Trent Radio Programmer's Guide

[Mr. Transmitter Head]

Did you skip over the Aims and Objectives section? Well, all decisions about who gets a show are based on those criteria. We desire originality and diversity in our programming. We encourage production that cannot be aired anywhere else. Experiment with sound collage. Record people and places. Invite musicians into the studio. Play with the technology.

Programmes need not be consigned to one hour slots on a weekly basis. They can be any length from 30 seconds up. You could produce one show a year, one show a week, or anything in between. Check what radio projects were happening away back then. You might find the topic of your dreams. Or try collaborating with a flock of others for an exchange of ideas and decrease of workload.

[X]How To Be A Programmer

[X]Trent Radio in Relation to the CRTC

[X]The Broadcasting Act

Trent Radio is the antithesis of big bland monoradio of any kind. Be active and ask questions. We'll be glad to tell you about our twisted ideas of what radio can really by like.


This Programmer's Guide was originally published under the guise of "specific stuff for programming at Trent Radio, how to do it, how not to do it, taking into consideration the general demeanor (or misdemeanor) of the Trent Radio staff people." We have discovered, however, that the guide may contain useful information for campus and community radio programming in general. We are not to be held responsible for anything you may learn from these documents.

The original Programmer's Guide was published with special thanks to:

Barb Woolner
Programme Director
August 1995


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