• friday: 16.30 – 17.30

    Daniele Fisichella, Future Radio, Norwich, UK:
    “Our current archiving method”

    Milan Chrobok, Pi Radio, Berlin, Germany:
    “Programme calendar as archive: calcms”

    Our current archiving method
    Daniele Fisichella, Future Radio, Norwich, UK


    We are a community radio based in Norwich (East of England) and we have more than 100 volunteers producing and presenting programmes for us. There is a big need for archiving and categorizing audio pieces and we are currently implementing a new system of doing it.  We are using a play-out system called Myriad to manage our on-air content and we have created different sections within the Myriad’s audio wall for different shows and contents. By using specific log in details and passwords volunteers can access their own archive, save/edit the content as well as add descriptions to the audio track that can be accessed by all the volunteers.  On our Myriad play out system there is a dedicated section called ‘Archive’ that is easily accessible by the live DJs through a shortcut on the play out programme front page. We have also established a naming convention for different shows and contents, using for example BK for Breakfast Show and INT for any interview content. We also use to back up all of our archive into our servers, archiving the tracks for years, content type and creating a special category (called ‘Gold’) where our best interviews are stored and can be used at any point as they are not time specific. All these archiving operations are carried out by a dedicated team of volunteers and coordinate by our Broadcasts Assistants. The archive is also reviewed every 4 months and out of date content is removed.




    Daniele Fisichella, Future Radio Station Manager, works in radio since 2004. Previous work experiences include Italy’s national Radio, University of West London, Peterborough FM and talkSPORT.


    Programme calendar as archive: calcms
    Milan Chrobok, Pi Radio, Berlin, Germany


    Calcms is an internet user interface which enables everybody who works in radio to independently design a radio programme according to agreed rules. This includes programme planning, programme descriptions, post-processing and archiving. Furthermore, Caclms is an interface for the purposes of web-based radio use, e.g. by incorporating the programme in websites, RDS, Twitter, Feeds, Magazin (PDF) and free.fm. Here, archiving takes place by publishing the material in the network. The presentation deals with this and with other possible potential uses of calms.



    Milan Chrobok, technical implementation of various radio projects in Berlin: Radioherbst, Funkwelle, Herbstradio Kinofunk, Radio Einheit, DT64 Festival Radio; since 2010 active at Pi Radio and community radio stations on 88vier; editorial and technical coordination at Pi Radio: playout, live streaming, automatic editing of programmes, user interface for programme schedule management, incorporating the programme schedule into websites.

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