Around January this year, it suddenly dawned on me the end was nigh. And yes, it’s as morbid as it sounds…it’s the fast approaching end of my uni life, and boy did I get freaked out about having to relinquish my 20,000,000 coffee breaks a day and studying on the grass. The idea of joining “the real world” (whatever it is!!) seemed scarier than patting a 6ft python. All I could think was “Who is going to hire me?! I don’t know how to do anything!!”. Then, I took a moment to think about what I had been doing for the past 3 years, and it dawned on me: I do actually know something! Amongst other things, I realised I know how to make a radio program. Random, but true. And useful! The subject was JOUR2822, the year was 2011 and the semester was, well, 1. I had to create 2 radio programs, one 5 minute investigative program and one 20 minute “chat show” type program. We had to conduct our own interviews using voice recorders (we had a whole lecture about how to hold a mic!) and the uni radio booths. We then had to use Adobe Audition to edit and produce our programs. Below is my 20 minute radio program. I was, and still am, very proud of it – it is incredible the amound of editing required for just 20 minutes of radio!! Listen to all, or just to some snippets. But most importantly, enjoy!
Here is a snippet of the package; the vox pops! I took to the streets of the University of Queensland to ask the students what their idea of success is.