- On Air
- Social Media
- Introduction to social media
- Setting up successful social media profiles
- Increasing engagement through social media
- Developing a social media policy
- Developing a social media strategy
- Evaluating your social media presence
- Using social media to raise revenue
- Social media and the law
- Social media case studies
- About us
Here at the Community Radio Toolkit we’re firm believers in Zane Ibrahim’s adage that we should be “90% community, 10% radio,” but that doesn’t meant that you don’t have to get the radio bit 100% right. This section gives you pointers to programming and UK law and regulation – but does not go into detail about making radio programmes as there are plenty of resources out there on that subject.
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This chapter will seek to draw your attention to the many issues that must be considered and decisions that must be made when you are planning your broadcast schedules.
Law, Regulation & Policies
The most important laws covering broadcast radio are those addressing libel, contempt of court and political impartiality at election times. It is vitally important that presenters and in some circumstances even guests understand the broad principles of broadcasting laws, and that station management fully understand their legal obligations and, just as importantly, what to do when there is a transgression.
As you might expect, the biggest problems encountered while setting up and equipping a community radio station will be financial ones. Commercial stations can, and usually do, employ broadcast engineering companies to oversee the entire project from start to finish.