech. Each month we present something special, balancing between incredibly technical stuff and some very down to earth basics. If you missed one, don't despair: you can get to the replay here ...Read More
If you put a pantyhose filter in front of a microphone, does it work to protect the microphone from passing on a virus?
almost certainly not. In fact, it creates a sense of security that doesn't exist. John Maizels reports with a bit of studio hygiene science ...Read More
It's hard to know where to turn for good solid information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the underlying cause, and what you can do. Two quite different and extraordinary links might provide everything you need to know ...Read More
In the past week we've been repeatedly asked: can you get sick from a pop shield? Do pop shields harbour COVID-19? Can you spray pop shields with disinfectant? Should you spray anything? Protecting people from harm is incredibly important, but so is protecting the gear. Fortunately you can do both, and in this article we explain what's going on with a virus, what's safe to use on equipment, and what you can do to stay healthy ...Read More
In 2018 we updated our rules, in support of better succession planning and smarter governance. If you haven't caught up, or if you're interested in how constitutions work (and who isn't??!) then read what happened, and why the default rules needed changing ...Read More
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