Here's a brief summary of the Radio week in Cuslett from November 21-25, 2011.
The Radio Communications week in Cuslett was a component of a
training/work experience program and the concept was to 'engage 10
TIOW participants between the age of 55-64 with the operations of a
community radio station' for one week of the project. Each participant
developed content for the programming and all learned how to operate the equipment.
Monday, November 21st. Interviews with local farmers reggie Careen and
Dermot Power, Fatima Academy and lots of local music from the Cape
Tuesday, November 22nd. Another busy day with interviews
from the locals, lots of music, a live performance by Priscilla Dalton
of St. Bride's and the participants got involved with developing
commercials for local businesses. Fatima Grade 7 students dropped by to
entertain for awhile.
Wednesday, November 23rd.: Along with the
Radio there was also a theater component and tonight there was a Turkey
Dinner prepared by the group and a play was staged 'on air'. The
participants also sang songs and did a traditional set dance from
Harbour Deep..."Running the goat" Other students of Fatima dropped by
to entertain again during the day.
Thursday, November 24th. was a
'Snow Day' but we got on the air in the afternoon and we interviewed
local resident, Doreen Coffey about her recent trip to the Bahamas. We
also interviewed former resident, Carl English of the Cape Shore who is
now residing in Spain. Tony Power also dropped by and told ghost
stories. Of course we had lots of tradional and local music.
Friday, November 25th.: Fatima Academy students dropped by again and we
had an interview with former resident, Connie Foley who is now residng
in Taiwan where she runs her own private school. We clued up the week
with a review of the radio programming and the participants helped
dismantle the tower. We had a great week and it was alot of fun and
great learning experience for everyone involved.
We kept the
schedule flexible to allow for spontaneous events to occur. It was a
valuable week of learning and we were pleased with the outcome.