RDA 2021 #audioamplified

RADIO DAYS AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±1 hr 02 min episodes every 13 hours  | 
Presented by the Wits Radio Academy under the auspices of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Radio Days Africa 2021 (#RDA2021) will offer delegates the opportunity to engage in twenty unique session hosted over ten days. Commencing on 5 July and ending on 16 July 2021, RDA21 will offer panel discussions, lecture styled presentations, master classes and chat room styled dialogue.

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16
JUL
2021

The Closing Panel

Moderator: James Cridland (Podnews, Australia)
Contributors: Justin Keats (MediaHeads360 – Sales Director), Muhammad Cajee (Primedia - Chief Digital Officer), Simaloi Dajom (Media Strategist, Talent Trainer. Kenya Top 40 Under 40)

Where does radio stand with artificial intelligence, automated voiceovers, programmatic sales and bookings, the booming audio-on-demand era, and smart devices? This final session will feature expert opinion from a variety of spheres that contribute to the daily success of radio and the future-proofing of the business. Join this session to turn up the volume and amplify the audio
15
JUL
2021

So, You Have a Voice for Radio (Master Class)

Contributor: Chilu Lemba (Voice Over Artist, Zambia)

With the growing use and exposure of audio on several platforms including radio, podcasts, audiobooks, television, learning platforms and a host more, the need for professional voices is growing daily. What are the skills required to become a voice artist or actor? In this Master Class, you will learn the top ten tips for becoming a voice-over artist.
15
JUL
2021

Washa Redio (Swahili Exclusive Session)

Moderator: Jeridah Andayi (Radio Citizen – Station Manager)
Contributors: Ali Mwalimu (Radio Rahma – Deputy Chief News Editor), Frank Odomari (Tanzania), Akhol Amazima (Ugandan Broadcast Corporation - Swahili News Editor)

It is estimated that there are more than fifty million Swahili speakers in Africa. With radio being a mass-market medium, the role of radio amongst Swahili speakers is massive. In this session practitioners from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda share thoughts, ideas, and innovations from their Swahili language radio stations.
14
JUL
2021

The RDA Fringe: Podmeet

Moderator: Elna Schütz (Freelance Journalist and Podmeet Founder)
Contributor: Simmi Areff (Podcast Host – Lesser Known Somebodies)

A fringe session dedicated to networking and connecting amongst the podcasting community. In this session we also speak to podcaster Simmi Areff who produces and presents, Lesser Known Somebodies
14
JUL
2021

Beyond Fake News

Moderator: Nelly Kalu (Media Trainer & Fact Checker, Nigeria)

The Covid 19 pandemic has seen fake news spread faster than the virus in some instances and the rise of disinformation is fuelled in an over enthusiastic on-line world. In this session we look at the trends, practices, and solutions to ensuring credible news reaches audiences in trying times
14
JUL
2021

Creating a Brand Story Using Audio – PT 2: Show & Tell

Contributor: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix - CEO)

Armed with the knowledge to be an audio brand ambassador, this Master Class engages with real-life examples from the first session as participants share examples that they have created based on the learning in the first session.
14
JUL
2021

Creating an Audio Brand Story – PT 1: Story Telling Master Class

Contributor: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix - CEO)

Brands connect with consumers by tapping into commonalities, situations, values, and emotions. The ability to do this with stories written for the ear creates a connection with an audience that is unrivalled. In this Master Class, you will learn to get to the heart of your brand story and build the first steps in the audio narrative journey.
13
JUL
2021

The CEO’s Session

Moderator: Claire Mawisa (Journalist)
Contributors: Kelly Ramputswa (Yarona FM, Botswana – CEO), Nick Grubb (Kagiso Media Chief Executive: Radio), Geraint Crwys-Williams (Primedia Broadcasting – Chairman and Group Chief Business Officer)

Engage with this panel of CEOs from radio groups across the continent and gain insight into their successes in their territories. Gain a better understanding of their business models and broadcast strategies as they operate commercial radio licenses for audience and revenue growth.
13
JUL
2021

Radio in a Crisis Situation

Moderator: Nelly Kalu (Media Trainer & Fact Checker, Nigeria)
Contributors: David Smith (Radio Andarasone Internationale), Bob Rugurika, (Radio Publique Africaine, Burundi), Fathi Osman (Radio Erena, Eritrea)

Radio is a powerful tool as it is a trusted media source with audiences. It responds almost immediately in times of crisis and is often on the firing line in conflict situations. Join this conversation to hear about radio journalists under fire and how the medium rises to the occasion during crises.
12
JUL
2021

60 Ideas In 60 Minutes

Moderator: Claire Mawisa (Journalist)
Contributors: Zane Derbyshire (East Coast Radio – Programme Manager), Gary Stroebel (Future Media Namibia - CEO), Paulo Dias (Ultimate Media – Head of Creative), Ravi Naidoo (Primedia – Chief Creative Officer)

Often the barrier to entry is having a unique idea. In this session, we want to expand your pool of thoughts and ideas. No idea is too big, too small, too simple, or too complicated. Join our panel of experts as they share 60 ideas that you can use at your station in 60 minutes
12
JUL
2021

Music Scheduling in The Streaming Era

Moderator: Neil Johnson (Media Trainer and Consultant)
Contributors: Kenzy Mohapi (Jacaranda FM – Music Compiler), Sot Moldovanos (Deezer), Zanda Mthembu (Ukhozi FM – Music Compiler), Manqoba Khubeka (SAMRO – General Manager Licensing)

Radio and music have always been synonymous with each other. It was a great love affair and a budding romance, but is it over? Digital music consumption seems to be the new flavour and platform of choice. Does radio still have a role to play and does music still want to slow dance with radio?
09
JUL
2021

What the Mac!

Moderator: Neil Johnson (Media Trainer and Consultant)
Contributors: MacGyver Mukwevho and Sol Phenduka (Podcast and Chill)

Listeners, users, and consumers are valuable currency in the on-line audio world. How does one go about creating a podcast that attracts audiences and keeps them engaged? Launched in 2018, Podcast and Chill, has more than 200 000 subscribers and is renowned for engaging and honest content. We speak to the team behind the Mac G magic!

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