Grassroots Radio Conference 2014

August 14th-17th 2014
410 Douglas Avenue Ames, Iowa

Conference Schedule

CONFERENCE CAMPUS VENUES

LISTENING & MEDIA CENTER


THURSDAY AUGUST 14

 

Noon – 6:00 PM: Conference registration and Check-in
Octagon Community Gallery 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Cook-out Block Party
KHOI

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Outdoor concert at the historic Train Depot
West end of Main Street (see map) 


FRIDAY AUGUST 15

 

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM: BREAKFAST
First Methodist Church dining room 

 

8:00 AM (All Day): REGISTRATION OPENS
Octagon Community Gallery 

 

 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: OPENING CEREMONIES
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jonathan Buffalo, Historian, Meskwaki Nation
Octagon Main Gallery
Presentation of the station colors
KHOI’s Welcome 

 

10:15 AM – 6:30 PM LPFM INTENSIVE
North Adams (Fl 2) (NEW LOCATION)

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM LABS
Audio Editing: KHOI  

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM: WORKSHOPS:
Management Best Practices: Adams (Fl 2)
Interviewing as Learnable Art Form: Community Gallery (Ground Fl) (NEW LOCATION)
Crytoparty (Digital Privacy): Hunziker (Fl 2)
Producing Music Radio Shows: Conference Room (Fl 3) 
So You Wanna Do a Live Remote?: Main Gallery (Fl 3) 



12:00 PM – 1:20 PM: GRC LUNCH
United Methodist Church (lower level dining room)



1:30 PM – 6:00 PM: HIP HOP SUMMIT
DG’s Tap House 



1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: LABS
Producing Documentaries That Engage: KHOI 

 

1:30 PM – 3:00  PM: WORKSHOPS
Women and Gender on the Air: Community Gallery (Ground Fl) (NEW LOCATION)
Psychological Principles of Team-Building: Adams (Fl 2)
Open-Source Radio Station: Hunziker (Fl 2) 
Weaving Environmental Stories into Station Programming: Main Gallery (Fl 3)
Solar-Powered Radio: Conference Room (Fl 3)



3:10 PM – 4:45 PM: LABS
Secure Drop Privacy Protection: KHOI
Problem-Solving: Human Relations in Team-Building: Sweeney Gallery (Fl 3) 

 

3:10 PM – 4:45 PM: WORKSHOPS  
American Mosaic, Life Stories for Radio: Hunziker (Fl 2)
Diversity and Radio Programs: Community Gallery (Ground Fl) (NEW LOCATION)
The Disability Movement Takes the Mic: Adams (Fl 2)
Focusing a Story for Radio Production: 
Conference Room (Fl 3)

 

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: WORKSHOPS
News Production Community Gallery (Ground Fl) (NEW LOCATION)
WoodSongs: Making a Syndicated Show Local: Conference Room (Fl 3)
Live Audio Streaming: Adams (Fl 2) 

Net NeutralityMain Gallery (Fl 3)  

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: STREET FAIR / LIVE MUSIC with appetizers from local restaurants and beer samples from micro-brewers ($10.00 entrance fee)
Douglas Ave, in front of conference center 

 

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: GRC HIP HOP SUMMIT presentation to Conference attendees
DG’s Tap House (upstairs) 

 


SATURDAY AUGUST 16  

 

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: BREAKFAST
First United Methodist Church dining room, ground floor 

 

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM: LABS
News Production: KHOI 

 

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM: WORKSHOPS
Psychological Principles of Team Building: Adams (Fl 2)
Professional Interviewing Skills: Hunziker (Fl 2)
Funding, Underwriting & Crowd Funding: North Adams (Fl 2)
Using a Nautel Transmitter: Main Gallery (Fl 3)
Program Evaluation: Conference Room (Fl 3)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DAVID BARSAMIAN

“Media. Capitalism, and the Environment”
Octagon Main Gallery 

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: GRC LUNCH 
First United Methodist Church (dining room, lower level) 

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: PACIFICA AFFILIATES MEETING
First United Methodist Church  

 

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: LABS
Audio Editing: KHOI
Setting Up A Broadcast Studio: KHOI
Problem Solving: Human Relations in Team-Building: Sweeney Gallery (Fl 3)

 

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: WORKSHOPS
Understanding Radio as a Medium:North Adams (Fl 2)
On-Air Fund & Pledge Drives: Adams (Fl 2)
Compliance Calendar:
Hunziker (Fl 2)
Pacifica Internet Package & Group Underwriting Program:
Conference Room (Fl 3)
Trouble-Shooting & Technical Diagnostics (“Holy *#@% I Broke It!”) (This workshop ends at 4 PM)
Community Gallery (Ground Fl)

Radio Drama: From Paper to Air: Main Gallery (Fl 3) (NEW LOCATION)

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: LABS
Secure Drop for Internet Privacy: KHOI 

 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: WORKSHOPS
Governance: Hunziker (Fl 2)
Volunteers and Volunteer DJs:  North Adams (Fl 2)
Music Producers’ Round Table: Conference Room (Fl 3)
Technology Round Table:   Adams (Fl 2)

 

5:15 PM – 7:30 PM: “FUTURE OF COMMUNITY RADIO” PLENARY
Octagon Main Gallery
Looking Ahead for Community Radio; Facilitated group discussions about:
Media Platforms
Building Technology
Building radio Stations
Funding and Partnerships
Advocacy
Collaborating to Make Programs
Future Generations

Speed dating for syndicated program producers and radio stations
Swag and promotional material “Show and Tell”

 

7:45 PM: IOWA FIELD TRIPS…if you feel like exploring
Meet up at KHOI
Doolittle Prairie State Preserve
Ada Hayden Park Docent Walking Tour
Magical Night Bicycle Ride to High Trestle Bridge
Swimming at Peterson’s Pit

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 17 

 

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM: BREAKFAST
First United Methodist Church 

 

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: WORKSHOPS
Automation: Adams (Fl 2)
Natural and Unnatural Disasters: Community Radio Responds: Hunziker (Fl 2)
Outcasting Radio Production with LGBTQ Youth: North Adams (Fl 2)
Membership Management: Conference Room (Fl 3)



11:15 AM – 12:30: CLOSING PLENARY
Main Gallery  
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: GRC LUNCH
 First United Methodist Church 

 

2:15 PM – 6:00: CONFERENCE BUILDING CLEANUP 

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: “Human Chain” and other community festivities Downtown Ames

 

6:00 PM – 10 PM: “BOOZE N’ BLUES” Wrap up party (Non-drinkers welcome, too!)
Downtown wine bar Della Viti, 323 Main Street