Sunday, October 28, 2012

#coopradio is coming!

The Nova Scotia Co-op Community Radio Project

To connect the Co-operating To Build a Better Nova Scotia Conference with local citizens, provincial NS Co-op members, the larger Canadian Co-op community, and citizens at large; Ryakuga will be broadcasting LIVE! from Mount Saint Vincent University, locally on 106.9 FM  with a simultaneous webcast at .  The broadcast with begin Thursday, November 22 at 12pm and run for 49 hours straight until Saturday, November 24 at 1 pm. 

Ryakuga’s temporary community radio station will be set up in the mezzanine of the Rosaria Student Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University and all are invited to participate in this unique participatory communications project.

Volunteer/Participation opportunities include:
  • Be an On-Air Host – An On-Air Host maintains continuity between programming but also announces information such as station identification; invites listeners to drop by and interact with the virtual component of it; informs listeners on how to find the webcast; reads facts about co-ops; updates audience on schedule.
  • Be a Guest – Sharing the story of your co-op, social enterprise or grassroots organization, your experiences, your stories and talents!  If you are a conference participant, share your conference presentation and/or experiences, best practices.
  • Be a Greeter – The Greeter maintains the public space as a social environment is important. Welcomes people to hang around and go on-air. Makes sure people going on air are relaxed and present.
  • Be a Tekkie – Control the audio mixer and mics.  This is the only real technical job – it’s not complicated though!
  • Be a Photographer/Videographer - We will have a digital camera and camcorder available and a computer designated for photos and videos to be shared via Flickr and YouTube.
  • Be a Social Networker – The Social Networker delivers messages on-air coming in from Facebook and Twitter, and broadcasts what is happening on-air to the virtual participants.  We will have a computer dedicated to Twitter and Facebook. People are also encouraged to use their own mobile devices on the wireless network
  • Be a Roving Reporter – Roving Reporters will have access to a variety of communication tools. We will do live interviews with the wireless mics. In addition, we have flash recorders, camera and video camera. The reporters could also use mobiles ready to FaceBook or Twitter.

To volunteer for #coopradio contact Celina -

To book a timeslot contact Jill -

To talk to someone about Participatory Communications contact Fred (Broadcast) – or Charlene (Social Media) –

To perform at the #coopradio Open Mic at Vinnie’s Pub, on Friday November 24 contact Charlene –

To talk to someone about the NS Co-op Council or the Conference contact Mark -