This week, Annie and I worked on strengthening our audio production partnership project by consolidating a set of agreements with Radio Grahamstown. This included the allocation of air time to the show, and the identification of a producer and anchor from the station’s volunteer team. We met with the Station Manager, Phumlani Wayi, to talk through these agreements, and in this way laid down another building block for the project. By the time of our second workshop, which took place on Thursday afternoon, we felt ready to start building on these foundations. The Radio Grahamstown producer and anchor were present, and it seemed to us that all we had to do now was to encourage the team to start planning the show and honing their production skills. Things did not, however, begin smoothly in the workshop. Let me take you back two days before this workshop:
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
On Friday 11 March, Annie and I conducted our introductory workshop with the Umthathi facilitators. The aim was, firstly, to foster a stronger relationship with the facilitators, by getting to know them better. Secondly, we aimed to establish a shared vision for the project, informed by clear understanding of everyone’s roles. Thirdly, we hoped to set the ball rolling with regards to the process of generating ideas for content to include in the show. Our primary aim for this workshop though, was to draw out themes which would be covered in the gardening and healthy living radio show.